Friday Meditation #19

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. – Romans 15:13 As we continue to move thru advent, we turn our focus this Sunday to Joy. Whenever I think about having joy in […]

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Get Yourself To A Class

The Methodist church, started by John Wesley in the 18th century, got its start as supplemental meetings to regular weekly church attendance. They started off with three types of meetings during the week for people that were committing themselves to deepen their faith and to follow Jesus more fully. The Band Meeting: This was a group […]

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God With Us

The Christmas season can bring people a lot of joy. There are presents to give and receive. There are family gatherings. There is time with friends. For many people, this time of year is full of cheer and joy despite some of the stress that comes with it. However, there are a lot of people […]

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Friday Meditation #18

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.  Proverbs 3-5-8 Lord, help us […]

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Peace On Earth…

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” – Luke 2:14 These are the words of a host of angels to a small group of shepherds proclaiming and celebrating the birth of Jesus the Messiah. As we continue the journey through Advent this week, we […]

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Resolutions For The New Year

It is that time of year when we begin to reflect on a number of different things. Hopes, dreams, failures, and successes bounce around in our thoughts leading us to wonder about the past, present, and future. We are currently in the process of closing out 2018 and preparing to start 2019. In the midst […]

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Friday Meditation # 17

Prayer is first of all listening to God. It’s openness. God is always speaking; he’s always doing something. – Henri Nouwen Listening to God is an often neglected part of a person’s prayer life. We ask for healing, for blessing, for God’s favor, for answers, for salvation, and so on. Those are great things deserving […]

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