Servant Leadership

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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Seeking Ways to Be in Service to the Global UM Church – The Philippines

1 Corinthians 12:27 – Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. The reach of The United Methodist Church is wide. We are a global denomination focused on making disciples for Jesus Christ wherever we encounter them.  On a recent trip to the Philippines, two GCFA […]

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Monday Meditation – Lent : Rage

Continuing with our Lenten series on the emotional life of Jesus, we turn to Mark 3:1-6. In this passage the Pharisees provoke Jesus’ anger.  After a discussion about what one can or cannot do on the Sabbath, Jesus makes the talk concrete by inviting forward a man with a withered hand.  Jesus asks the Pharisees, […]

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Monday Meditation – Lent : Indignation

Jesus had a full emotional life, which we get glimpses of in the gospels, especially in Mark.  During the Lenten season we get a hint at Jesus’ emotional life and what it meant for him to be indignant, angry, compassionate, fearful and loving and what that means for us today. Almost from the beginning of […]

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We Are Called To Serve Out Front and Behind the Scenes

Biblical Foundation We are all called to serve. Some are called to serve as teachers and shape the next generation; some are called to serve as pastors and lead a congregation; some are called to serve as performers and use their art to glorify the Lord; and others are called to serve behind the scenes, […]

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Monday Meditation – Still Small Voice

And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a […]

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Monday Meditation – Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day Some say Valentine’s Day is a made up celebration by the floral and card companies in order to make sale in an otherwise devoid month of any “holidays” or “special occasions.” I say any excuse to celebrate “love” is worthy.  Now how we choose to do so can be up for discussion. Gifts […]

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Meditation Monday: Growing Pains

In order for a lobster to grow it must first rid itself of its shell. The shell does not grow but is rigid for the protection of the soft crustacean inside. Growing Pains As a lobster grows it begins to feel the growing pains of the too small shell it has. Pressure builds up as its body […]

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Advent Week One: The Fig Tree

1st Week of Advent During this advent season, we watch for the coming birth of our Savior. In Mark 13:28-30 Jesus, himself, speaks of watching for him to return with signs in the heavens. Just as a fig tree signals the beginning of the summer season so too will the coming of Christ have signs […]

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Support the spirits of our military troops

Support the spirits of those who serve us Those who serve our country in the armed forces and the first responders in our communities often witness harrowing acts of war and violence.  It makes an impact on the body, mind, and spirit of each one of them.  Too often, though, the spirit is forgotten.  We […]

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