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Sharing God’s Love

Sharing God’s Love

 “…for this day is holy to our Lord; and do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” –Nehemiah 8:10b Our vision at the Sun Prairie United Methodist Church is, “To be a welcoming home where we share God’s love.” I see that vision lived out in many ways in the […]

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  January 20, 2020   No comments
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
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
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
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
Hope Holds Strong

Hope Holds Strong

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” –Galatians 6:2 This past Wednesday, several hundred people in the Sun Prairie community gathered downtown at the fire station to remember and reflect on the events that happened one year ago on July 10, 2018. There were many emotions as […]

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  July 15, 2019   No comments
Penguin Power

Penguin Power

“Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.” –1 Thessalonians 5:11 “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.” –John 13:34-35 I had the blessing of attending the opening night performance of The Wizard […]

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  June 24, 2019   No comments
Lost & Found

Lost & Found

“And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’  In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” –Luke 15:9-10 One day this past week, I was […]

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  June 3, 2019   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