Tag: Belief

Sep 26

Son of a Bigot | Alternet

This post comes from Alternet and is not written by Christine. Follow the link to hear how the son of Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church is working to let people know that all means all. Son of a Bigot | Alternet. by

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Sep 20

Where do the doubters belong?

Sometimes I am amazed by people who have no use for church because they have doubts about their beliefs. They express fear about going into a church where all those “church people” have it all figured out. I would laugh at that idea if it were not for the sincerity

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Aug 12

Getting the Best of us !

“Don’t let ‘em get the best of you!” These are words of support we hear when those close to us see we’re getting down, when we feel like we’re on own in a difficult situation.
I’m sure we’ve all heard them at one time or another, perhaps

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Aug 09

A View From Above

Have you had a chance to go hiking this summer? It’s a great way to get some outdoor activity and exercise at the same time. Hiking trails typically lead us to higher points where the views are beautiful and we see things more clearly from a different per

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Jul 15

Paid the Price

I recently heard a story about a young boy who made a sailboat, he whittled it out of wood, he labored over it for weeks, he constructed a mast and a sail and he painted it to make it beautiful. Finally it was finished and one day he had the opportunity ………………..

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Jul 02

Letting Go of the Rope

As the story goes; there was a man who had climbed down a rope and was hanging on at the very end, he prayed to God “Please save me from falling.” Nothing happened, the man was too afraid to look down for he knew the fall would be great and his

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May 29

A World of "Differents"

A World of “Differents”
Today’s Guest Post comes to us from Dom Perfetti from McKownville United Methodist Church. Thank you Dom for sharing your thoughts with us we look forward to hearing from you again!
The world’s population today just topped seven billion. Seven billion is a huge number, and we might think that among that group, at least a few of us are the same. Of course we all know that isn’t true and we’ve been assured that God created each and every one of us unique. Some of us have similar

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May 20

Ministry Matters™ | Articles | Reaching Older Adults: Are Seminaries Equipping Pastors to Minister to Seniors?

Ministry Matters™ | Articles | Reaching Older Adults: Are Seminaries Equipping Pastors to Minister to Seniors?. About a year ago, I heard from a young pastor of a United Methodist church who said he had a confession he wanted to share with me. He told me that he had come face-to-face with a hard truth. …

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May 05

Just because it’s expected doesn’t make it hurt any less, diary of a delegate

This post comes to us from Becca Girrell Clark the pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Montpelier, Vermont, and a delegate from the New England Conference to General Conference 2012.
[caption id="attachment_332" align="alignleft" width="252"] JoAnn, Annie, and I share communion in the midst of the Body’s brokenness. Photo from the UMNS.[/caption]Earlier this week I tweeted: just because it’s expected doesn’t make it hurt any less.
We– whoever “we” are– did not expect to win any ground on the church’s position about homosexuality this quadrennium. But I’m a believer in the resurrection promise. That sometimes means that I every so often and ever so naively hold on to hope.
I was hopeful

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Apr 04

Knock Knock

They say opportunity only knocks once and since I happen to be unemployed I am constantly looking and listening for those opportunities.
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