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Claiming the Mission: Or, What I Learned at the Dentist's Office

by Fletcher Lowe

As I sat in the dentist’s chair somewhat anxious (isn’t that what most of us feel!) awaiting the dentist, I began a conversation with the hygienist.  384 more words

Integration With The Church

I'm not a puppet

Read with suspicion, I am struggling this week.

The first reading is all about Jonah doing what God wants. It misses all the interesting things about what happens when Jonah misbehaves, and if we only had this part of the story we would see his relationship with God as very respectable and conflict free. 1,055 more words


Chief Mincey.

Benjamin Mincey, after Edmund Poole, was the second “chief” of Wilson’s African-American volunteer fire department, the Red Hot Hose Company. This magnificent photograph depicts Mincey in full fireman dress regalia. 281 more words

City Of Wilson

a sermon on the voice of God calling us to...

The Holy Gospel according to John 1:43-51…

The story began before he was born.  His mother, Hannah, the favorite of her husband, was unable to give birth to a child.   1,757 more words



At the beginning of January I started the goal setting conversation with the phrase “When we count our time, we make our time count.” It’s important to measure how far we’ve come and pause to consider the progress we’ve made toward realizing our goals. 371 more words

Personal Development

silence keepers

Sitting here, on the couch, listening to the clock tick, makes me wonder if I am afraid of silence; of being idle; of stillness.  I always encourage others to cultivate that empty space – that quiet well – for themselves, but do I do it for myself? 396 more words


Overcoming our anti-Nazareth Bias - A sermon of Jan. 14, 2018 (Epiphany +2) -The Rev. Ken Schmidt

How do you hear God’s call?  What is God calling you to do, calling you to become?  Today, we have the calling of Philip and Nathanael to be followers and apostles of Jesus.  1,438 more words