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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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Your Little Hands

when i hold your little hands in mine i can’t help but wonder what your hands will hold will your hands give food to the hungry? will they raise up in protest of discrimination and racism? will they hold a … Continue reading

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Sunday Reads: 1/11/15

Here are five blog posts that I found interesting and worth sharing this week. Happy pondering! What Teens Really Want to Know about Sex: This TED Talk post is right now when it comes to talking with teenagers about sexuality. … Continue reading

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