Tag: Belief

Mar 24

Easter People

Death and resurrection have been on my mind. It has been a very long winter at my church and many are mourning. While thinking of all of this sadness a story about the late Pope John Paul II came to mind; The late Pope John Paul II, who virtually made “Be not afraid!” a motto …

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Dec 07

The Practice of Hope: Reflections on the Third Sunday of Advent

When we resist hope, we also resist being disappointed with God. And we will be disappointed, make no mistake. Our hope in God, if not God, will fail. And that’s when real hope begins. By David Henson, December 05, 2011 Third Sunday of Advent Psalm 126 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we …

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Sep 26

Pray for Cheryl

Pray for Cheryl Why me, Lord? What have I ever done To deserve even one Of the pleasures I’ve known? Tell me, Lord, What did I ever do That was worth lovin’ you For the kindness you’ve shown? –Kris Kristofferson The words of that song by Kris Kristofferson sang over and over in my head …

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Sep 01

Irene's Wrath, God's water

Haven’t we all witnessed the amazing power of water this year? A family member told me this week that the eight inches of rain they received from “Irene” was caused by 100 trillion raindrops per square mile! When we multiply that by 150 – 200 square miles in many areas around the northeast USA, it’s …

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Aug 25

Memories of RFK

We often ask ourselves and each other why is it important for us to participate in the CROP Walk or the Gay Pride Parade? What can we, as individuals, accomplish when we write letters to the Congress or boycott a product made by a polluting manufacturer? Is the presence of the Neighbors for Peace at …

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May 02

Love Thy Enemy

Matthew 5:43-48 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain …

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Apr 02

Rev. Butler goes to Haiti !

Read all about Rev. Stephen C. Butler’s trip to Cabaret, Haiti here. Rev. Butler is the Pastor at McKownville United Methodist Church in Albany NY. He went to Haiti for 10 days this past February. To listen to Rev. Butler talk about his trip to Haiti follow the link to McKownville Sermons, and scroll down …

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Mar 20


I am a little late in writing about Lent we are well into the Lenten Season now but I wanted to reflect on it a bit anyway. Lent is the 40 day season before Easter that the Christian Church spends in reflection on the sacrifices Jesus made for us. Sundays are not included in the …

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Feb 09

Voice Lessons

By now most people have heard about the movie “The King’s Speech” with Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush. A friend recently told me about a great blog article by William Willimon which talks about the difficulty of getting up week after week and delivering to God’s children as well as the difficulty involved in teaching …

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Jan 15

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye Matthew 26:18 Jesus replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’” 19 So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover. 26 While they …

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