A Test of Faith

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One of my favorite movies is called The Song of Bernadette.  The film chronicles part of Bernadette Soubirous’ life and the visions she saw that led to her becoming a saint. St. Bernadette’s visions led to the founding of the shrine at Lourdes.  During the opening credits of the film these words are displayed: “For… Continue Reading A Test of Faith

How Can I Help?

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It’s snowing as I write this Corner.  Mid-April and it’s still snowing.  In some ways we have had a very mild winter with few snowfalls over a few inches.  I acknowledge that the 70 degrees of last week was only a promise of what is to come.  And in some ways, this cold spell helps… Continue Reading How Can I Help?

A Time To Laugh, A Time To Mourn, A Time to Laugh

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Sunday was a day of celebration as many churches throughout the District and Conference found innovative ways to commemorate Palm Sunday.  Although we were unable to gather in our places of worship to wave palms and shout loud hosannas, I still felt the excitement that this Holy Day brings.  I have had the honor of… Continue Reading A Time To Laugh, A Time To Mourn, A Time to Laugh

An Advent Calendar, Part 2

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Christmas isn’t Christmas without decorations.  Whether you start trimming the tree on Christmas Eve, or the day after Thanksgiving, there is a time of celebration about transforming our homes to welcome baby Jesus. The lights always take the longest to hang.  Each year I debate just buying a new string, rather than trying to figure… Continue Reading An Advent Calendar, Part 2

An Advent Calendar, Part 1

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Now that Thanksgiving is over, my countdown to Christmas has begun.  I have to admit that I noticed decorations, stocking stuffers and holiday suggestions for the best presents appearing as the Halloween candy was discounted by 50% or more.  The artificial trees appeared a couple weeks later.  And now, the section reserved for wrapping paper… Continue Reading An Advent Calendar, Part 1

We’ve a Story to Tell

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A long time ago, one Summer which is now far, far away, I went to see the first Star Wars movie, which now has the subtitle: A New Hope.  I was overwhelmed by the way the story unfolded along with the special effects which were introduced in the film.  Industrial Light and Magic, the director’s… Continue Reading We’ve a Story to Tell

An Exercise in Reflection

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Who am I?  When I was an undergraduate student, my Psychology Professor asked the class this question.  The instructions were to write 7 answers on a piece of paper.  These were the answers I wrote:  1. My name; 2. My family status (daughter); 3. My faith; 4. My ethnicity; 5. My marital status; 6.  My… Continue Reading An Exercise in Reflection

We Are Still The Church

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“The poor are always with you” (Matthew 26) was the verse that Rev. Faith Fowler of Cass Community shared with the congregation of Court Street United Methodist Church while I served there as an Associate Pastor.  As Rev. Fowler gave this particular verse new life, she focused on the importance of each word.  Those who… Continue Reading We Are Still The Church

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