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Noah and the Rainbow

(The text below is the sermon that I preached on Sunday morning, February 22, 2015 at Rio Rancho UMC.  I hope that the text reminds you to discover and follow your signs in life that lead to the Divine.) We … Continue reading

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The Importance of Signs

Tomorrow I am preaching on the story of God placing the rainbow in the heavens and his promise to Noah that the Almighty will never destroy the earth by flood again. I started out thinking that this was a nice … Continue reading

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The Fear of God – It’s a Good Thing

When I talk about the fear of God I am not talking about the kind of feeling that makes us anxious and recoil in absolute terror. If we had to live in that kind of fear to please God, I … Continue reading

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This Thing Called Fear

“Do not fear what they fear, and do not be intimidated, 15but in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord” (1 Pet. 3:14b-15a CEB). Yesterday I started by letting my fears be known. Okay, some of my fears. The truth is … Continue reading

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I Come to This with Fear and Trepidation

Today is Ash Wednesday, and I have made a commitment to write a post each day throughout the season of Lent.  I have to admit that I enter this with a ton of fear on my shoulders.  I have not … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Love

It is hard to believe that tomorrow my mother will be gone for three years.  I find myself thinking about her as the anniversary of her death draws closer.  I miss the laughs, smiles, tears, arguments, etc.  I miss it … Continue reading

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My Boy’s Mighty Spirit

As I reflect back on my stinky boy’s journey through the long hospital stays and the incredibly large amounts of time traveling back and forth to and from our home, I remember the one thing that seemed to be missing. … Continue reading

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I Will Teach You How to Skate

I am reflecting back on the journey my family and I have taken over the course of the year. My youngest son spent almost every holiday between October thru February in the hospital.  I helplessly stood by and watched my … Continue reading

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Fear is a Part of Life

I have to admit something right off the bat. I am a pastor and I struggle with fear. I have heard it said that a pastor should never allow fear to enter his/her life. Faith should be enough to carry … Continue reading

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A Memory That Makes My Soul Smile

Recently I was sharing a story about the time that Cazandra told me that we were going to have our first child.  I related the story to a fellow staff member at my church.  As I shared with her the … Continue reading

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