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Where does it Say “Charity Begins at Home?”

Charity can be a costly proposition.  It can cost us in our time, our money and/or our relationships.  Because time, money, and relationships are a precious commodity to each of us we may become careful and narrow in our application of them.  … Continue reading

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Dear Woman

I didn’t preach last Sunday because our choir along with members of the Kansas City orchestra led the bulk of our worship service.  It is a custom at St. John’s United Methodist Church to have an Easter cantata and because … Continue reading

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Relational

As of last Sunday I’ve been at St. John’s UMC about 100 days.  I started my message Sunday with this statement:  “Today we are launching a new building program.”  Then I paused for about 45 seconds or so to let … Continue reading

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Movin’ Mountains

“If you had faith even as small as a mustard seed you can say to this mountain ‘move from here to there’ and it would move.”  (Matthew 17:20, NLT selected) Have you moved a mountain lately? Sometimes the conversations that Jesus … Continue reading

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Farewell/Hello

In my denomination we coalesce into what are defined as annual conferences.  Annually the pastors and lay representatives from each congregation gathers to discuss the business of the annual conference.  It is a 72 hour agenda that is packed with reports, voting, retirements, commissioning, … Continue reading

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In Between

The following is a link to my sister’s post from today.  This was her last day at The Village Church in Flower Mound, TX.  She has been at the church for 11 years serving on their executive team as their … Continue reading

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NCIS – Week 3

One of the most powerful underlying themes of our American identity is our rugged individualism.  Historically we showed fearless courage as we pressed from the eastern shores of our founding to the unknown western coast.  Families in wagons pressed on … Continue reading

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