Welcome Home Sunday

Welcome Home!

Whenever I say these words and whenever I hear these words I get this big smile. It’s the kind of smile I call smiling-out-loud. Think about it for a minute. Can you say the words welcome home without smiling? Can you hear the words welcome home without smiling? When you say these words – and when you hear these words – who are you picturing in your mind?

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Eat, Pray and Stay This Fall

This is the last weekend of August. School has started. The crowds on the Pearl Street Mall are shifting from summer tourists to new CU students who are, once again, convincing me that students are getting younger every year.

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Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

This weekend we celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In the United Methodist Church this is also the weekend of Human Relations Day Sunday. These special days invite us to engage in ministries and relationships that work toward the end of discrimination in all aspects of life and the end of injustice in all its forms.

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Happy New Year!

Our birthdays mark the passing of our individual lives, but it seems to me that the coming of a New Year marks the passing of time. All time is a gift from God. The New Year invites us to consider how we use the gift of time.

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Giving Voice to Christmas

At Christmas God gave voice to the silence. The word became flesh and dwelt among us full of grace and truth. At Christmas, God asks us, too, to give voice to that silence.

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Lighting the Candle of Love

When God came to us, God came unexpectedly and unassumingly amid the routines of everyday life. When God came to us, God came quietly and humbly in the lives of ordinary people who were facing difficult times. When God came to us, God came beautifully and wondrously in the life of a little baby.

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