Merianna Harrelson

I am the Pastor of Garden of Grace United Church of Christ in Columbia, SC and the Director of Consulting at Harrelson.Co. I am always looking for a good cup of coffee and a great book.

Welcome to Kindergarten

As if transitioning to being a cribless house wasn’t enough of a change in our household. This postcard arrived in the mail yesterday. I have to admit that I teared up a little bit reading the note from our five-year-old’s teacher welcoming him to Kindergarten. It’s always strange to me when you know something big …

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As the Rain Falls

As the rain falls down and the drops chase each other from top to bottom of the windowpane, I wonder how much will accumulate. It’s supposed to be a “wet” summer with lots of rain and flood warnings. Reminding us all of 2015 holes in the roads, people stranded on roofs, everything shut down, non-potable …

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Why We Hustle

The more I research and read about our hustle society, the more I realize how deeply entrenched it is into our daily lives. I hear myself reverting to hustle language when we are trying to find shoes and load up the car or are trying to do a quick grocery store run. Lying underneath this …

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Morning Meditation

The morning light streams through the window. The coffee is hot. The house is quiet. Another day has begun. The mornings used to be predictable. Packing lunches. Finding shoes. Loading into the car, to go go go hustle from here to there. Now, the mornings are slower. There’s no rush. There’s no hustle. The new …

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