Holy Thursday Reflection

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church April 18, 2019 John 13: 1-17, 31b-35 Luke 22: 14-22 I was struck this week by the fact that every time I read the accounts of Jesus’ final hours with his disciples, I am more and more amazed by what transpired that night. To be honest, what I’m really most [...]

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Believable?

Believable? UMW Day Apart, Cleveland District April 9, 2016 John 21: 15-17 (CEB) When they finished eating, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” Simon replied, “Yes, Lord, you know I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16Jesus asked a second time, “Simon son [...]

Our God is So Big!

A few weeks ago, I was hanging with some fellow clergy and a few lay people involved in various United Methodist Churches around the Chattanooga District. There was a wide range of ages represented, as well as a diversity of backgrounds. As we talked, one of the people present, who calls herself “unchurched,” asked the [...]

A Prayer for Easter Morning

Dear Heavenly Father, We gather this morning just as the disciples gathered so long ago. We have come through days of darkness and despair, waiting and wondering. And like the disciples, as we come together this morning, we wonder not only what this day holds, but every day in the future. The disciples wondered these [...]