I Wanna See You Be Brave – A Word from DS Rev. Andy Smith

Few things inspire me like music does. Lately I’ve been watching the official music video for the song “Brave” by Sara Bareilles. In the video, several people dance, each one by themselves in a public place like a shopping mall, gym, bus stop or sidewalk. Most of the dancers appear to be ordinary folks, not…Read More »

Arise – A Word from DS Rev. Andy Smith

“Arise, shine; for your light has come,and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.”—Isaiah 60:1 One of the first things I do each day after I wake up is reach for my phone and play the daily Wordle. My starting word, almost every time, is ARISE. I’ve thought about using a different word…Read More »

Right-Sizing – A Word from DS Andy Smith 12/15/22

When I retired, Robyn and I moved from Kerrville to Austin; from a house that is, basically, three stories with five bedrooms and four full baths, to a modest three-bedroom, two-bath home. As you can imagine, we have had to go through some major downsizing of stuff, both before and after the move. And rather…Read More »

A Word from DS Rev. Andy Smith

Grace to you, and peace, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I find myself humbled and honored to be following my beloved sisters Bishop Laura Merrill and Rev. Teresa Welborn as your Capital District Superintendent for the next several months. As you may or may not know, I retired on July 1 of…Read More »