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Chuck Knows Ushers

by Pastor Martha

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 […]

Life after Delivery?

by Pastor Martha

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 […]

Faith Resolutions

by Pastor Martha

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 […]

Lenten Check in

by Pastor Martha

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 […]

Starbucks Christmas?

by Pastor Martha

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 […]

Bread for the World

by Pastor Martha

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 […]

Dipping My Toes In

by Pastor Martha

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.