Nichole Collins MacMillan

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It’s a Feast Day Somewhere

A few weeks ago, trending on social media was a conversation about when a person should take down Christmas decorations – or how long we could get away with leaving up the tree. Thoughts on the matter ranged from “Get it down right away” to “Leave it up until Valentine’s Day.” A few even suggested […]

Dancing in the Kitchen, Songs that Shape My Soul, and Holy Ground

When I made the transition from full-time pastor to full-time, stay-at-home mom, I discovered the best radio station ever. Living in north Georgia, I tuned my dial to 88.1 and the voices of Richard Windham and his colleagues at WUTC, the public radio station out of Chattanooga, TN. While loading the dishwasher in the evening, […]

Epiphany

My friend Stephanie knows about things I don’t.  She flies airplanes for a living.  She embodies courage and an openness to change that is far beyond me.  Today, she is flexing her theological blogging muscle and shares her thoughts below.  She knows a thing or two about what she writes – and a whole lot […]

A New Year’s Eve Prayer

As I stand on the edge of a new thing, I bow to what you have begun in me: the work and the blessings of the year now done the brokenness you promise to redeem the struggle through which you promise to reshape me the balm of laughter the wonder of growing children the steadfast […]

Pregnant with Promise

Scripture Passages: Micah 5:2-5 Luke 1:39-55               Before she was ever given her sky blue dress. . . Before her face ever graced the ceilings of cathedrals, basilicas, and altar pieces. . . Before prayers were uttered in her name and her likeness was pressed into medallions and carved […]

Losing My Religion

  This week’s sermon was scheduled to be part of a celebration service in which First Presbyterian Church in Cohutta marked several significant milestones in the life of the congregation: retirements, graduations, a birth.  However, at the beginning of the week, a member of the congregation died, and the celebration was delayed for a time […]

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