Tag: Faith

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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Sep 14

A Cocoon of Diversity

I live in a dorm on campus while I attend seminary. I live in an intentionally diverse community, in a small liberal university, in a small town, with a lovely quaint little downtown. To locate a big box store requires navigating a major interstate highway. The most common speed limit

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Sep 05

I am a First Year, First Semester, M.Div.

The title above is how I have introduced myself more times than I can count over the last couple weeks. My first challenge of Seminary has not

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Aug 13

Saying Goodbye Again

This is the third post with the title “Saying Goodbye”, it seems to be a theme over this past year. This morning I said goodbye to my church family because I will be leaving for seminary in a few days. Leaving your church family behind as you move on is not like saying goodbye to your children,

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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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Apr 17

Saying Goodbye

How do you know it is time to let go and say goodbye to a relationship, a pet, a life? When death does not come when it should have come what do you do? I remember the conversation with my ex-husband in the car in the parking lot of the grocery store; Me “Do you want a divorce?”

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