Beth A. Richardson is Dean emeritus of The Upper Room Chapel and a retired elder in the Mountain Sky Conference of The United Methodist Church. Richardson received her Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee. A native Oklahoman, Richardson is a photographer, artist, musician, writer, and worship leader. She has the honor of sharing life with her family in Nashville, Tennessee. She is passionate about dogs, particularly Scotties. Her current Scottie, JJ Shannon McGreggor, arrived in Beth’s home in March of 2020. Follow the adventures of JJ and Arya on Instagram (@JacktheScottie).
Richardson is the author of five books.
- Walking in the Wilderness: Seeking God during Lent (2020)
- Jack’s Book of Blessings: Celtic Poems by a Scottie Dog (2019)
- Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me: Celtic Blessings (2016)
- The Uncluttered Heart: Making Room for God during Advent and Christmas (2009)
- Child of the Light: Walking through Advent and Christmas (2006)
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A friend posted a link to unclutteredheart.org and I have so enjoyed it every morning this week. I find your words very deep, and very comforting. Glad to know about this blog, too. Happy Advent & best wishes to you in your endeavors. 🙂
Aha! I found you! I stumbled on your post via The Holy Disorder of the Dancing Monks FB page. You might like to know that I have spent the past week reading/praying/contemplating an issue of Weavings/2000 dedicated to humility. I’m not sure you were part of the staff that far back. I mourn the loss of Weavings print version. BUT, I’m glad I found your blog. Love your gentle, insightful, thought-full writing. Please don’t retire, she said selfishly. ~ Carol
Wonderful, Carol. So nice to meet you! I was not directly working with Weavings at that time, but have been in proximity for a number of years. Thank you for sharing how you are using it. Many blessings and gratitude. – Beth
I just finished re-reading your book “Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me”. It brought back so many wonderful memories of your Wilson grandparents. I especially remember your grandad, Tom, kissing my hand every Sunday morning as I entered the Sanctuary of McFarlin UMC. Having first attended McFarlin in 1946, I am still an active member at McFarlin. Because of changing times, and especially during this COVID isolation, Tom would, definitely, not recognize those who are now “Greeters”. Again, “Thanks for the memories “. Linda Goodman
Linda — thank you for taking the time to post your memory of Tom. I’m so grateful for McFarlin UMC. It was such place of love for our family. Blessings!!