Faith Stories


– A Story of Tragedy, Resolve, and Faith –   Monday, February 25, 2019 marks the 60 year anniversary of the day that the Chestnut Street United Methodist Church burned to the ground.  I obviously wasn’t there and perhaps there’s only one of our members who will remember that day. While I was doing research for the church history page for our  website, I came upon a fund-raising campaign letter that was written...

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The Healing Power of Forgiveness

The Healing Power of Forgiveness


Posted By on Jan 28, 2019

“Cry for help, but will anyone answer you?  Which of the angels will help you?  Surely resentment destroys the fool, and jealousy kills the simple.”  “If I were you, I would go to God and present my case to him.  He does great things too marvelous to understand.  He performs countless miracles.”  Job 5:1-2,8-9   There were many Sundays that I sat in the church pew not feeling good about myself.  I felt rage and resentment towards...

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Help with Heavy Burdens

Help with Heavy Burdens


Posted By on Dec 10, 2018

Fall is a very busy time for me.  As I prepare to head south for the winter, I have a long to-do list to get things ready.  I have work to get my house ready for the winter, work to get my RV ready to travel, and work to get me ready.  The “me ready” tasks involve several doctor appointments to make sure everything within me is still functioning good enough to travel. I do a lot of praying during this time and ask that God...

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Faith and Courage

Faith and Courage


Posted By on Oct 26, 2018

The Bible is full of great stories about people who show strong faith in God.  A few Sundays ago, one of the readings for our worship service was from the book of Esther.  I was unfamiliar with this book, so before the service I decided to read some of this Old Testament book. Esther is a short book (only 9 chapters).  It’s a captivating story of how a young woman used faith and courage to help save her people from...

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