GO DEEPER WITH THE MESSAGES
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What do you do with what you see?
Think of a time in your life when you’ve been in close proximity to someone you love, something has happened, and you’ve been able to see the hurt in his/her eyes. None of us like to see others hurt. It evokes feelings in us that often cause us
Are You Surviving or Living?
We expect those that we love to be a safe place for us in our storms. We need them to be an anchor for us when it seems that all around us is crumbling. The disciples would have been familiar with storms on the Sea of Galilee. So the storm they
Sleeping with the Dog
It’s the craziest thing . . . and really makes no sense to me. When it is time to sleep - like in the middle of the night - I’m wide awake. However, at other quite inopportune times I’m out like a light. A few weeks ago I had been ...
Unpredictability of Storms
Lis Listen to the podcast here! At 12:55 a.m. Tuesday, a storm rolling through the Nashville area produced a tornado that left destruction in its path. By 3 a.m., there were reports of hundreds of buildings destroyed and two dozen ...
Old Truth vs New Life
In worship as we finished up the “i Quit” message series I shared an argument I’d had with my therapist. Over the time I’d spent in therapy he’d helped me identify that I have “fear of abandonment.” Because of the situations I’ve faced in my ...
Old Truth vs New Life
In worship, as we finished up the “i Quit” message series I shared an argument I’d had with my therapist. Over the time I’d spent in therapy he’d helped me identify that I have “fear of abandonment.” Because of the situations I’ve faced in my ...
Chaos vs Order
Some of us live for routines. We like unambiguous answers and we thrive in certitudes. However, that isn’t always possible. And perhaps in our Lenten faith journey, if we would allow our certitudes to be challenged, we will find that we ...
“It’s On Them! Not Me!”
“Well Andrea, I’ve probably screwed up.” My clergy friend explained he’d frustrated a church member so much so that she’d left the church. The first time she met with him he heard her concerns. She felt like the people on her ministry team ...
Does This Make Me Look Fat?
I’m not sure if guys do this, but some girls, myself included, do. “Does this make me look fat?” Recently I asked a friend that question as we were standing in the middle of a wedding reception. “Really?” she responded. “You are asking me that ...
The 140 mph Car Ride
Last year right before Annual Conference (the yearly Methodist Conference at Lake Junaluska) I went with some friends to South Carolina, which involved a two-hour road trip. We were driving back late at night after a day of pottery making and ax
How to Kill an Air Plant
One would think that air plants would be very simple to keep alive. They can exist in any type of container that allows them to have air. They don’t require being repotted after they grow to a certain size. They don’t require daily care. They ...
Selfies Monday, February 10, 2020 “Why are we filtering our selfies?” Taking selfies in Uganda is a pretty big thing. The kids LOVE to have their pictures made. They will gather around you in large masses, smile huge smiles, and as ...
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