Yes!  You’ve found me.  I’m delighted that you’ve discovered this occasional blog and me.

Heading south in search of sunshine and warmth.

Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta I have since journeyed to the lovely land of  Virginia.   I came to Virginia to go to college at what was then Randolph-Macon Women’s College in Lynchburg.

After graduating I remained in Lynchburg working in children’s and youth ministry and teaching drama. Eventually, God’s workings led me to Divinity School and ordination as an Elder in the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church.

My full-time service in the pastorate was short-lived, however with a growing family and a husband who was also in full-time service in the local church.

I have been blessed to have the opportunity over the years to serve short-term in several local church settings and as a chaplain at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk. For the last four plus years I have found a wonderful setting of purpose and presence as a chaplain at a Continuing Care Community in Richmond. My husband and our five children (one of which has been launched and 2 are not far behind) keep life humming and much of my life is spent simply providing order and direction to our days. This season is a blessing and I am grateful for each moment.

Since no life is one dimensional I weave into this blog of faith an abundance of life stories and personal interests from family life to cooking and crafts, exploring state parks and travels and my own journey. You’ll find essays, poems and poetry, photography, and even some thoughts and questions to spur your own reflection. It’s all a slice of a much bigger picture of life in these times and one I hope you will connect with in some way. When you do, be sure to let me know. Please note that all content is the property of Florence Brooks, unless otherwise noted. If you would like to use something online from this site, please link it directly back to this source.

It is my hope that something here will inspire, perhaps sustain you in your life’s journey.    I welcome your comments and will respond as I am able.  Thank you for reading.  God’s abundant blessings to you.

With joy!

            Florence Brooks

Strawberry Picking, Spring 2011
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