Category Archives: encouragement

Connections

In late December, my elder daughter asked yours truly and her siblings, family and friends if we were interested in joining her and her youngest son in a photo a day challenge. Idea is to concentrate on a particular word … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Slow

It’s Five Minute Friday on Saturday time. You know what that means … letting the neurons out of their cages to roam free, spark the heart, mind and soul and trigger the finger movements for a five minute post on … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Weak

I have a good excuse. I was on the road yesterday! Seriously, whether it’s Friday, Saturday or sometimes Sunday or later, I’m compelled to participate in the Five Minute Friday exercise, much like a schoolboy with an assignment — and … Continue reading

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More Joy … Joy … Joy

I’ve tried to share my time behind the pulpit with you as I’ve gone along. Here’s the latest from Sunday’s message at Dover-Foxcroft (ME) United Methodist Church. It’s actually a revisit of one of my first sermons. I liked the … Continue reading

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Saving Faith

We’ve all seen it and many of us have experienced it as well. We put our heart and soul into a dream only to see it unravel before our very eyes. It could be a retail store or a service … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Safe

I feel like I’m on a roll. It’s Friday and I’m working on my Five Minute Friday contribution. Okay, it’s late Friday … but it’s still Friday! The exercise involves spending five minutes writing on a specific prompt word and … Continue reading

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An Itinerant Preacher

I’m not sure what the formal criteria are for designation as an itinerant preacher. I know it infers traveling to different congregations, although traditionally it’s on a circuit. I’m not sure if I formally qualify, but this Sunday I will … Continue reading

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