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Praying For People We Don’t Know

Praying For People We Don’t Know


Posted By on Sep 10, 2021

Praying For People We Don’t Know   Prayer.  It’s how we communicate with God.  When we pray we give thanks; we solicit his guidance, we share our troubles.  It’s also how we request his help. When I started praying, most of my prayers were all about me.  I give thanks to God for what he has given me and ask him to please guide me.  It’s an easy tendency to focus only on our own needs.  I also pray for family members or...

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Why I Go To Church

Why I Go To Church


Posted By on Jul 10, 2021

– Why I Go To Church –   This is a question that some may ponder – why go to church?  I thought I’d provide an answer in the hope that my answer may help someone contemplating this question. First, let me provide some reasons that don’t apply to my answer.  I don’t go to church because I have to or because of a sense of duty or obligation.  I don’t go because of conventions or to comply with any church rules.  I go...

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What I’m Thankful for in 2020

What I’m Thankful for in 2020


Posted By on Jan 4, 2021

– What I’m Thankful for in 2020 –   At the close of 2020, some may voice the sentiment that they are glad it’s behind us.  It would be easy to focus on all that was bad in 2020.  But, today at the end of the Sunday worship service at Faith UMC in Fort Myers, FL,  Pastor Dennis Lewis challenged us with a different view.  He asked us to ponder the following question – “In the past year, what are you thankful...

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Profound Learning Experiences

Profound Learning Experiences


Posted By on Sep 28, 2020

– Profound Learning Experiences –   I read a recent devotional article where the author wrote about sharing a personal story about a profound experience that taught him something about himself.  I thought about this statement and tried to conger up a personal experience where I learned something about myself.  Try doing it. It’s not an easy task.  But after a few moments, some connected experiences came back to me...

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