Tag: Belief

Jul 24

Pastor, I get so much more out of……

………the Childrens Sermon. Have you ever felt that way? Will Willamon, a United Methodist Bishop from Alabama, has a great blog this month about that very subject. I found the blog to be quite timely as I work on a childrens sermon for next month. Let me know what you think. by

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Jul 17


There is a saying that goes “Blood is thicker than water.”  The saying implies that family relationships are stronger than friendships. I have always wondered about that saying. I was raised as an only child by a single Mom, and a single Grandmother, so if I were to say my only strong relationships were family, …

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Jul 12

Before the Morning

Today’s post comes to us from William Meredith who lives in Upstate NY and holds, among other titles, the position of Chior Director at a United Methodist Church. Usually when I listen to music I am more in tune with the music and not the lyrics. Yet, when I heard a new song on the …

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Jul 06

Who Believes in you?

Henry Ford has been quoted as saying “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you are right.” If I believe I can do something I will more than likely succeed at it, but if I believe from the get go that I can’t succeed, well then, I will surely fail. Self esteem is …

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Jul 02

Keep it simple

“Write a blog” she said in an email. Frankly, I wasn’t even sure what a blog was. I have heard of them and have probably read one without ever knowing it. Then she went on to say…”Just write about what you believe, but keep it under 300 words…” I thought this is just getting tougher …

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Jun 30

Almost A Believer?

 In the Spring of 1963, “Little Peggy March” released her best-known song, “I Will Follow Him”. It became a #1 hit all around the world, but she never achieved that kind of success again. Although she’s still singing today, Peggy March is a proverbial “one-hit wonder.” The song is much better known than she is …

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Jun 28

Where do Women Belong?

I was a part-time tomboy as a kid, the other part was frou-frou girly girl, and one of my favorite songs was “Anything you can do I can do better” from the Irving Berlin musical Annie Get Your Gun. In the song Annie sings with Frank, telling him that she can; shoot straighter, spell better, …

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Jun 23

What is Prayer ?

Kierkegaard said “Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.”  A good friend of mine said when I asked her about prayer “God is one of the best therapists out there.” So what is prayer? Is it a conversation? Is it a request fest? Is it a complaint session? Can we rail …

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Jun 19

Fairy Tales and God

When I was little I can remember believing my Mother was not afraid of anything. Snakes, spiders or frogs. Mother Nature had nothing on my Mother. I thought she was invincible! Imagine my surprise when I grew up and discovered that it had all been an act, she was quite the sissy! She had been …

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Jun 15

I'll Believe it when I see it

The song “I’m a Believer” written by Neil Diamond and performed by The Monkees, has recently been made popular by Smash Mouth in the Shrek movies. The chorus goes “Then I saw her face, now I’m a believer, not a trace of doubt in my mind. I’m in love, I’m a believer! I couldn’t leave …

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