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Author Archive: Nancy Schmitt

Power of Pictures

Power of Pictures

“I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up, and did not let my foes rejoice over me. O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.” –Psalm 30:1-2 Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week. I have a book of beautiful nature pictures taken by […]

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  October 14, 2019   No comments
What’s in your Cup?

What’s in your Cup?

“…The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control…” –Galatians 5:22-23 I read a story last week that made me ponder what I carry inside me and if what I carry is the fruit of God’s Spirit that hopefully spills out for all to see. The story went […]

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  October 7, 2019   No comments
Building Relationships

Building Relationships

“I beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” –Ephesians 4:2-3 Last week, I attended the Leadership Institute at […]

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  September 30, 2019   No comments
Time

Time

“Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time.” –Ephesians 5:15-16a John Wesley, our founder of Methodism, spoke and wrote often about the wisdom of using the gift of time well. It seems that he had the ability to do the work at hand and […]

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  September 23, 2019   No comments
Full Service

Full Service

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” –1 Peter 4:10 When was the last time you pulled up to the pumps at a gas station and a service station attendant came out to pump the gas, wash the windows […]

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  September 16, 2019   No comments
Trust

Trust

“Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the years of drought it is not anxious, and it does not […]

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  September 9, 2019   No comments
Labor of Love

Labor of Love

“Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? But strive for the greater gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way.” –1 Corinthians 12:29-31 Today is a day called Labor Day, which brings […]

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  September 2, 2019   No comments
Pentecost Moment

Pentecost Moment

“All of them were filled with the Holy spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.” –Acts 2:4 The story of Pentecost as recorded in the second chapter of the Book of Acts, talks about the coming of the Holy Spirit like the rush of a strong wind that […]

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  August 28, 2019   No comments
Teach Us To Pray

Teach Us To Pray

“Jesus was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray’…” –Luke 11:1 The disciples of Jesus asked him to teach them to pray. Their question came not after Jesus had given a lecture or sermon on prayer, but after the disciples […]

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  August 19, 2019   No comments
Refashion

Refashion

“So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as seemed good to him.” –Jeremiah 18:3-4 Recently, I came across some jewelry I had not worn in a […]

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  August 12, 2019   No comments