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Author Archive: Nancy Schmitt

Manger Moment

Manger Moment

“What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” –John 1:4-5  With the meaning of Christmas still fresh in our minds, we in The United Methodist Church continue to struggle when it comes […]

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  January 13, 2020   No comments
Wonder

Wonder

“…and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was.” -Matthew 2:9b Today, January 6th, is always the Day of Epiphany on the church calendar. Epiphany is the celebration of the arrival of the ‘wise men’ or Magi, who traveled […]

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  January 6, 2020   No comments
On the Sixth Day of Christmas …

On the Sixth Day of Christmas …

“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; behold I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people…” –Luke 2:10 Today, December 30th, is the sixth day of Christmas. Even though the retail market and radio stations pushed Christmas for months, in our Christian faith we were in our […]

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  December 30, 2019   No comments
Do Not Be Afraid

Do Not Be Afraid

“The angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God…For nothing will be impossible with God.’ Then Mary said, ‘Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.’ Then the angel departed from her.” –Luke 1:30, 37-38 On this last […]

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  December 23, 2019   No comments
Advent Signs

Advent Signs

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel.” –Isaiah 7:14 The weekly themes during Advent are Hope, Peace, Love and Joy. We know that in a world that is often filled with difficulty and despair, we need […]

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  December 16, 2019   No comments
Advent Waiting

Advent Waiting

“The wolf will live with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the young goat; the calf and the young lion will feed together, and a little child will lead them.” –Isaiah 11:6 This verse from Isaiah speaks to a future with hope and peace as the cornerstones of life.  The writer gives […]

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  December 9, 2019   No comments
Advent Hope

Advent Hope

“A voice cries out: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.  Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain.’” –Isaiah 40:3-4 The season of Advent […]

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  December 2, 2019   No comments
Thankfulness Leads to Hope

Thankfulness Leads to Hope

“O give thanks to the Lord, for God is good; God’s steadfast love endures forever!” –Psalm 118:1 Thankfulness is not some sort of magic formula; rather it is the language of love and hope, which keeps us in communication and connection with God. A spirit of thankfulness can open us to an attitude of hope […]

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  November 25, 2019   No comments
Love of God…Love of Neighbor

Love of God…Love of Neighbor

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” –Luke 10:27 Besides the words and teachings of Jesus, the person who probably had more to say in words and actions about loving God […]

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  November 18, 2019   No comments
Accent on H.O.P.E.

Accent on H.O.P.E.

…and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” –Romans 5:5 Over the last four years, our Sun Prairie United Methodist Church has been living out of a ministry plan of H.O.P.E.  Each year, we have focused our ministry […]

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  November 11, 2019   No comments