12.20.19 Running By

Two formations of geese waved today flying nearly directly overhead. Their soaring in the sunset was a marvel.

I encounted A. again upon the walk from her work. She smiled and said, “So, I’ll get to be seeing you all the time now, Pastor?”

At the end of my time as I was turning to go up hill, a runner stopped and asked about my waving. She admitted, “The first time I saw you, I thought, what is she doing?, but then I kept seeing you and it was great.” I told her about my hopes to share joy on the corner for the year to come.

Like me, she is pretty new to the area. She seems to love the spaciousness of Columbia. She agreed that in this time in our community, country, and world that a little extra joy wouldn’t hurt. We walked all the way back to the church together where she didn’t mind hearing a bit about our historic Carriage House.

“Some folks don’t know we are here,” I shared. “Hope to see you around the neighborhood again soon!”

“You, too!” she offered, as she began to pick up the pace again on her route.



Published by Rev. Claire Matheny

Pastor | Kittamaqundi Community Church | Columbia, Maryland

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