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Where does it say ‘God helps those who help themselves?’

Our culture is replete with colloquialisms that we think are from the Bible but actually aren’t.  ‘God helps those who help themselves’  is rooted in Greek philosophy and was coined by the English political theorist Algernon Sidney.  It may serve … Continue reading

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Disciple’s Journey – Prayer

 (Pole Steeple, Pennsylvania) This is the first of a series of six blogs covering Methodism’s understanding of the journey we covenant to take together.  In our tradition we unite with the local church by vowing to pray, be present, give, … Continue reading

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Thy Kingdom Come

One of the hymns that I grew up on had these words for the last stanza and chorus: Revive us again. Fill each heart with thy love. May each soul be rekindled With fire from above.   Hallelujah!  Thine the … Continue reading

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It’s All Broken!

       At 2:11am on Friday we had a driver of a Chrysler mini-van plow into the back-end of my wife’s SUV. If that wasn’t bad enough they hit the SUV hard enough that it pushed it into the backend of … Continue reading

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World on Fire

I was watching the news this morning (9/12).  Egypt and Libya, Egypt and Libya, political response and more political response.  What in the world is going on?  From a biblical and historical perspective the question is:  Why are the children … Continue reading

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Life and Death

As most of you know my wife is in sales and we traveled this week to a show in St. George, Utah. We decided to take a couple of days of vacation and travel around the area. I have previously … Continue reading

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