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Preparation for a Service of the Baptismal Covenant

A Conversation about the Meaning, Symbolism and Responsibility of┬áBaptism One of the great privileges that I have as a United Methodist preacher is offering the sacrament of Christian baptism to individuals and families connected with the local church. I like to meet with the individual or family in advance of the service to hear their […]

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transforming the community

Zimbabwe: Church and Community (5 of 8)

In Zimbabwe, there did not seem to be a separation between personal holiness and social holiness. One of the sites that we visited was planning on drilling a water well that would be able to provide water for the church members and the community. This would prevent the need to get up at 3:00 or […]

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changing lives life

Seeding a Lawn (or a Life)

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to verticut and seed our lawn. This was a first for me as Nicole and I are homeowners for just over a year. I learned some things that have application in life. Choose the right seed – What you choose to plant will determine what will grow […]