Calm in the Storm

I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions. I think they set us up for failure a lot of the time because the new year doesn’t necessarily mean a new me, as much as I would like for it to. In the last town I lived in, choosing a “word of the year” was a…
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COVID-19 Ministry Update

Riverchase United Methodist Church issued the following update on December 14, 2020: It is with a heavy yet hopeful heart that I send you this update on our church’s response to the rapid surge in COVID-19 cases. Our members have been faithful to practice social distancing, to wear masks, and the staff has kept our…
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You Know My Name?

If you’re an adult or hopefully even a teenager, you probably remember someone who made Jesus personal to you. Most of us could probably share the name and a story of a person who took the time, maybe on purpose and maybe by accident, to show you what loving God looks like. In my brief…
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Purple, Purple, Pink, Purple

Luke 2 is probably the most used version of the Christmas story. You have this poetic language about the harrowing journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem of Mary and Joseph. You have a sweet image of a child being born in a manger and wrapped in cloth. You also have the shepherds that follow angels’ voices…
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Confirmation – The Holy Spirit

So, for the past few weeks, we have been discussing the Holy Spirit in Confirmation. If you missed our hot wheels race, I am so sorry! Maybe, we can do it again next semester as a reminder! Some key points about the Holy Spirit are: The Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, the…
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Finding Joy in Chaos

  As we approach the end of this most unique year, I have found myself asking one question over and over again: How do I find joy in the midst of all of this? Every day in the news, I read tragic stories of loved ones who have been lost to the disease, or I…
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