Tag Archives: grace

Five Minute Friday — Endure

Sometimes the prompt easily triggers the mind. Other times, it’s more of a struggle. That was this week. In fact, I even considered playing hooky. I don’t have to tell you the drill — I’ve done that many times over … Continue reading

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Melancholic Melodies

I got out of the car to the strains of deep-throated chimes resonating in the breeze. My mind immediately found the file marked “chimes”, then “gazebo”, and raced to another time in this same space. They were just chimes in … Continue reading

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The Journey of Lent

Our reflection today is from Kerry Bender My introduction to Lent was on a bus in rural North Dakota on the way to school, probably around junior high and probably not the best place to learn the deep truths of … Continue reading

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Transfiguration Transition

Notes from the pulpit at Howland (ME) United Methodist Church … Almighty God, You have created the heavens and the earth and made us in Your own image. Teach us to discern Your hand in all Your works and Your … Continue reading

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On the Road of Life

Here are my thoughts from today on the slanty side of the pulpit at Howland (ME) United Methodist Church Lord, open our lips and our mouth will proclaim Your praise. Blessed are You, Creator of all, to You be praise … Continue reading

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Our Helper

Our reflection today is from Steven Laman Read Hebrews 13:1-8. So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” (verse 6) In most areas of my life, I need … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Sacrifice

Time for this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday. It certainly creeps up on you … especially when you’re on the road. Five Minute Friday, of course, is a discipline where independent writers join together to transform thoughts on a … Continue reading

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Family … Family … Family…

I have been blessed. From my earliest recollection, I have had a wonderfully supportive family — even when I didn’t fully realize it at the time. As I grew, married, settled down {relatively speaking}, and raised children with my wife, … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time

This week’s Words for the Week … Once upon a time there was a bunch of tiny frogs who arranged a climbing competition. The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower. A big crowd had gathered … Continue reading

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The Journey — Part Five

One of  the great things about my journey over the past three months is my plans have not been constrained. I challenged myself to visit with the kids/grandkids/great-grandkids and meet and greet with other family and friends — new and … Continue reading

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