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So out of place

This week I trimmed some plants around the church.  I also trimmed one of the small pine trees in front of the parsonage.  We have two and they are some kind of miniature pine, perhaps Dwarf Alberta Spruces from looking … Continue reading

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Stress less

I have an iPhone. If I swipe one way on it I see page after page of apps. If I swipe the other way there is sort of a cover page that is supposed to be helpful. I can place … Continue reading

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You deserve it

A strange thing for United Methodist pastors is the fact that most don’t own a home because they live in a home provided by the church. Somewhere along the line the ones who aren’t sure where they’re going to go … Continue reading

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God is always doing something…good

One of my favorite thoughts lately has been the idea that “God is always doing something”.  I have told two of my friends that very thing this morning via text. I thought I would just do a short blog post … Continue reading

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Temporary patch jobs

About six months ago I was with some other people (remember those days?) when one woman said something about her husband who needed a new wallet, but instead he used duct tape to hold his together.  I pulled mine out … Continue reading

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Pray like it’s up to God

I love this phrase “ora et labora” I learned in seminary.  It means pray and work.  Another way to say the same thing is “pray like it is up to God and work like it is up to you”.  If … Continue reading

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One Reason I Never Canceled Worship

A lot of people either don’t grow up with church or live only on its fringes. They do not understand our customs. They do not know what goes on … One Reason I Never Canceled Worship

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Jesus loves you… but wait, there’s more

Egg making started at our church this week. Last year we made 26,000 eggs- chocolate covered peanut butter and chocolate covered coconut. I missed the first week of egg making because I am on vacation in Florida. Someone sent me … Continue reading

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I don’t need that kind of negativity

This morning I unfriended someone on Facebook.  It is someone who friended me years go, and someone I never see.  (Some of you may not finish this blog before you go check and see if we are still friends on … Continue reading

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Whatever it takes to get to Jesus

At a recent church function I was walking through the hallway and came upon a little girl who would not be denied a drink at the water fountain.  I know kids like to drink at water fountains.  This particular little … Continue reading

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