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Guest Post: Withstanding Temptation

by Camille Z. Roddy At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending … Continue reading

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Guest Post: ‘Patience is a Virtue’

by Rev. Lindsey Baynham Read 1 Peter 3:18-22  Piers Plowman, a poem about finding faith coined the well-known phrase, “Patience is a virtue”. Patience, something that is a good and desired piece of one’s character, I’m convinced, is in some ways … Continue reading

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Guest Post: “I’m sorry. How Can I Help?”

by Rev. Lyndsie Blakely “To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me. Do not let those who … Continue reading

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Time-Out

Read Genesis 9:8-17. “When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” (Genesis 9:16) The rains came. The waters … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Deeper Journey

by Morgan Stafford Read 2 Corinthians 5:20b – 6:10 As I prepare and review lessons for this season of Lent, I find great wisdom in Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians. Paul aims to encourage and motivate his fellow followers … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Genuine Heart

by Latrice Mallard “Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven. When you give to someone in need don’t do as the hypocrites do-blowing … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Grasshoppers of Life

by Rev. Mark Winter Read Joel 2:1-2; 12-17 My dad grew up in a Texas sharecropper’s shack during the Great Depression. He was barely a teenager when the “Grasshopper Wars” began. The winged insects darkened the sky like storm clouds, … 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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Mission Kids Imagine No Malaria

At the 2014 Virginia Annual Conference, the conference comprised of clergy and laity voted to support the United Methodist Church’s Imagine No Malaria initiative. The Virginia Conference set a goal to raise enough funds to save 100,000 lives in a … Continue reading

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