Communion of Saints

The Communion of Saints Tapestry by John Nava

Last summer, the house I grew up in went on the market and I went to an open house. Things had changed, of course. Some of the changes were intentional, but mostly the house and lovely grounds were simply showing their age.  Small trees were large trees, the basketball court was like an archaeological discovery in a jungle overgrowth.  The apple orchard was gone.


TEXT: Hebrews 12:1-4

The parsonage lights were burning even later than usual this week as a couple of innocent questions sent me on a wild romp through my family genealogy. Courtesy of the Mormon website, which I believe is the most extensive, free genealogy site available online, I was able to follow my mother’s line all the way back into the pre-history of the British Isles. It seems her family pretty much owned all of England, Scotland, and Ireland up until about 1000 AD.