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What do you want?

I enjoy writing on this blog and want to be intentional about asking what you want as a reader. Will you please share: What kind of posts on this blog do you enjoy? What is a topic that you would like to have me address? What questions do you have about faith, life or ministry? […]

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life

Can I spend my life without being offended?

While I don’t know much about the author or the book in question, I was intrigued by his comments. What is your response?

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faith life

How do you know something is true?

You know something is true when it is measured against something that is certain truth. In my case, I look to scripture as the primary source for understanding the truth about life, the universe and everything. As a United Methodist Christian, I seek to discren whether something is true by comparing it to what I […]

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changing lives faith life

Raking Leaves and the Spiritual Life

I enjoy taking care of our yard. It is good for my soul. Last fall, I did not have a chance to get in a final raking as the snow fell early and stayed on through most of the winter. This meant that we were left with a mess of wet and matted leaves to […]

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faith question and response

Non-biblical support for Christian claims about Jesus?

Last week, I received several questions from a Resurrection member who had been using a DVD series to study as a part of a small group. I will take some time today and over the next few days to respond as I believe that there may be others who are interested as well. Always feel […]

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changing lives life

6 Powerful Words

I have been praying for you. These are powerful words. One of my friends, Ryan, said them to me this week. He indicated that he had specifically been praying for me throughout the month of July. July was a month of surprises and transitions for me, but I had been able to respond in ways […]

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church life united methodist church

Veridian Dynamics: Life. Better.

Earlier this week I found what I think will become a new favorite show – Better Off Ted. Besides feeling a connection with Phil and Lem, I found myself reflecting on life in the UMC. I appreciate the four areas of focus from the 2008 General Conference as it sometimes seems as if the denomination […]

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church life united methodist church

Veridian Dynamics: Life. Better.

Earlier this week I found what I think will become a new favorite show – Better Off Ted. Besides feeling a connection with Phil and Lem, I found myself reflecting on life in the UMC. I appreciate the four areas of focus from the 2008 General Conference as it sometimes seems as if the denomination […]

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fun life ministry

Picnic Monday!

Today, I neither had a picnic nor is it Monday, but I had a great time picnicking with a group of those in the congregation whose last names begin with M-R. We met at the Young Christian Outdoor Recreation Park off 199th on 69 highway. Each night this week there has been a different pastor […]

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Speedlinking – January 19, 2009

I trust Kevin and have added to my wish list from his Top 10 Books of 2008. Thanks to Dagney for the open, honest and raw expression at A Very Serious Post, Not for the Feint Hearted. Make sure that you are not Swatting at gnats Why not? A UMC Coffee House My Family is […]

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I am proud of… my sister

My sister, Kristin Conard, is a fun loving, hip English teacher at Rider and Rutgers University. She has more adventure in her little finger than many people have in their entire body. I am proud of the way that she has pursued her dreams and doesn’t let geography get in the way. She has studied […]

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I am proud of… my brother

My brother, Jonathan Conard, is a great brother. He is a full time teacher at Sterling College. I think that this is really cool. He is going to complete his PhD this year – an amazing accomplishment. All this while being a dad to the cutest niece anyone could ask for, Katie. We spent a […]