Tag: prayer


04
Mar 2022
Help for Ukraine

As we watch the news from Ukraine, it’s easy to feel helpless and fearful. As in other times of social anxiety, our Methodist tradition has direction for us. The United Methodist Church speaks against war. The United Methodist Discipline states that “we deplore war and urge the peaceful settlement of all disputes among nations” (par 164.I). In fact, we make the bold statement that war is “incompatible with the teachings of Christ” (par 165.C). Our bishops and other faith leaders have joined together in denouncing the violence and war that Russia has......

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Flaws

Flaws

We had rain Thursday night at our house. This isn’t actually a new thing – we have been enjoying rain quite often these last few weeks. But this one was different. The thunder, the...


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Cleaning Out

Cleaning Out

I’ve found the most interesting and heartwarming things as I’ve been cleaning out my office in preparation for retirement. Just as examples, I’ve found tiny notes from children, letters of support, newspaper articles, copies...


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What Lasts?

What Lasts?

  This Sunday, Jan. 24, we continue our sermon series “Grounded in Love” with a message called “The Greatest is Love,” drawing from the last verses of I Corinthians 13 and also from portions...


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