No Room

By Trudy Wischemann In church Sunday, the fourth one in Advent, we gathered to hear Joseph’s part of the nativity story from the Book of Matthew.  Finding out about Mary’s premature pregnancy [...]

The Original St. Nicholas

By Bishop Eric Menees Around this time of year many may speak of Santa Claus or St. Nick, but they don’t know much about the original Saint Nicholas who is the basis for our today’s St. Nick.  [...]

The Overturning

By Trudy Wischemann I was blessed this past Sunday by being given the opportunity to preach at Lindsay’s Methodist Church. One of the lectionary scriptures was Mary’s Song from Luke’s gospel, so [...]

Don’t Forget Advent!

By Ian Hodge We’ve entered into the season of Advent. Many of us are only familiar with an advent wreath, or perhaps an Advent calendar. But Advent is much more than a countdown to Christmas and [...]

What’s in a Name?

By Jim Newman This Christmas season some of us may decide we want to read some of the biblical passages which speak about the birth of Jesus Christ. In Matthew 1:18-24 we find the account of how [...]

Give Thanks When?

By Ron Hull “Give thanks in all circumstances…”  (1Thessalonians 5:18). Give thanks when? In all circumstances?  Is that in the Bible? Yes. Well, how can that be? What about bad [...]

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

By Jim Newman Recently, one of my daughters got a small antique bedroom dresser which had an attached mirror on top. She loved the beautiful oak wood from which the dresser was constructed, but [...]

Prays Together: Mercy & Truth

By Mandy Nevarez I find myself thinking about our current culture, and the climate that we live in as Americans. Everyone has an opinion, and that is something that makes our nation great—the [...]

What Will the State of Your Heart Be?

By Joel Luckemeyer We are in November which means that one year from now we know the results of one more major national election. This means that soon we will be endowed with ads all over the [...]

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