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The Rev. Linda Hollies

The late Rev. Linda Hollies was a United Methodist minister serving in Michigan, and the author of several books. She died in 2007.

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The late Rev. Linda Hollies was a United Methodist minister serving in Michigan, and the author of several books. She died in 2007.

She was a prolific author, motivational speaker and champion of issues around social justice for women. She had been pastor of several churches in Michigan, including Calvary United Methodist Church in Jackson, MI, where she was serving at the time of her death. She was also minister of missions for the West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church.

It wasn't until she turned 40 that Hollies entered Garrett-Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, Ill. She earned a master of divinity degree there, and a Ph.D. in ministry from United Theology Seminary. Before that, she had a varied career, from school teaching to working in management for General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. in Illinois.

She wrote 29 books, many designed to be inspirational to women, including Jesus and Those Bodacious Women: Life Lessons from One Sister to Another (Pilgrim Press). She was the co-editor of Waiting to Go: Advent through Pentecost and Going to Wait: Between Pentecost and Advent, and editor of Trumpet in Zion: Black Church Worship Resources (Abingdon).


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The Rev. Linda Hollies

Take It Off? Take It All Off?

Colossians 3:1-11

August 02, 1998

The Rev. Linda Hollies (UMC)

Max Lucado tells the story of Bob, who was born into the land of coats! His mother loved the color blue and made Bob's first cost a lovely shade of blue. Every time she noticed her son in his lovely blue coat, she cheered, "Yes, Bob!" He felt good in his blue coat, but Bob had to grow up and go to work. So he put on his best blue coat and slipped out of the house, going to his new job. The people on the street saw him and began to yell, "Yuk, Yuk!" Their coats were yellow and they hated blue.

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The Rev. Linda Hollies

Isn't This Upside Down?

Galations 6:7-10

July 05, 1998

The Rev. Linda Hollies (UMC)

I really miss my Mother. She has been with God for many years. She was an excellent cook with willing heart and hands to prepare big family meals. My father loved pineapple upside-down cakes and my mother really knew how to make them well. An upside-down cake is a strange animal. Mom would take our big black skillet and lay a foundation of brown sugar, pineapple rings, cherries, walnuts or pecans in the bottom. She would put raw cake batter, made from scratch, on top. Then we would live with those awesome smells and wait. Mom's concern was never about the cooking process. The real issue with an upside-down cake is in the turning over process. The cake has to be cooled to a certain temperature, cooled just right, or you will have a real mess on your hands. Mother made excellent, delicious and pretty pineapple upside-down cakes. She knew the trick. She had the skills, And, she knew what she was doing.

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June 07, 1998

What Do You Mean?

The Rev. Linda Hollies (UMC)