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Author Archive: Nancy Schmitt

We are the Body of Christ

We are the Body of Christ

“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. Indeed, the […]

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  February 18, 2019   No comments
Hope in our Life Together

Hope in our Life Together

“But this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, God’s mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” –Lamentations 3:21-23 We are less than two weeks away from the Special General Conference of The United Methodist Church that […]

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  February 11, 2019   No comments
Frozen Thankfulness

Frozen Thankfulness

“God is my strength and my shield; in God my heart trusts; so I am helped, and my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to God.” –Psalm 28:7 If you are reading this, then you endured what was called a polar vortex of record-setting sub-zero temperatures and wind chills that at times […]

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  February 4, 2019   No comments
Help is on the Way

Help is on the Way

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear.” –Psalm 46:1-2a I rarely use the self checkout lines at the grocery store. I usually go through the check out that has a living, breathing clerk scanning the price codes on my groceries and weighing my produce. I always […]

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  January 28, 2019   No comments
We Are The Ones

We Are The Ones

…and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” –Micah 6:8 In the conclusion of the book God’s Politics, by Jim Wallis, he speaks about a young African American woman named Lisa Sullivan, who died suddenly of a rare heart condition […]

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  January 21, 2019   No comments
Remnants of Christmas

Remnants of Christmas

“The surviving remnant of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward; for from Jerusalem a remnant shall go out, and from Mount Zion a band of survivors. The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will do this.” –Isaiah 37:31-32 I enjoy the season of having Christmas decorations up at […]

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  January 14, 2019   No comments
Letting God’s Light Shine

Letting God’s Light Shine

“When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and honored him. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.” –Matthew 2:10-11 Yesterday, January 6th, was the Day of Epiphany, which is the […]

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  January 7, 2019   No comments
Every Day a Gift

Every Day a Gift

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every matter under heaven.” –Ecclesiastes 3:1 On this New Year’s Eve, we are on the threshold of a fresh set of days. Tomorrow, we begin another 365 days of a new year. Each of those 365 days is a gift from God and each day […]

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  December 31, 2018   No comments
Live in Joy … Act in Hope

Live in Joy … Act in Hope

“The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing.” –Isaiah 35:1-2a For the last many years at Christmas, I have pulled out a book of poems I have on my bookshelf. One of the poems is […]

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  December 24, 2018   No comments
The Days are Surely Coming

The Days are Surely Coming

“The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.” –Jeremiah […]

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  December 17, 2018   No comments