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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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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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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Cherished Words

In response to all that she hears, Luke tells us that “Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.” (Luke 2:19) Those are among the most cherished words of scripture for me.

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