If you have been to and love Cuba or you are simply curious about Cuba, let me recommend this book to you which is written by our friend, Stan Dotson. It is well worth the read! This book will give you some perspective on what life in Cuba is really like. It is centered around the day when normalization of relations between our two countries was announced and contains stories of many of our Matanzas friends. The proceeds from sale of this book will support the Kairos Center at the First Baptist Church of Matanzas and a similar program in La Vallita. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, contact Nancy Bradley as she has a few copies for sale. Cost is $20, but any amount over the $20 will also go to support these two programs.For more information about the book, check out this website.
Triangle Interfaith Alliance presents an afternoon devotional of prayer and thoughts regarding Unity in Diversity.
When: Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 3 PM
Where: Kadampa Center, 5412 Etta Burke Court, Raleigh
Format: Presenters will share a brief prayer or thought from their faith tradition
Food: Light refreshments will be provided
Triangle Interfaith Alliance members represent diverse faith traditions including Baha’i, Christian, Jain, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Native American, and Sikh, as well as those with no particular affiliation who are interested in interfaith work. We invite you to learn more about our activities and to help us promote interfaith understanding, cooperation, and a compassionate community in the Triangle area.
Pullen’s Christmas Traditions (and a small dose of goofiness from the staff):
One of my mentors often asks me, “Nancy, how are you taking care of yourself?” I’m not sure why the question catches me off guard every time, but it does. A few weeks ago he asked again, and I felt a lump rise in my throat and an ache in the pit of my stomach. I knew I didn’t have an answer, and just hearing the question this time brought strong emotions that I could feel in my body, soul and spirit. After stumbling around for something to say but knowing the emptiness of my words, I resolved to take the question seriously. [Read more…]
As I strive to compose this blog on Joy, I admit that I have no fully-developed theological treatise on the subject – only observations and wonderings.
In fact, my first observation is that it is psychology instead of theology that would most adequately speak to the subject. (Since I am not a psychologist, I’ll have to continue with my few observations and many wonderings.)
Is there such a thing as “inner Joy” that is a constant part of life, always with us – or is Joy something we surprisingly experience only on particularly happy occasions? Or is it both? [Read more…]
James and Kim Crook will lead a group of Pullenites on the 2nd official pilgrimage to the Republic of Georgia next summer. We are currently working on dates, but are planning on sometime between June 24 and July 8, 2017. We expect the trip to run 7 to 9 days, including travel.
We are in touch with our friend and brother Malkhaz Songulashvili, to plan the details and work out costs. We will hold interest meetings in the next few months to show some pictures from previous trips, talk about the itinerary, the culture, and our friends. The first meeting is scheduled for December 11, right after Sunday Worship.
If you want to get a first person report from some of those who have traveled there, you might seek out Jim Hutchby, Brooks Wicker, Cathy Tamsburg, Felicia Roper, Sarah Benbow, Theresa Riggins, or Phil Letsinger.