It is Monday afternoon, and I am struggling once again with a topic to blog about. During the rest of the week, I find many things I would like to say, and then have a brain freeze when it comes time to write. So, I am asking for some of you who read this blog to respond Continue reading Finding a Family
The school year routine is coming to an end. The older I get the more I enjoy routines. There has already been a change in the activities I am involved in around the church. With the completion of a great year of confirmation, I move now to the regular irregularity of Continue reading A Change in Routine
To continue my credo, my statement of faith, I will conclude with further thoughts on Jesus, and then the Holy Spirit, and how the Church, the universal body of Christ, connects us all. Continue reading Credo: Part 3
Part two of my Credo is what I believe about Jesus. As a firm believer in the truth presented in the New Testament of Jesus Christ, I believe that Jesus was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit. In Luke we hear how the angel appeared to Mary while she was Continue reading Credo: Part 2
I believe. It is a statement of faith. As the Sheldon United Methodist Church confirmation class nears its completion, we are in the midst of writing our Credo. A Credo is a statement of creed defining what we believe. Each year I ask the confirmation students to study and Continue reading Credo: Part 1
In some of my reading recently I ran across the statement that many in the New Age movement like to have the love of Christianity, the joy of Christianity, even the hope and magic of Christianity, but they want nothing to do with the cross. We would not be Continue reading No Resurrection Without the Cross
I had the opportunity once again to spend a weekend with a group of teenagers in Des Moines. No, it was not for a sporting event, or even a Christian concert. We were there to learn about worship. Continue reading Worship Weekend! WOW!
We are approaching Holy Week. In preparation for next week, I would challenge you to read the last few chapters in each of the 4 Gospels. Several years ago I was in a study written by Focus on the Family entitled “The Truth Project.” It opens with the scene from Continue reading What Is Truth?
January has come and gone, and there has been a huge movement to “get fit” again. I am not sure why we worry most about this in the winter, when we are supposed to be hibernating like bears, but it happens each year. And I do want to live healthy. I want to live healthy year round, but a few things clutter my way. Continue reading Live Healthy Sheldon
Recently I witnessed one of the most remarkable events in life, the birth of my granddaughter. It was remarkable in many ways. New birth always amazes me. How could anyone deny the existence of a God who designed the universe when something as Continue reading The Love of a Mother