Gift of Grace

 We are certainly in a time of political turmoil, from the United Kingdom’s leaving the European Union to the shrill and angry tone of our presidential election.Now, we United Methodist Christians believe that we should be concerned about issues facing our world,...

Everybody

 When I am asked what Methodists emphasize or how we might be different from other denominations, it has to do with our view that God loves everybody, wants everybody to be in relationship with him…Even people whose way of life we disagree with.It was our founder...

52 Easters

 Our Christian faith grew out of the Jewish faith, which regards Saturday as the day of worship. Our Jewish forbears worshiped on Saturday to celebrate God’s wondrous and gracious act of creation itself.We Christians certainly celebrate creation as well, but even...

Pollen Season

 Recently I noticed the first falling of pine pollen upon my car. My first reaction was, “Oh no, here we go again,” but then I got to thinking. Why do we concentrate on what is wrong instead of celebrating what is right? It was a beautiful spring day, but my...

A Squirrel Feeder

 Last week, my wife and I bought a squirrel feeder. We had planned to buy a bird feeder and the label said bird feeder, but last we looked, a squirrel was enjoying an unexpected feast. All this got me to thinking about how one would go about defining what a...

Thoughts on Easter

 Every year the run-up to Christmas starts early, with Christmas displays right after Halloween and Carols and parties and celebration beginning right after Thanksgiving.Because Christmas is our favorite holiday.But Easter is the most important Christian holiday....