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A Pastor's Thoughts | Real Value

In these days of turbulent stock markets and uncertain economics, we would do well to know what has real value. There’s a true story that comes from the sinking of the Titanic. A frightened woman found her place in a lifeboat that was about to … [Read More...]

First kiln at City Clay

So, this one will become a pen and pencil holder rather than a mug. It’s one of two mugs whose form I liked and whose glazes were swirly in almost all the right ways, but which are both casualties of … Continue reading → … [Read More...]

A Potter's View | Clergy Burnout and Labor Day

Labor Day and clergy make for an interesting pair. One issue is mixing the secular with the sacred. Most of us clergy aren’t too fond of that, but we do have sense enough to know that you better mention mothers on Mother’s Day. Another Labor Day … [Read More...]

This Day With God | Eternal Treasure

The clear point made in Luke 18:18-30 is that we can do all the right things and be the best person in the world but still not be good enough unless we follow Jesus. The rich ruler in this passage was sad because it would be hard to give up what he … [Read More...]

Beguine Again | The Last Word of History

The icy winter swallows our summers, but spring will come to sweep away the snow, to put an end to the need for prophets and the old maps, to birth a new day incising hope and joy on the hearts of the distraught. We’ll be the waterlilies rising from … [Read More...]

John Meunier | Encouraging cross bearing

I’ve been thinking about the necessity of cross bearing the last few days. As I often do when pondering such things, I’ve been reading John Wesley. Here is his word on the topic from his sermon “Self-Denial.” The denying … [Read More...]

modernfaith | time matters

As a parent of two children, I often consider time to be one of the biggest stress-inducing factors in our everyday schedule. I make issues of time a "big deal!" Probably too frequently. Can we get from A to B in enough time? How much time do we have … [Read More...]

Evangelism and Environmentalism

I know it's been a while since I've posted, but I wanted to let you know a little bit of what is on my mind and heart lately. Creation has been a very important subject to me for a long time. My understanding and interpretation of the book of … [Read More...]

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First kiln at City Clay

So, this one will become a pen and pencil holder rather than a mug. It’s one of two mugs whose form I liked and whose glazes were swirly in almost all the right ways, but which are both casualties of … Continue reading → … [Read More...]

Bob Stevenson

The Moment and The Song

Submitted by Bob Stevenson, An imperfect Lay follower of Christ of the Methodist persuasion, beginning my 80th year on planet. I haven’t been able to get the song out of my head.  It followed me from “The Moment” in worship Sunday morning—bouncing … [Read More...]

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