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Saturday, December 18

2021 Advent Devotional: In the Midst of Changing Ways – Many Gifts, One Spirit Week 3: The Gift of Love Scripture: Philippians 4:7 – “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Reflector: YOU This is a pause in personal reflections to give YOU […]

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Friday, December 17

2021 Advent Devotional: In the Midst of Changing Ways – Many Gifts, One Spirit Week 3: The Gift of Love Scripture: Philippians 4:7 – “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Reflector: Pastor Stephanie Moffitt How do we find peace? In Philippians 4:7 […]

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Thursday, December 16

2021 Advent Devotional: In the Midst of Changing Ways – Many Gifts, One Spirit Week 3: The Gift of Love Scripture: Philippians 4:7 – “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Reflector: Jason Malmberg Jesus tells us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself” […]

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Wednesday, December 15

2021 Advent Devotional: In the Midst of Changing Ways – Many Gifts, One Spirit Week 3: The Gift of Love Scripture: Philippians 4:7 – “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Reflector: Diane Schwemm I was ambushed by an astonishing gift of love […]

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Tuesday, December 14

2021 Advent Devotional: In the Midst of Changing Ways – Many Gifts, One Spirit Week 3: The Gift of Love Reflector: Jennie Elliott During this pandemic, the sustaining presence for me has been the love and care of friends. As so many of life’s normal pleasures were taken for us for a time, we focused […]

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Monday, December 13

2021 Advent Devotional: In the Midst of Changing Ways – Many Gifts, One Spirit Week 3: The Gift of Love Scripture: I Corinthians 13:8 – “Love never ends.” Reflector: Jean Hodges Love is like a precious gem of many facets which resides in our inner most self. It is not hard like a diamond because […]

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Sunday, December 12

2021 Advent Devotional: In the Midst of Changing Ways – Many Gifts, One Spirit Week 3: The Gift of Love Scripture: Philippians 4:7 – “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Reflector: Connie Takamine Cats have a reputation for being aloof and uncaring. […]

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We Stand with Frank Schaefer: A Letter from Pat and Joe

Between us we have over 70 years of ordained ministry within the United Methodist Church. We have faced our share of challenges but have known still more joys within our congregations and communities. Our social justice involvements have been as near as sleeping outdoors in support of homeless youth next door, as far away as fighting apartheid in South Africa, and in many, many struggles for justice and liberation in places in between. During the recent floods in Colorado, we personally felt the concrete blessing of being part of a connectional church that reaches out to support one another and the community. We treasure the power of compassion when 12 million United Methodists worldwide unite to carry the love of God into the world.
At the same time nothing has saddened, embarrassed and angered us more than witnessing United Methodist institutional leaders fall horribly short of implementing Jesus’ call to radical inclusion and love when it comes to our LGBTQ sisters and the brothers.

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The Peace That Passes All Understanding

Jerry Evans died yesterday morning. Jerry quietly crossed over that horizon of life into the place where the peace that passes all understanding becomes an eternal reality. Even as we mourn Jerry’s death and thank God for Jerry’s life, we can know that Jerry is whole and well today.

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An Easter Story

Easter is coming. Last Easter season I told this story. I want to share it with you again in these days before Easter:

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