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Before You Were Born (for Ransom)

  Before You Were Born (For Ransom) by Daniel Griswold   I promised myself that I would record everything when my first son, Ransom, came into the world.  I’ve become so wrapped up in … [Read more...]

Waiting for Miracles? Consider Some Already Done

Rather than waiting for a sign of God’s existence, turn to the Bible, where his miracles are well-documented. HARKER — McClatchy-Tribune News Service Waiting for Miracles? Consider … [Read more...]

Project 365: Day 96 Rainy Walk

What I noticed first was the cool, damp air.  Then I was aware of so much more: The white tails of rabbits as they hopped away, their alert, dark eyes as they sat still, waiting for me to pass. The … [Read more...]

Project 365: Day 96 Rainy Walk

What I noticed first was the cool, damp air.  Then I was aware of so much more: The white tails of rabbits as they hopped away, their alert, dark eyes as they sat still, waiting for me to pass. The … [Read more...]

Facing Life’s Giants, Having Courage and Making a Way

When you’re facing life’s giants, remember who you can rely on for courage BY DANIEL GRISWOLD danielgriswold@gmail.com First Published in Bluffton Packet: January 22, 2014 “Slay … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Corner: Shiny New Things by Daniel Griswold

Pastors Corner: Shiny New Things By Daniel Griswold Youth Director at Saint Andrew By-The-Sea UMC Hilton Head Island, SC   Twitter:  @Dannonhill     Email: DanielGriswold@Gmail.com Blog: … [Read more...]

What Have We Become? Reflections on 9-11

I think all of us old enough to remember can say what we were doing when we heard the news of the Twin Towers falling twelve years ago. Every one of us pauses to reflect and remembers every vivid … [Read more...]

12 Years Later – Remembering 9/11 and the Missing Towers

It is hard to believe that it has been 12 years since I woke up from my college dorm, walked out to see everyone glued to the television and watched the 9/11 attack live on television.  Months later, … [Read more...]

There is a Place for Young People in an Aging Society

There’s a place for young people in an aging society Published: July 30, 2013, The Island Packet, Bluffton Edition By DANIEL GRISWOLD — danielgriswold@gmail.com A wise man told me … [Read more...]

A Word on Temple Run, Vision and Hope

Temple Run app shows we have the power to make things better in life By DANIEL GRISWOLD danielgriswold@gmail.com Published Friday, February 1, 2013 in “The Island Packet” Bluffton … [Read more...]

On Hurricane Sandy: Dealing with the Problem of Evil in a Technological Super Connected World

Image Source: causecast.com Staying connected even when the news is bad By DANIEL GRISWOLD info@islandpacket.com Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012 We exist in a technological world where Twitter … [Read more...]

Faith and Hope

Last spring the Youth Bible Study was focused on the "7 Deadly Sins". In order to bring it full circle, this fall (until Advent), we are studying the comparable "Virtues". Last night's lesson was … [Read more...]

Being Human: Dealing with Stress

Life can be stressful, but God is always there to get you through By DANIEL GRISWOLD danielgriswold@gmail.com Published Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Growing up, I had an uncle Bobby, and he was … [Read more...]

God and the New Musics (Owl City – Galaxies) – Would You Worship God in Music Like This?

Around 1996 – 1998, as a teen, I began to search for electronic forms of music that were fun and not too technical.  I also wanted the music to be positive, full of life, and have some resonance … [Read more...]

Gabby Douglas – Olympic Inspiration and Glory Goes to God

Olympic glory goes to athletes … and to God (picture source)  By DANIEL GRISWOLD danielgriswold@gmail.com Published Tuesday, August 14, 2012 Weren’t the female gymnasts amazing? These … [Read more...]

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