Category Archives: writing

I Have a Voice

God gave me a voice and said, “It is good.”      But, I talk, and you carry on as if I’m not here.      I speak and it is as if I’m not in the room. As if … Continue reading

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New Life is Coming

My father-in-law was in town a few weeks ago. We took him up to the Blue Ridge Parkway one day to explore the mountains and its trails. Spring has just started and the trees are still barren and dry leaves … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Extend Mercy

By Rev. Jacob Sahms Read Psalm 51:1-7. Mercy. It’s not a word we hear frequently in today’s society. Judgment? Fairness? Crime and punishment? Those terms are more comfortable in our black and white worlds. But in Psalm 51, David knows he … Continue reading

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Sunday Reads: 2/15/15

Here are five blog posts I found this week that were worth pondering. Theologian Valentines: In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here are creative Valentine’s from some of the church’s prominent thinkers. A Pastor’s Pre-Op Thoughts: Rev. Jason Micheli’s is … Continue reading

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Wanted: Guest Bloggers

I’m looking for guest writers who would be willing to write a Lenten devotional for this blog.  These posts would be 400-500 word devotionals on an assigned scripture text during the season of Lent. Your audience is a range of … Continue reading

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Sunday Reads: 2/8/15

Here are five blog posts I found this week that were worth pondering. What do you think? Is Youth Ministry Killing the Church?: A post on Christian Century raises some great questions. One of the challenges of youth ministry over … Continue reading

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Somos Uno

I wrote the following as one of four devotions for the January 2015 Virginia United Methodist Advocate. This devotion was on John 17:6-21. It was used recently as our devotion during a church staff meeting. As I listened to my … Continue reading

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Sunday Reads: 2/1/15

Here are five blog posts I stumbled upon this week that I thought were worth sharing and pondering. Let me know what you think. Andrea Crouch: The Man Who Raised the Goal: Gospel singer Kirk Franklin shares about the gospel … Continue reading

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Sunday Reads: 1/25/15

Here are five blog posts I found this week that I thought were worth pondering. Take a look, tell me what you think. Happy pondering! An Open Letter to Pastor’s About Children’s Ministry: Though I think the whole open letter … Continue reading

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Sunday Reads: 1/18/15

Here are five blog posts I found interesting this week and worth pondering. You Won’t Remember, But I Will: Blogger Jessica Dimas shares in the form of a letter to her newborn all the memories she will always remember.  Why … Continue reading

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