I want to start by saying that these are very difficult times for the United Methodist denomination but also for the many families and individuals who have a personal connection to this concern.

The General Conference special session called to address human sexuality in regard to marriage and ordination has come to a close. I think that many of us have been surprised by the outcome. 

I don't know about you but I tend to find pennies to be annoying. I was looking at one the other day, which is something I don't typically take time to do. I looked at the front side, In God we Trust,  and I thought to myself, I need to give this coin another chance. It actually may have a good purpose for my life.

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POEM: "Easter is Judgment Day" 

   I love poetry, but I often find it more difficult to understand than simple prose.  It took me a long time to realize that poetry is supposed to call for an entirely different way of seeing and hearing.

From One Detective to Another

     The actual quote, that I was alluding to in Sunday’s sermon is from Sherlock Holmes.  It is: “When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

Using Your Blessings to Bless Others

When I said that’s not what Jesus wants from you, I didn’t mean that Jesus doesn’t want your car, home, pans, phone, and TV.  He still has need of those things...

One more thing about Pastor Jessica's message:

To Be Jesus’ BFF
       There are Bible scholars who have come to believe that Lazarus was probably the best friend Jesus had—outside his family and disciples.  He is often in the home of Mary, Martha, and their brother Lazarus.  When there, it feels like Jesus is in a place where he can let his hair down among friends.

Those With Eyes to See, Let Them See

    There are a lot of people who struggle with traveling if they aren’t in the front seat of the car.  But them in the back seat or in the third row at your own peril, because there’s a good chance they’re going to get car sick.  Some folks just have a predisposition to motion sickness.  Other folks were just too slow in calling “shotgun” and use this excuse to bump someone else out of the coveted passenger seat.