02/22/2019

Civility in the Highest

In honor of President's Day this past week let me share a great presidential story. Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of War was a man named Edwin Stanton who was known to be bull-headed, opinionated and rude. He was not well liked by many peers and...

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02/15/2019

Love Always Wins

Theologian and Presbyterian pastor, Francis Schaeffer, tells about a time during World War II when Hitler commanded all religious groups to unite so that he could control them. Among the Brethren assemblies, half complied and half refused. Those...

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02/8/2019

Permission Granted!

Retired Methodist pastor Bill Bouknight shares this wonderful Valentine's Day story...   The writer Drew Duke recalled from her childhood her second grade Valentine's Day party. Several days earlier a big decorated box had been placed at...

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02/1/2019

A Poem for a Winter's Day

Driving home last night in the snow brought to mind a poem by Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. Known for its simplicity, perhaps you'll enjoy reading this on a snowy Friday...   Whose woods these are I think I...

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01/25/2019

Blessed Endurance: Moving Beyond Despair to Hope

Dr. John Wimmer is a UM pastor in the Indiana Conference and works in the Religion Division of the Lilly Endowment. He and his family are also active in St. Luke's. About 18 months ago John found out he had an extremely rare form of cancer known...

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01/18/2019

Is The Green Book a Christmas Movie

I love the week between Christmas and New Year's. I try to spend the time relaxing, reading and catching up on recent movies. This year my family got to be together with our daughter Julie who recently moved to Salt Lake City. One day we watched...

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01/11/2019

The Future of the United Methodist Church and Your Voice!

Today's message is not so much a devotion as sharing an opportunity. I was going to write this as a separate article, but feared the email would be so long you might forego reading. So while this might not feel like a spiritual reflection...

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01/4/2019

When I Wish Upon a Star...

I’ve been thinking of that old nursery rhyme getting ready for Sunday’s message on the wise men who followed the Star of Bethlehem. The last part of that verse, “have the wish I wish tonight,” also makes me think of a line...

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12/28/2018

Going Beyond Wishful Thinking

I read about a school principal who invited all her teachers to submit their New Year's resolutions to be put on a bulletin board. Right after posting them she heard a commotion as the teachers gathered around the board to read each other's...

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12/21/2018

For God so loved...

That is what Christmas is all about. God so loved the world that he gave. When you love someone enough you give. I am overwhelmed by the generosity of so many St. Lukers here at year’s end. You have given so much! Our stewardship campaign...

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