Author Archives: Rev Uch

About Rev Uch

I'm a United Methodist pastor serving Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Bradenton, Florida. My husband and I have been here since July 2019. We are thrilled to learn more about Bradenton. Stop by our website at http://www.eumcbradenton.org/ for more information about me and the church.

A Different Perspective

Perception is reality. In college, this mantra laid the foundation for the coursework in  my Communication Studies degree. We each perceive experiences differently. Two people may sit next to each other in class yet one may say class was awful while … Continue reading

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A New Adventure

I know you’ve noticed that I haven’t posted in quite some time. My time at The Well has ended and First United Methodist Church of Brandon, my sponsoring church, invited the folks involved invited to join them. I miss the people of … Continue reading

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What's Advent?

December 1st marked the beginning of the Advent season. Celebrated the four Sundays prior to Christmas, that first Sunday is the beginning of the Christian Year. Similar to Lent, it is a time of preparation for the coming of the … Continue reading

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An Incredible Tree

An incredible tree grows at the edge of the lake near the chapel at the Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park. At first glance, it’s simply another tree like the hundreds of others on the property. On further inspection, a … Continue reading

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Give Thanks

As Thanksgiving approaches, why not begin thinking now about all that for which you are thankful to God? Even in awful circumstances, there remains that for which we give  thanks to God for he sustains us in ways we often … Continue reading

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A Halloween Commentary

Growing up, Halloween stood at the beginning of the two months of activities associated with the last two months of the year from Halloween through New Year’s Day. My family didn’t have a lot of money, but my Mom and Dad … Continue reading

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Most People Don't Bother

 “Thank you. Most people don’t bother.” the attendant at the car wash said. “Pardon me?” I said. “Most people don’t bother to ask how I am after I ask them how they are. Makes me feel invisible.” she said. I … Continue reading

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Another Lizard Lesson

Have you ever noticed how God ‘speaks’ to you in some of the oddest ways, in my case recently, with lizards? It happened again the very day I sent the last post. That afternoon I was walking our dog, Charlie, … Continue reading

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Hanging on by a Toe

Hanging on by a toe. On Wednesday, I didn’t see the lizard on my windshield until I was going 20 mph, at which point all of him was dangling in the air except one toe. I understand the feeling well. The end of June a bulging disc … Continue reading

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Where's the line?

Wednesday morning while listening to the radio, I heard about the blog post below about singer Carlos Whittaker and his decision to take his 9 year old daughter with him when he went to help the victims of the tornado … Continue reading

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