Author Archives: jillmoffhoward

Give Them Jesus

Mark 1:29-39 29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. 31He came and took … Continue reading

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Why Church?

In today’s ever-changing culture, it seems that people are finding meaning and community, even spirituality, in places other than the church.  Churches notoriously struggle with attracting “millenials,” young adults, and families with children.  Church has become in irrelevant, hypocritical, and … Continue reading

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Terrorism…what is it exactly?

I was kept awake for part of last night- not (miraculously!) because of my 2 year old who doesn’t like to sleep, but because of the many thoughts I’ve been having about the world lately.  In particular, another mass shooting- … Continue reading

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Beautiful Feet (and thoughts on Charlottesville)

Rev. Jill Howard “Beautiful Feet,” August 13, 2017 Romans 10:5-15 5 Moses writes concerning the righteousness that comes from the law, that “the person who does these things will live by them.” 6 But the righteousness that comes from faith says, “Do not … Continue reading

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As one season comes to an end…

Dear Xavier, 19 months…that is how long we have had this special relationship that only a mother and child can have.  19 months of middle of the night feedings, early mornings, and late night snacks.  19 months of snuggles, laughter, … Continue reading

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What did the pastor do now? (Family Friendly Worship Space)

“But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” -Luke 18:16 When I started ministry at my current … Continue reading

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An Xavier Update

For those of you who have been following our saga of Xavier’s never-ending illnesses, here is an update for you. After countless trips to the doctor and one hospital stay, a few blood tests from Riley revealed that X has … Continue reading

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