We’ve Come This Far by Faith

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This is the title of one of my favorite Gospel hymns. The words of this song are a tribute to our Lord’s dedication to our lives and to our welfare.  This past weekend as I watched documentaries covering the events of September 11, 2001, and what we have learned in the two decades since, I… Continue Reading We’ve Come This Far by Faith

The Eternal Flame

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Chuck Knows Church is one of my favorite United Methodist productions.  There are over 100 videos that cover a wide range of topics.  I have shown a couple of videos to Confirmation and New Member classes.  Chuck has a wonderful way of describing how what we do and say as United Methodists has a rich… Continue Reading The Eternal Flame

Sanctifying Grace

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One of my favorite hobbies is reading epic fantasy novels.  The first one I was introduced to was J. R. R. Tolkien’s Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series, followed by Terry Brooks’ Shannara series.  When I graduated from high school someone gave me C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia (not the Disney version).  There… Continue Reading Sanctifying Grace

Plans Interfere with Life

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I have often shared the opposite with people: Life interferes with plans. My to-do list constantly changes as I respond to an unexpected phone call, email, or an unplanned issue that has arisen. I have also come to realize that plans interfere with life. Several years ago, before Disney granted access to all visitors, a… Continue Reading Plans Interfere with Life

I know I’m Forgetting Something

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There are skills that, once we learn them, we take for granted.  I have been actively crocheting for about 15 years now.  I don’t think about the stitches I work as I create blankets, shawls, and other crafts unless I am following a new pattern.  Luckily for me, I can go to YouTube and watch… Continue Reading I know I’m Forgetting Something

Dog Days

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We have a lot of metaphors about the passage of time.  As we enter the month of August, I feel as if this summer has flown by. It seems as if I was sitting at the services of Recognition, Commissioning, and Ordination just a few days ago, rather than two months ago.  I think the… Continue Reading Dog Days

Wesley Fellowship at GVSU

Vision: The Wesley Fellowship at GVSU is an inclusive community enabling individuals to grow in faith and social justice.  Mission: To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by welcoming and affirming, equipping, challenging, the mind, heart and spirit. Values: Open Doors, Open Hearts and Open Minds. Inclusive, Accepting, and Committed… Continue Reading Wesley Fellowship at GVSU

Pictograms

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Every other year (or so, due to the pandemic) I look forward to the Olympic Games.  This Corner is not about the sports or the athletes or even the countries represented, though there were a few countries who are making their first appearance this year.  I usually watch the Opening Games to see how the… Continue Reading Pictograms

Leadership Opportunities to Deepen Your Involvement in UMW 

Has your spiritual gifts inventory revealed a desire to provide hospitality, serving others, shepherding, or being a helper? United Methodist Women have opportunities to use these gifts on the District United Methodist Women Team. Positions available are:    ► Vice President/Program Coordinator: Coordinates District events with the help of the leadership team and fills in… Continue Reading Leadership Opportunities to Deepen Your Involvement in UMW 

Selfies

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As I was traveling in the car the other day, I was listening to a comedian who raised a question that has stuck with me.  In his Correct Angles set, Vir Das began talking about selfies.  He observed that when people took pictures of themselves, they were better than when the camera (phone) was passed… Continue Reading Selfies