have you heard of beginue?

begin-ue (v.):  to begin and continueI learned a new word last night:  beginue.  Meaning:  to begin and continue.   Perhaps it sounds funny, but, it is speaking to me right now.  I'm beginning again.  I'm off to a new church on July…

Ordination at Lakeside, OH

On Wednesday, June 11, 2008 I was ordained as an Elder in the United Methodist Church.  I woke up in the middle of the night on June 12 and quietly said to myself, "I am ordained."  It didn't seem right.The journey to ordination took seven…

How then shall we live?

As I walked through Target this morning, trying to find tea...an illusive item in the midst of beverage options in stores today...I passed a mother and her child.  The little girl, perhaps two years old was eyeing everything in sight.  Bright…

Somewhere

I'm sitting on my couch, watching a Big 10 Basketball game.  I am staying warm and dry and away from the rain outside.  I could stay here.  I am comfortable. July 1, 2008 will bring many changes in my life as I head to Hyde Park Community…

Breath of God

One way to understand who we are and how God is at work in and among us is through exploring our Spiritual Gifts. We all have them.  They are God-given, Spirit endowed gifts.  When the Spirit is at work in us there is holy fire burning, there…

Take Your Temperature

It is flu season.  In the dead of winter the thermometer seems to get used more frequently.   The likelihood someone will get sick is pretty high.   It seems to be a fact of nature.  Even for those of us who had a flu shot.  Our body's…
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What’s inside

I grew up going to church occasionally with friends. Southeast Michigan does not have the strong presence of United Methodist Churches like southwest Ohio. It was not until my college years that I ever noticed a United Methodist Church and experienced…