Tag Archives: Christian faith

Practice What You Preach

As I reflect on an experience I had today – one that impacted me greatly – I realize that it is time for me to resurrect my blog. It has been four months since I started full-time parish ministry and … Continue reading

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Joy Riding – Revisited

It has been a while since I have written. Quite honestly, I have done a lot of writing over the last few weeks – for school, for sermons, and for me personally. I have previously posted sermons or papers (or … Continue reading

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Live the Lament

Yesterday I wrote about the lack of and need for lament in Christian worship. Today I would like to continue that theme. In my post for World Communion Sunday, I shared a story about Sister Peggy, who I had the … Continue reading

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Balance: Praise and Lament

Since starting my blog, it was my goal to post something at least once a week. Some weeks I have exceeded my goal … and there have been a few times when I have not. L The last few weeks … Continue reading

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The Question of Prayer and other Random Ramblings

Since I started my blog in February this is the longest I have gone without posting something. Quite honestly in the last two weeks I have written, discarded, rewritten and tossed several potential posts. These writings have helped me process … Continue reading

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A Prayer for my congregation …

It has been almost a week since I posted to my blog. Time sure flies! Thanks to all who diligently read my travelogue during my trip to Pennsylvania last week. It was a great trip that brought back many wonderful … Continue reading

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You CAN go home again

On Sunday after church I went home to Indiana and preached at the evening service at my home church, Avon United Methodist Church. This is the church that has officially sent me into ministry; they have encouraged me, prayed for … Continue reading

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Visiting the Sick

As a pastor, I enjoy visiting parishioners in their homes and hearing their stories. I am a “people” person so this comes relatively naturally for me. One area of visitation where I must be more disciplined, though, is going to … Continue reading

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Holy Conferencing

I experienced a wonderful, Spirit-filled time of Holy Conferencing at the East Ohio Annual Conference at Lakeside this week. (For friends who are not United Methodist and/or who live outside of Ohio, Lakeside is a quaint Chautaqua community on Lake … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Friends

In the image and likeness of God, human beings are formed to be in a loving relationship with their Creator and with one another. These relationships are not meant to be static, but dynamic, as humans are always searching and … Continue reading

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