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Almost Normal

Just got the email that says choir practice will resume next week — July 4th at 7 pm. The Back to School Bash is this Saturday. School starts in two weeks. The world is returning to normal — well, almost. Eight counties in West Virginia just came out of...

Quarantine Week 4

Who would have thought that the whole world would be in lockdown? But here we are entering week 4 of the “Stay-at-home” order by the government. I always thought I would like to work from home, but not like this. Palm Sunday was yesterday. The start of...

Who is Jesus?

So the question was posed, “Who is Jesus?” It was the topic of this week’s sermon. Pastor Teresa listed all the things Jesus supported and did; spouted Republican views versus Democratic views of Jesus. The ol’ boy did a lot in only 3 years of...

How Deep is Your Faith?

Last Sunday, Pastor Teresa filled my mind with images of spring/summer with mention of kayaks and pools, especially swimming in the deep end of the pool. I remember jumping off the diving board into the deep end and enjoying the splash of cool water flowing over me....

Ever mark “none of the above” in a survey?

I was reading an interesting article from PewForum.org talking about the rise in the number of people in America who do not associate with any organized religion. When asked, they mark “none of the above.” Now the article was from 2012 so the data is not...

Advent has come again

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….Advent is back upon us. A time of hope, peace, love and joy. A time for family and friends; for baking and fun; for lights and gifts. A time to reflect on the year that is closing and rejoice in the year that will...

Did Jesus ever get sick?

We read about all this stuff that Jesus did; turning water to wine, raising the dead, healing the sick, and teaching us to pray. But did Jesus ever get sick? I just spent a week with a hacking cough, intermittent fever, and aches. I stayed away from people as much as...

The Son has Returned

It was a beautiful day. Bright sunshine, blue skies, slight breeze and music enjoyed by all. This was the setting for the sermon at DUMC last Sunday, October 22nd. We had the service outside as part of the Fall Festival. There were games, a bouncy house, a fun slide,...

Are you lost?

This week’s sermon discussed the paraboles of the one sheep of 100 that got lost and the one coin of ten that the lady lost. The almost comically mental image of the lady lighting a lamp in midday and doing Spring Cleaning even though it was not spring to find...

The Busy Season

Tis the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…. I love Fall – October and leaving turning colors and temperatures dropping.  November with lots of holidays and time off from school.  Then comes December and Advent and Christmas and carols and singing and...