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Minister’s Message: Keep in step

Sometimes it takes going half way around the world to learn how to “keep in step” as I journey.

 

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Minister’s Message: ‘Hallowthankmass’ is upon us

One reason to slow down and simply enjoy the holiday time is that the holidays aren’t about getting enough.

 

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Minister’s Message: Don’t let termination dust bring you down

If I’m honest, this time of year is the hardest for me mentally and emotionally.

 

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Minister’s Message: The myth of ‘success’

Take time to consider what really matters.

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A worker paints a steeple white at the Kenai United Methodist Church on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

‘Coming into the light of God’

Kenai church debuts blue facade

A worker paints a steeple white at the Kenai United Methodist Church on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
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Minister’s Message: Taking in the water of the Spirit

Jesus pointed out the well water satisfies thirst for a while, but “whosoever drinks of the water I shall give shall never thirst.”

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Minister’s Message: Be slow to speak, slow to anger, quick to listen

More than ever, everyone seems to have an opinion on every subject and to be quite animated that their side is the only one that is right.

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Minister’s Message: A living faith produces Integrity

Most people are tempted at one time or another to compromise their integrity.

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Minister’s Message: From the pits to the pinnacle

Have you ever had one of those “in the pits” days … or weeks … or —?

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Minister’s Message: Seeing God’s light on the longest day

In the beginning, God said, “Let there be light.”

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Minister’s Message: Love, not efficiency, defines success

Becoming so wrapped up in looking good and even in being good causes us to sacrifice relationships.

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Minister’s Message: In each, God’s unique gifts

We are all parts of the body, supporting one another in different ways, with our different skills and gifts.

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Minister’s Message: Resurrection reactions

Jesus showed that God’s word is for our comfort and counsel.

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Minister’s Message: Through the Ressurection, we see death cannot stop our celebration

When death could not hold Jesus, it suffered a mortal wound.

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Minister’s Message: Palm Sunday resonates through the ages

They crucified the Messiah according to the plan of God, and then Jesus demonstrated God’s power over death through the Resurrection.

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Minister’s Message: Finding peace outdoors in winter

I am a self-proclaimed “summer baby.”

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Minister’s Message: Love takes work

Love is more than a feeling or a one-day experience.

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Minister’s Message: Celebrate with the gospel of Jesus

Even though they have to be staged with certain guidelines, we’re still finding ways to commemorate birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and other special events.

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Minister’s Message: Bible answers the ultimate question

What is the ultimate question that keeps us up at night and nags at our heart?

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Minister’s Message: Have faith; we are in good hands

Whether or not this new year will continue the wild adventure of the year most recently ended or not, we are going to make it.

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