The Door of Reconciliation

This is the door of reconciliation in St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. At the time Christopher Columbus was sailing for America, two warring factions were locked in battle in Ireland. One group was forced to retreat to the cathedral were they...

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Happy Aldersgate Day!

Did you realize today is Aldersgate Day? Do you know what Aldersgate Day is? If not, don't feel bad, most Methodists probably can't say exactly what it is. May 24, 1738 is the day John Wesley experienced a spiritual transformation that led to...

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It's not very often I get to wish my wife, Susan, a happy birthday in my Friday email! Susan turns...well, maybe just wish her a happy birthday today!   We have had quite a bit of celebrating lately. Someone else in our family had a...

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Cold Grits

You can tell with a title like that, this is going to have something to do with the south! A southerner was once asked to describe what his mother meant to him. Without hesitation he said, "That's easy. Cold grits!" The questioner said, "You must...

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Remembering Two Heroes

I was still taking pictures with the last confirmation group after worship Sunday when I received news that retired Senator Richard Lugar had died. Dick Lugar is an Indiana icon and for good reason. His work as mayor created the renowned Uni-Gov...

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