Author Archives: Carlene Hill Byron

About Carlene Hill Byron

The former editor of New England Church Life and The New England Christian, Carlene Hill Byron is enjoying being home in Maine after 20 years in North Carolina. She is a member of the Redbud Writers Guild. Find her at christianpurposeblog.wordpress.com, churchandmentalillness.wordpress.com and on Facebook at MyHouseHasHistory.

Worth Much More Than You Pay!


Last weekend was a yardsale weekend. Two friends came over, and we did the first dump from my parents’ home — a towering New Englander that has been continuously occupied since it was built in 1913.     Yard sale … Continue reading

Posted in Carlene Byron | 5 Comments

Grammar Queen: M is a ‘Them’?


Newly appointed UM deacon “M” Barclay describes M-self with plural pronouns; Grammar Queen is displeased. Continue reading

Posted in Carlene Byron | Leave a comment

How I Found My Mind After I Lost It


This week, I was blessed to publish this guest column in our local newspaper, where Meadow Rue Merrill, a fellow member of the Redbud Writers Guild, is a regular writer on faith.

Posted in Carlene Byron | Leave a comment

Living Unexpectedly


Ten years ago, if you’d asked me where I expected to be when my 60th birthday approached, I’d have said, “Right here.” In the North Carolina townhouse my husband and I bought, filled with things we had selected together, happily … Continue reading

Posted in Carlene Byron | 5 Comments

Why Non-Academics Should Read This Academic Book


If you’re not an academic — and I’m not — why should you read an academic book about how 405 Christian international students changed – and did not change – their sense of identity in Christ during and after graduate … Continue reading

Posted in Carlene Byron | Leave a comment