I Had COVID-19

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Today, as I am writing this, it is 18 days since my first symptoms set in. I am still not 100%, but for the first time I feel like myself. Day 1: The virus started for me with stomach issues. Strong pain, nausea, and uncomfortable bowel movements. Day 2: Stomach Problems continued, incredible fatigue set … Continue reading I Had COVID-19

Prayers For The Week of May 17

Sunday, May 17, 2020: Sixth Sunday of Easter, John 14:15-21 Holy God, we love you so much. We are thankful for your steadfast love, support, and guidance. Fill our lives with your grace that we might continue to live in your commandments to love you through our love for others. Pour out your Spirit on … Continue reading Prayers For The Week of May 17

10 Ways to Share Christian Love at This Time

It’s become very clear how important it is to maintain social distancing and keep non-essential activities remote at this time. A recent publication by the CDC shows the effects of a church choir gathering in midst of pandemic. The majority of the choir became infected with the virus within the week, resulting in two deaths. … Continue reading 10 Ways to Share Christian Love at This Time

Thoughts on Virtual Communion

If you are one who regularly reads blogs on theological topics or are very involved in The UMC or other mainline Protestant traditions, you may be familiar with some of the discussions that have been reignited regarding Holy Communion and the internet. Blog posts, tweets, facebook statuses, academic papers, and worship-preparation lists abound in the … Continue reading Thoughts on Virtual Communion

Prayers For The Week Of May 10

Sunday, May 10, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 Holy God, be with us this week as we continue in our lives in quarantine. Be our rock and our fortress in whom we find refuge. Guide our lives that we might connect with others in your love. Let my love for you overflow in my love for others … Continue reading Prayers For The Week Of May 10

The Importance of Silence

Be Still & Know That I Am GodPsalm 46:10 Silence is something that many of us are uncomfortable with. We fill our days with activities, social events, and meetings so that we are not alone. We complain about the busyness, yet we do not like sitting in silence. Silence is something I used to never … Continue reading The Importance of Silence

Prayers For The Week of May 3rd

Sunday, May 3Scripture: Acts 2:42-47Prayer: Holy God, open my heart towards you. Break away what is within me that causes me to resist your love and others. Teach me how I can be of one heart and one mind with all members of the body. Thank you, God, for the warmth of your love and … Continue reading Prayers For The Week of May 3rd

Women Were The First Preachers

Thinking he was the gardener, she said, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him." Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, "Rabboni!" (which means "Teacher"). Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not … Continue reading Women Were The First Preachers