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Living Wisely

We live in an amazing time. Knowledge and information are readily available to just about everyone. For instance, I’ve learned to do some pretty complicated things simply by watching someone else do it on YouTube. With the age of the Internet, we have vast amounts of stored knowledge at our fingertips. But where do we…

Contagions

A while back, I received an email from a church leader that said, “I Love You!” in the subject line. By the time I saw it, she had followed it with another email saying, “Do NOT Open my last email!” It was a computer virus. I have to admit, however, I was a little disappointed.…

Grassy Paths

For disciples of Jesus, living faithfully is something we do both alone and together. In other words, we each need to take time to go into our closet and pray privately, but we also need to take our place in the community of faith. One supports the other! I read a story recently about some…

Resurrection Business

In the 23rd Psalm it says, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for thou art with me.” It’s a message of hope and courage. But have you ever wondered what it means to walk in the “shadow of death?” The most obvious answer is that…

Be Our Guest!

At the close of each year, I take the Guest Cards we collect throughout the year, and do some tallying. Which service(s) guests attended, what town they’re from etc. The results of one category are particularly revealing. Out of the 29 who responded to the question: “How did you hear about us?”, 24 circled “Invited…

Faith and Doubt

In John’s Gospel, after the resurrection, Jesus appeared first to the women and then to the disciples (minus Thomas). When Thomas heard the news, he was skeptical. I’ve always suspected Thomas doubted because his heart had been broken once already and he wasn’t eager to have it broken again. But here’s the thing about Thomas:…

Jesus Laughing

I’m probably more excited than I should be that Easter Sunday falls on April Fool’s Day this year. The last time it happened was in 1956, before I was even born. No one is quite certain about the origin of April Fool’s Day. However, there’s an old Christian tradition of people playing pranks and practical…