Tales

Tales from the Quarantine: Giving Abundantly

The pandemic has been hard for everyone. But for moms who are juggling careers, kids, curricula, and kitchen duties, 5 months is a really long time.  The Band of Moms group was formed years ago to bring together moms of all ages and stages for them to have a safe place to talk about their […]

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Tales from the Quarantine: Week Eleven

Hello there! I’m Liza Goodner, Children’s Minister and school co-chaplain here at St. Martin’s. Although I’ve been working remotely, I’ve documented some really fun and challenging times, and made wonderful memories with Sunday school children, preschool students and my own kiddos over this past spring.  We’ve done fun Sunday school and chapel lessons using Zoom. […]

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Tales from the Quarantine: Week 9

Hello! My name is Amy Osterhoff. Some of you may know me as the Assistant Director and Science teacher at the preschool, or as that pie lady you see every year at Thanksgiving, or maybe just as that weird, rainbow-haired lady who always seems to be at the school/church. I am all of those things, […]

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Tales from the Quarantine: Week 8

Week Eight! Can you believe it? Two full months we’ve been apart. Here’s what our Scool Director, Serin Stanford has been up to. Enjoy! Hi! My name is Serin Stanford. I am the Director of St. Martin’s Episcopal School as well as the wife of Father Bill Stanford from St. Christopher Episcopal Church. During this […]

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Tales from the Quarantine – Week 7

As the calendar changes from April to May, our family has seen quite a few amazing acts at home. In fact, it has become quite a zoo here as we discovered a blue jay’s nest and a baby blue jay. Some of you Texas Rangers fans may want to squawk hearing of these dastardly-feathered creatures, […]

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Tales from the Quarantine – Week 5

Prayer Shawl Ministry Practices an Attitude of Gratitude On March 19, near the time we began sheltering-in-place, Kathy Wilkinson started sending us little emails each day titled “Attitude of Gratitude.” She invited us to join her in sharing five or more things we are grateful for on that particular day. Here’s a random sampling of […]

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Tales from the Quarantine – Week 4

This is the April picture from my wall calendar for this year. The calendar uses a combination of Celtic lore and Christian symbols to represent each month. When I turned over to April and saw what it was, tears ran down my face. What I see when I look at it is a heart filled […]

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Tales from the Quarantine – Week 2

I hope you enjoyed my little tale last week. Please don’t forget to share yours with me! Email me at stmartin@stmartininthefields.org or if you don’t like to write, but would like to tell me your tale, call me, and I’ll write it up! The church number now rings my cell phone. Call 817-431-2396. – Anika […]

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Tales From the Quarantine – Week 1

With all of the sudden changes that have happened due to the COVID-19 virus, and with many of us practicing physical distancing, I thought that now would be a good time to start collecting some stories. Please email me yours! Or if you don’t like to write, you can always call me, and I’ll write […]

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