This week’s eNewsletter feature
was written by Rev. Raymond Hylton,
FPCE senior pastor.


I am, by nature, a sentimentalist. I feel things deeply, even though what I am feeling doesn’t always register on my face. As a sentimentalist, memories are very important to me.

Sometimes I hear a song or watch a movie and it moves me to tears, not because of the music or the movie in themselves, necessarily, but because of how they reconnect me to a memory and time in my life.

For the same reason, in my house and office at the church, I hold on to books, cards, letters, and various pictures because of how they speak to me through the years.

There is a section of my bookshelf at church dedicated to an assortment of Bibles purchased or given to me over four decades.

Yesterday, I reached up and took down a Bible given to me by my “brother from another mother” — Danny and I went to different high schools, but we were peas in a pod.