Personal Walk with God

Monday Meditation – Touch

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,     because the Lord has anointed me     to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,     to proclaim freedom for the captives     and release from darkness for the prisoners, (Isaiah 61:1  NIV) Jesus healed the sick by touching them and restoring them to their communities. The priests only wanted […]

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Monday Meditation – Father’s Day

You know what just makes me cry as soon as I see it?  Those commercials where service members who are fathers surprise their kids when they come back from war.  The kids are so happy and excited.  Both the 2 legged and 4 legged variety.  In one commercial, a man in fatigues crouches down to […]

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Monday Meditation – Outside Our Comfort Zone

Sometimes we are called upon by God to do things that are outside our comfort zone.  Nowadays almost anything God asks us to do will tend to fall outside of what we usually do. It is how our faith grows.  We come to trust in the Lord as we walk into unchartered territories. Opposition Our […]

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Monday Meditation – Giving

It is the heart that does the giving; the fingers only let go. – Nigeria proverb For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21 NIV All giving is from the heart.  Giving is first an inner choice before being an outward action. We must ask ourselves several questions as we […]

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Monday Meditation – Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit

It seems one can blaspheme the Holy Spirit and commit an eternal sin, one that will never be forgiven. What is this unforgivable sin? Juan Luis Segundo writes, “What is not pardonable is using theology to turn real human liberation into something odious.” (1979, Frontiers of Theology in Latin America, p 240ff.) In other words, […]

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Monday Meditation – The Ascension

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. Acts 1:8-9 (NIV) Ezekiel ascended leaving […]

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Monday Meditation – After Easter Fear or Joy?

The ending of the gospel of Mark is filled with fear.  So much so that it can baffle us with its lack of a happy ending.  Hence why some have tried to add a happy ending to the gospel which was not there in its earliest renditions. Mark ends abruptly with Jesus’ death and the […]

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Monday Meditation – Fear in the Garden of Gethsemane

Vincent Taylor, author of the Gospel of Mark (1963), surveys several interpreters for the verses in Mark 14 that states in the NIV, “He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled. ‘My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,’ he said to them. ‘Stay here and […]

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Wellness: Mind, Body and Spirit

Workplace wellness programs are becoming more and more popular.  These programs identify employee health conditions and encourages employees to make healthier lifestyle choices. Often, they stop there.  At the General Agencies of The United Methodist Church (GAUMC), our goal is to provide holistic wellness programs that address the mind, body and spirit. The World Health […]

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Monday Meditation – Lent : Love

Who do you love?  What do you love? In Mark 10:17-22 we have the only reference in the gospel to Jesus “loving” someone. What makes this man so special that we learn Jesus “loved” him?  The assumption is not that Jesus loved no one else but we aren’t told in the other stories so explicitly […]

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