“If” by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being […]

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Have you seen the rainbows?

Tonight, I heard cats fighting… so I looked for mine inside, and didn’t see them,  Then I went to the front windows to see if they were the outside cats… And I saw the most glorious golden light cast on the fields across the street.  Brilliant. All consuming.  All healing. All covering everything in heaven… […]

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I knew a man named Paul who had been an arbitrator for union negotiations with big corporations in the sixties. Though the corporations hired him, in his heart, he looked at the workers as the ones he was serving. He often encouraged the companies to give the workers the 2 to 5 cents more an […]

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Advent Devotional 2019

DECEMBER 1 ST ~ Isaiah 2: 4-5 ~ 4 Thus [the LORD] will judge among the nations and arbitrate for the many peoples, and they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks: Nation shall not take up sword against nation; they shall no longer learn how to make war. 5 […]

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May the people in these pages be blessed. And any others, who, following You, enter into this Holy Place; May they be blessed, too. May all our families know Your unconditional love, endless joy, and eternal hope, Always and everywhere. Grant to us Your unfailing courage and fathomless peace in times of trial or peril. […]

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April, 2019 “From now on, brothers and sisters, if anything is excellent and if anything is admirable, focus your thoughts on these things: all that is true, all that is holy, all that is just, all that is pure, all that is lovely, and all that is worthy of praise…The God of peace will be […]

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Sermon for May 2019

The Methodist Church has an “Open Table,” which means anyone can receive the elements: in this case, flat bread and grape juice, which in our ritual/liturgy we pray to become the Body and Blood of Jesus, which I translate to mean the “Strength and Spirit” of Christ, in order to remember that we can always […]

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