One Less

The FUMC Youth will be continuing their discussion of world poverty and hunger this evening (with help from youth group volunteers Alison and Jessie as I am all hopped up on cold medicine and sleep-deprived). So far, our youth have learned about wealth distribution in the world and facts about global hunger.

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A Letter to Us from Birmingham Jail

That evening, on that bridge, carrying that candle, singing that song, I had a sense of God within me and among all of us there. I made a decision that night that I would live my life trying to work against racism, militarism and materialism. I had no idea what that meant but that was who and what I was going to be. “I had decided to follow Jesus, no turning back, no turning back”

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Just One Question…

When I was a little kid, my mom and I read a lot of great books together: The Berenstain Bears, Where the Wild Things Are, Sometimes Even Mommas Make Mistakes (my personal favorite), and Amelia Bedelia. Then something terrible happened: the fourth grade. My teacher assigned a book to be read as homework……. Um, whhhat? Excuse me? You want me to read for homework? No thanks, I only read for fun.

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