Quote: Words Have Power

Quote: Real Democracy

Quote: Writers Write

Quote: Patience

Important words for me today.

Maya Angelou’s “Caged Bird”


The other night CBS Evening News included a recitation of Maya Angelou’s poem “Caged Bird” as a part of their tribute to the acclaimed poet. Angelou’s words have been there when words could not be found. She provided… Read More

Disappointment & Love


From Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail: In deep disappointment I have wept over the laxity of the church. But be assured that my tears have been tears of love. There can be no deep disappointment… Read More

Missional Quote

From Jen Hatmaker’s Interrupted: An Adventure in Relearning the Essentials of Faith: Missional at its core means “sent.” It is the opposite of “come to us.” So many believers have selected their pet conecpt of the Great Commission:… Read More


The Christian season of Lent is a forty-day period, excluding Sundays, in which Christ followers join Jesus on his forty-day fast, spiritually walking in his footsteps.  Lent is a season of repentance and spiritual self-examination.  It is a… Read More


“Be glad in the Lord always! Again I say, be glad! Let your gentleness show in your treatment of all people. The Lord is near.” (Philippians 4:4-5, Common English Bible) Excerpts from Max Lucado’s God Came Near: Have you… Read More

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

This is one of my favorite hymns written by Charles Wesley.  I use it often as a prayer. Come, thou long-expected Jesus, born to set they people free; from our fears and sins release us, let us find… Read More

Small Group Beginnings

Disciplined accountability in small groups has been a distinctly Methodist nuance of the understanding of ‘church,’ and the original stress of the Methodist Discipline was on this distinct form of accountable discipleship. (Ted Campbell)

Moravian Blessing

This blessing was shared in a weekly email from my District Superintendent, Larry Davies. Come, Lord Jesus, our guest to be, And bless these gifts, Bestowed by Thee. And bless our loved ones everywhere, And keep them in Your… Read More


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