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31 07, 2016

Renewing a Right Spirit: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for July 31, 2016

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We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service. A PERSONAL PRAYER Loving God, My father used to ask me a single question, over and over again, when he was angry about something I had done. He would inquire “what were you thinking?” My answer was usually, “Nothing. I wasn’t thinking anything. Dad, obviously I just wasn’t thinking.” That never seemed to satisfy him. I don’t suppose it satisfies you, either, when I do something that is hurtful to others, hurtful to myself, and most importantly draws me farther away from [...]

24 07, 2016

Dennis’ Tree

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On July 14, 1984, Dennis Crosby Fowler Jr. passed away after a tragic accident at his summer job. He was only 14. Dennis’ death shook the entire community of Gethsemane UMC, now the Gethsemane Campus of St. Luke’s. Current members remember coaching his baseball team and mentoring him in the youth group. A framed picture of Dennis’ sneakers, with the phrase “Jesus is Lord” inscribed in pen on the soles, hangs in the Gethsemane education wing. It’s as if Dennis lives on at Gethsemane. His memory lives on here, like he’s still sitting in the pews on Sunday morning. [...]

24 07, 2016

Listening for God Through Chaos: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for July 24, 2016

By | 2017-03-28T14:56:46-05:00 July 24th, 2016|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

  We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service. A PERSONAL PRAYER God, Sometimes, I feel confused. There are so many things going on in the world—politics and elections, race relations, killings of police officers, concerns of police brutality, terrible conflicts and wars around the world, the threat of ISIS, natural disasters, concerns about the price of oil and the local economy, environmental concerns, debates dividing our denomination. So many voices shouting to pay attention to them. “Hey, what about me?” the voices all [...]

17 07, 2016

Hey! Where Did It Go?

By | 2017-03-28T14:56:47-05:00 July 17th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

If you noticed that the prayer tree was not in the hall as you came into church today, you would not be alone. Moved into storage for the next few months, it will reappear in the Fellowship Walk, and will continue to serve as a witness for prayers of the people. More than 10,000 leaves have been placed on the tree since it was “planted” last fall. Many are requests, and as time has passed, more answered prayers have appeared. Each leaf is prayed for by the prayer team and then placed on the tree. On moving day, a [...]

17 07, 2016

Look Around You: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for July 17, 2016

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We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service. A PERSONAL PRAYER God of all that is wonderful and good and lovely and true, God who shows up in the midst of all of our darkness and pain, I walked through the rain forest last week with a guide who showed me a million wonderful things I would have missed on my own. I would have missed the marvelous leafcutter ants, who carry their tiny leaf cuttings into an ant colony underground, a village which [...]

10 07, 2016

A Way to Say Thank You

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by Corey Sumner It’s been said before… when you need to feel better, give back. When my mom passed away in January, I was in serious need of giving. Not just because it is a wonderful way to step outside of everything you are going through, but I also felt like it was a way for me to thank the many people who loved and cared for me and my family during that time. Through the entire seven weeks my mom was in the hospital, I was consistently touched by all the healthcare staff, including doctors and nurses who [...]

10 07, 2016

Attitude Adjustment: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for July 10, 2016

By | 2017-03-28T14:56:52-05:00 July 10th, 2016|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service. A PERSONAL PRAYER God of grace, There are days I recoil when I see how some people live and act, the things they say, and how narrow minded and judgmental they are. And then, I am reminded that my own thoughts about them are judgmental and self-righteous. God, forgive me. Forgive my judgmental spirit. Help me to see the very best in each person, and to recognize that each of them is anointed by you with the Holy Spirit. Give me a gracious [...]

3 07, 2016

Forever Friends

By | 2017-03-28T14:56:54-05:00 July 3rd, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

by Noralyn Carpenter One of the sweetest parts of my postion at St. Luke’s is working with new parents to schedule their babies’ baptisms in worship. This became sweet indeed on June 12, when my own granddaughter, Vivian Gray Warner, was baptized here. Among those who stood with us for this special day were many friends from First United Methodist-Bryan, where my daughter Susie grew up. FUMC-Bryan was indeed the village that reared my child. And there was no question that they would be with us for this special day. First there were Anne and Ginn Black and [...]

3 07, 2016

Freedom is Not Free: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for July 3, 2016

By | 2017-03-28T14:56:55-05:00 July 3rd, 2016|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

  We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service. A PERSONAL PRAYER Loving God, I sometimes get frustrated with our country. I become frustrated with our political system, with our candidates and representatives, our leaders and our government. I look around and wonder what is going on, why some things are happening and other things are not happening. Too often, those feelings lead me to bow out, not sure whom to cheer for, not sure how to make an impact. Sometimes, I end up simply focusing [...]

26 06, 2016

You Were Right!

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by Karen McCarver Carlos bounded out of the classroom, a huge smile on his face to meet his new mentor, Jon Norman. The year was 2007, and Carlos was an outgoing fourth grade student at Briarmeadow who had been referred by his teacher to KIDS HOPE. Jon’s challenge was to help this child focus, improve in reading and math, and more than anything to build a trusting, nurturing relationship with Carlos. Over the next two years a deep bond developed as they studied, played games, shot hoops together and talked about their lives. Jon recalls Carlos’ fifth grade [...]