Category Archives: Church

A Post-Election Thought and Prayer

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged!  Since my last post, Corey and I have moved, I started a new pastoral appointment, Corey has started a new job, we are deep into this whole parenting an infant thing, and … Continue reading

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“Leaving the Nest” Syndrome

The other day in conversation, Corey pointed out to me that I have been in ministry of some form or another for almost 15 years.  15 years!  I started out as a youth ministry intern/staff for St. Luke’s UMC while … Continue reading

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Dear Xavier, I want to introduce you…

I included this letter that I wrote to my son as my “pastor pondering” in this month’s church newsletter.  I wanted to share it with you as well, my dear readers! Dear Xavier, I can’t believe that you are already … Continue reading

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Self-Help (Ephesians 4:25-5:2)

Ephesians 4:25-5:2 25 Therefore, after you have gotten rid of lying, Each of you must tell the truth to your neighbor because we are parts of each other in the same body. 26 Be angry without sinning. Don’t let the sun set on your … Continue reading

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“I’m With Crazy,” Mark 3:20-35

Mark 3:20-35 20 Jesus entered a house. A crowd gathered again so that it was impossible for him and his followers even to eat. 21 When his family heard what was happening, they came to take control of him. They were saying, “He’s … Continue reading

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Loaves and Fish

 Matthew 14: 13-21: When Jesus heard about John, he withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself. When the crowds learned this, they followed him on foot from the cities. 14 When Jesus arrived and saw a large crowd, he … Continue reading

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Encourage the Call (Pentecost)

About 15 years ago, I was a teenager trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I was 17 and at the time, I wanted to be a psychologist or a counselor of some kind. I … Continue reading

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