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October 7, 2016

Connected

My son is a United Methodist missionary. I have been fortunate to meet many faithful Christians while traveling with or visiting him in other countries. As a result, I feel just...

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October 6, 2016

Burying Your Talents?

Our interim pastor recently preached a sermon on the Parable of the Talents that helped me realize its fuller meaning. Because I had always looked at this parable only in terms...

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October 5, 2016

Fake Fishing

For my tenth birthday I begged for and received a shiny new fishing pole. On my first trip to the brook, I was squeamish about pushing the worm onto the hook,...

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October 4, 2016

God’s Constant Presence

In 2003, my husband and I decided to move out of our large house where we had lived for 44 years. The house 
that had been ideal when our three children...

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October 3, 2016

serving with faith

As a teenager, I was in a youth service group. The group was made up of young people from 10 churches within a 
radius of 60 km (37 miles). Years later,...

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October 2, 2016

God’s Shirt

I was studying full-time and trying to hold down a part-time job as a pastor. My spouse worked full-time. One day, my toddler son sat on my lap at my desk....

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October 1, 2016

Stealing Jesus

I could tell something was wrong with my friend before she made it to my bunk. She had a bewildered look on her face as she approached me. “You will never...

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September 30, 2016

Shining God’s Goodness

Sometimes we see the evil in this world and wonder how a loving God could let it go unchecked. I think perhaps we should be asking a different question. Aren’t goodness,...

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September 29, 2016

The Lord’s Song

When I was eight years old, I asked the Lord into my heart in Sunday school and soon discovered the joy of singing and dancing for Jesus. In fifth grade, when...

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September 28, 2016

It’s NOT Fair!

“It’s not fair!” As a father of five, I have heard that a few times. I don’t think we ever grow out of that feeling. Jesus told a parable about fairness....

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Discipleship Pathway

We have small groups and an occasional Sunday class that uses the material for Bible study. We also have a Wednesday night group that reads all four of the lectionary passages and then follows lectio divina methodology in discussing and applying the passages. The Disciplines help in each of these as part of individual devotions but also as material for these group discussions. Our Pastors also preach the lectionary and use Disciplines to help craft the worship experience. It is also a part of our recommended discipleship pathway for all congregants. Many people in the congregation tell me how they love the devotional and it is helping them in their faith walk. Read more...