Category Archives: Life and Faith

Everyday God Connections

Often in my day to day work as a pastor or even in my personal life, there come moments when God speaks through the everyday-ness of life. For several weeks, I have been part of the team leading classes for … Continue reading

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Lake Reflections

The parsonage (house) provided by First Mount Dora sits on a hill at the end of a short street with a cul de sac. At the bottom of the hill is Lake Gertrude, a lovely spring fed lake. My route … Continue reading

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Just a Little Reminder

Just a little reminder to donate today to The Advance of the United Methodist Church. Matched dollar for dollar up to one million dollars, your donation can go further today than any other day of the year. Not sure what … Continue reading

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Be the Change

For years, I have heard that phrase “Be the change you want to be,” encouraging us to change and others will follow. When we apply that to our Christian faith, we have to step up to a new intentionality from … Continue reading

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Seminary and the E-Reader

Go to this link to see what United Methodists are helping make happen in Africa: http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/e-reader-project-set-to-expand-in-africa-Philippines This is so very exciting to me given my visit to Zimbabwe in 2003. Ever since, all of Africa has been close to my … Continue reading

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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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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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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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