Tag Archives: reflection

Would You Do the Same?

Our reflection today is from Perry Mullins. [God] said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains that … Continue reading

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(un)Packing for the Journey: The Past

This week’s reflection … I’ve known Tommy my whole life. In all that time, he never got along with his father. Oh, I’m sure Mr. Poole was a nice enough guy, but fathers and sons don’t always see eye to … 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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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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Comfort

When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee — Isaiah … Continue reading

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Aug. 1

Holy Moly! Aug. 1 already? Where has the  year gone? Last time I blinked it was February. I reflected on the rapidly racing days this morning as I changed all three slugs on my perpetual calendar. In just 20 days, … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Promise

Friday. A day of reflection … and a day to put those reflections down on paper {or in today’s environment, in a post}. We’ll follow the typical Five Minute Friday format. We’ll let the neurons loose, record the results, and … Continue reading

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Final Lenten Thoughts

There is no biblical mandate for the observance of Lent, although the model is in commemoration of the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert before beginning His public ministry, during which He endured temptation by Satan. This whole … Continue reading

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The Voice of the Lord

The sevenfold occurrence of the phrase the voice of the LORD in Psalm 29 intrigues me. Then, when we come to the Matthew reading, the words of Isaiah Jesus quoted arrest our attention, This people honors Me with their lips … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections 2018

I usually try to share my words  from the pulpit. Here’s what I shared Sunday at Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church. May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, LORD, my Rock … Continue reading

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