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Calvin & Hobbes and Faith: The Trolling Dad

   The end of the last month, we celebrated N (our foster child) being with us for 1 year. I can’t believe 1 year has already passed by. It’s been pure joy seeing him grow. But … [Read more...]

Rethink Church: #forgive yourself for wrong thinking

   In my Sunday school class this week, we were reading Acts 8. In the passage – which I am paraphrasing pretty loosely, the Gospel is being spread to the Samaritans, a people who … [Read more...]

Can you #believe what you were told?

“Ever morning, until you dead in the ground, you gone have to make this decision. You gone have to ask yourself, “Am I gone believe what them fools say about me today?” – … [Read more...]

Calvin & Hobbes and Faith: Clean Your Room

A parishioner handed me a book and told me to read a chapter thinking that I’d like it and that it may stir up my heart and thoughts. It’s 4 pages, and so I figured, why not? Chapter 21 of … [Read more...]

#whyIbelieve: Seungsoo

Lifelong Companion If someone asked me whether or not I believe in God, I would say ‘Yes’ with no hesitation. Growing up in a Christian family, and being surrounded by believers, it makes it hard to … [Read more...]

#whyIbelieve: Bob

I grew up in The United Methodist Church. My grandfather was a Methodist pastor; my great-uncle is a retired District Superintendent from the UMC. My parents raised me in the local UMC going to Sunday … [Read more...]

#Place Lenten Blog Challenge Day 9

Place. Where is your hiding place, your refuge in times of trouble? From The Book of Psalms: Psalm 32 Of David. A maskil. 1 Blessed is the one     whose transgressions … [Read more...]

#Remember Lenten Blog Challenge Day 8

One of my favorite ways to refresh my spirit is through finding time to paint. The picture with this blogpost began as a 12×12 art canvas board that I was just using to practice techniques on. In … [Read more...]

#Path Lenten Blog Challenge Day 7

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” One of may favorite images to paint is a path. As we each wander our way through life, we seem to be on a winding, glorious, … [Read more...]

#Covenant – Lenten Blog Challenge Day 6

What comes to mind when you see the word “covenant”? A covenant is a promise. When I think of the word covenant, two Biblical stories come to mind. The first is the Old Testament covenant … [Read more...]

Calvin & Hobbes and Faith: You Shall Not Covet

You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor. Exodus … [Read more...]

#Celebrate Lent Blog Challenge Day 5

From Psalm 145:1-9 (NIV):  “I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.   Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.   Great is the … [Read more...]

Lent Blog Challenge Day 3: Alone #alone

This is Day 3 of a Blog/Photo-a-Day Challenge that I’m doing for Lent this year. The themes for each day were put out by the fine folks at the big United Methodist Church, available at … [Read more...]

Lent Blog Challenge Day 2: Look

It’s Thursday, the day after Ash Wednesday, and so far I’m still able to keep up the blog/photo-a-day challenge! Let’s just count this as a victory, my friends! In case you missed my … [Read more...]

Lent Blog Challenge Day 1: Announce

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, this is Ash Wednesday. This marks the beginning of Lent, a time of preparation for Easter. During this season of Lent, I hope to replace time I waste on my … [Read more...]

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