He Knows How You Feel

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
I’ve heard people say, “Why talk to God about my problems? He can’t understand.” According to the Bible–he can! The writer of Hebrews says, “He himself has shared fully in all our experience of temptation, except that he never sinned” Hebrews 4:15 . He himself!  Jesus himself shared fully, not

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The unity we don’t see

Category: News
Today, unity is an elusive concept, it would seem. Politically, racially, nationally, the trend of the moment is to define ourselves in narrower and narrower bands. And there’s a logic to that. Cable television figured this out decades ago. Two hundred channels give far more scope for personal

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A La Carte (February 20)

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
Today’s Kindle deals include an eclectic little list of titles that may prove interesting. As always, you may find something that appeals in this week’s deals from Westminster Books. The Bewildering Mr. Brainerd “No doubt, it was Brainerd’s desire for holiness, zeal for the conversion of the

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Peace and the Holy Spirit

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
You have been given a promise and a gift by Jesus. YOU have been given this gift.  It’s the gift of peace. Do you want more peace in your heart? The peace Jesus gives is unlike anything the world calls peace. It is peace IN the turmoil of day-to-day living. It is a peace that […]

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Adding Positive Habits to your Life

Category: ALL
Ah habits – some of them good and some of them not-so-good. Like it or not, our habits can have a significant impact on our success at work, our relationships and our overall health and well-being. What positive behaviors do you need to add to your regular routine in order to improve your life?

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Cannot Love Pieces and Parts of People

Category: Technology
In the Crosshairs, at the Crossroads: Perspectives of LGBTQI Delegates  Series introduction: Given that the fate of LGBTQI people is at the center of the struggle over the future of the UMC, and that LGBTQI people represent only 2% of the General Conference 2019 delegates, the experience and

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Trial by fire? Pelosi proves she’s still in the game

Category: News
One year before the 2018 midterms, Nancy Pelosi faced withering criticism, including from some in her own party. In her home state of California, more Democrats wanted to replace her as their leader in the House than keep her. But a sweeping victory in the House and a subsequent showdown with

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A La Carte (February 19)

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
Today’s Kindle deals include a solid biography of Martin Luther and several other good books. What Was It Like to Pastor at 17? HB Charles Jr.: “What was it like to pastor at seventeen? Ultimately, the short answer is God. For that matter, the long answer is God. God did it all! God saved me.

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The Trap

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.”  1 Corinthians 7:5 Recently we acquired a new puppy. She is cute as a button

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Hold Tight to Faith

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
The faith we hold tight…is the faith that carries us through all our days.   When every step you take looks like a dark, foggy pathAnd life feels like a constant uphill climb, It’s easy to grow discouragedAnd think about giving up. That’s when you hold tight to your faithAnd keep moving forward

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How to Make Anglicanism Great Again

Category: ALL, Interviews, Outreach
Okay, in my latest spare-time project, I’m planning to #MakeAnglicanismGreatAgain (or #MAnGA). I have several strategies, let me know what you think: a. Make Wesley Hill a bishop, the brother will totally rock a purple shirt.b. Make Amy Peeler Archbishop of Canterbury, the sister can preach.c.

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Slow and steady, the American prairies grow

Category: News
In the 1980s, the idea of prairie conservation started gaining serious momentum. And over the last three decades, a dedicated community of conservationists and land managers has worked to preserve American grasslands. Why bother? “Prairies in particular have high amounts of biological

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A La Carte (February 18)

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
Today’s Kindle deals include a few solid titles from Crossway. This is going to be an “A La Carte only” week at the blog. I finished up the first draft of a book last week and am in a lot of pain from doing so (context). So I’m going to mostly stop typing for the […]

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Caution! Don’t Jump the Due Process

Category: Daily Devotions
Speed breakers are designed and constructed on our roads so that, motorists will apply some sense of control while driving. It keeps them cautious and reduces their haste. Having to drive through some areas without these bumps, will be an outright suicide. Today, the world is almost

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