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#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...]

Lenten Diet!

Some times, I think we make too light of the Lenten Season, especially when it comes to talking about what we give up. A handful of us treat the next 40 days as a quick diet plan — or a time to … [Read more...]

Why Ash Wednesday?

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. On this day, I will join millions of other Christians as we usher in the season of Lent. Traditionally, Lent is a season of the Christian year in which we prepare for … [Read more...]

#whyIbelieve: Leona

Before answering the question I want to start off by talking about myself :). I think it was only recently that I discovered that I am sort of a narcissist. God has appeared into my life countless … [Read more...]

How Open Minded Are We?

The line that my progressive colleagues seemingly use excessively is that our fundamentalist brothers and sisters need to be more open minded. Whether this is a fair statement or not: it seems like we … [Read more...]

#whyIbelieve: Kara

Why do I believe? Let’s begin by thinking about this….there are a little over seven billion people on this Earth. SEVEN BILLION. Picture yourself at a mall, an amusement park, a sports … [Read more...]

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