I recently attended another church and found myself fumbling through the books to find the right page number when it was time to sing a hymn and then read a prayer. I of course found it a bit too late the first time…This experience reminded me of how others (or even how long term Methodists) might feel […]
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As we near the resurrection I would like to share a story I read from the Vail’s Gate UMC newsletter which was originally from a Tumblr post called “Transcend.” In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery? The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to […]
How can we make our faith journey development into a “habit and ritual”? “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” (Aristotle) There are certain things we do every day, brush our teeth, snap on our seatbelts when we get in the car, check our emails, voicemails and […]
So we are finishing up our first week in the season of Lent. Have you decided to take something on or do something a little differently this year? In my February newsletter article I gave a variety of suggestions of ways to mark this season in an effort to grow closer to God and to […]
So, this whole controversy over Starbucks red cups has really been on my mind. Facebook posts have exploded over this and what is funny to me is that I haven’t really seen any particular Christian or Christian group completely own it. Is this really where we should be spending our time? Worrying whether or not […]
On Sunday, October 11th we will celebrate Bread for the World Sunday. From the Bread for the World organization: “Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. God’s grace in Jesus Christ moves us to reach out to our neighbors – whether […]
I’m finally entering the 21st Century with my first blog! Here you will find the ramblings of a pastor who is surrounded by God’s love and a wonderful community and who sees pain and heartache in the world.