Tag Archive: God

Narrative-Metaphor? Naraphor? Maybe? A good one, no matter what you call it!

There are stories that circulate again and again, maybe they contain a grain of truth? We don’t know. What we do know is a good story when we hear one, and in my line of work, when we do, the words “That’ll Preach!” Are the words that come to mind. So allow yourself to believe …

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Narrative-Metaphor? Naraphor? Maybe? A good one, no matter what you call it!

There are stories that circulate again and again, maybe they contain a grain of truth? We don’t know. What we do know is a good story when we hear one, and in my line of work, when we do, the words “That’ll Preach!” Are the words that come to mind. So allow yourself to believe …

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LAMB the Story that changed the life of Linda Cobb Ott

I have always known that I was a child of God. But it wasn’t until about five years ago I learned just how directly and intensively God could be involved in my everyday life. I want to tell you about a “rooftop experience” (as opposed to a “mountaintop experience”) at an inner city school in …

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UMCOR — In Honor of our Wedding–To Honor A Hero !

Dear Christine and Don – Thank you for the opportunity to make a donation in honor of your wedding. I chose the United Methodist Committee on Relief and its Campaign against Malaria Advance #14454T. My story is that my dad served in the South Pacific during World War II. He contracted two types of malaria. Between …

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An Endless Supply ?

I would again like to thank Dom Perfetti of McKownville United Methodist Church for his regular contributions to this Blog ! His Reflections shared here and also within the pages of our monthly church newsletter have been a blessing of his gifts to our church. Thank you Dom ! We all know that our world …

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How the Holy Spirit Made Me an Accessory to 1000 Hate Crimes ( and How I Hope to Clear Our Names) by Guest Blogger Chris Jorgensen

My thanks go to my classmate Chris Jorgensen for allowing me to share her words and to the Pastors and staff at Church of the Village for being a voice for those who for too long have had none. Thank you so much for allowing me to share this here. Accessory: In Criminal Law, contributing …

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Again We Grieve

Boston on Marathon Day, tax day for many, a Monday, a Sunny day in the Northeast. First it came from a friend on chat, did you hear ? Did I hear what?  About Boston she answered. Then the Facebook feed started to change, PRAYERS FOR BOSTON read a friends post. I was on the phone …

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A Sunday Blessing

A Four-fold Franciscan Blessing May God bless you with a restless discomfort about easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships, so that you may seek truth boldly and love deep within your heart. May God bless you with holy anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may tirelessly work for justice, freedom, …

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March 8th, FIND

  From the Gospel of Matthew Chapter 7 7 “Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. 9 Is there anyone among you who, if your …

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March 6th Shadow

“We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won’t do harm – yes, choose a place where you won’t do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are …

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