Archive for the ‘Occasional Thoughts’ Category

CantonRep.com – Religious expression takes a turn during, after 9/11

September 12, 2011admin No Comments »

Click to read the rest of the article by Charita Goshay in the Canton Repository. CantonRep.com – Religious expression takes a turn during, after 9/11. The Rev. Nancy Conley, pastor of Peace United Methodist Church in Louisville, likens the sudden turning to faith in time of crisis to taking an aspirin. “Because I have a […]

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Tribute to Sir Charles

November 18, 2010Pastor Nancy 5 Comments »

Sir Charles October 2, 1999-November 9, 2010 I didn’t think I was old and I certainly wasn’t alone. And yet – there he was – cute, little, spotted. One who would become known as Sir Charles was attempting to get out of the cardboard box. You see, I had told my kids that when I […]

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Blessings of Teenagers

October 31, 2009Pastor Nancy No Comments »

Disclaimer:  Keep in mind that our kids are past the teenage years, so we don’t daily live with the joys and sorrows of teenagers.  Therefore I can thoroughly enjoy from the outside! WOW –  Thursday night/Friday morning – teenagers – WOW Thursday night was an event called “Expressions” at Indian River Juvenile Correctional Facility.  The youth […]

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How R U Called

October 26, 2009Pastor Nancy 4 Comments »

The Question is Not “Are you Called?” but rather “How Are You Called?”      Remember the hymn entitled, “Jesus Calls Us”.   “Jesus calls us o’er the tumult of our life’s wild, restless sea; day by day his sweet voice soundeth, saying, “Christian, follow me!”  (I just heard you singing it! Good job. Perhaps […]

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Good Friday

April 10, 2009Pastor Nancy No Comments »

Good Friday I have said many times that as Protestants, I believe we ignore the suffering of Christ and I believe the Roman Catholics over-emphasize it.  Somewhere I believe there is a balance.  The resurrection carries more significance if we stop and remember that Jesus really did die (and that it was a horrible death). […]

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Go to the front door and listen

February 7, 2009Pastor Nancy No Comments »

WOW! This morning my husband left early for a meeting out of town.  He had just left the house when the phone rang.  It was Mike telling me to go to the front door and listen.  He had seen and heard a robin in our yard this morning.  He was thrilled! Just when I wondered […]

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Spiritual Checkup

December 30, 2008Pastor Nancy No Comments »

Good afternoon friends, I was cleaning out a desk drawer (in anticipation of moving to the new office some day soon) and found a page from a devotional book entitled “Spiritual Checkup”.  The end of the year seemed like a good time to pass it on to you.  Just like we need physical check-ups, we […]

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Off your game?

October 7, 2008Pastor Nancy 1 Comment »

It was one of those “ah-ha” moments.  I was thinking and trying to find a solution.  God was listening in on my thoughts and gave me the missing piece to the puzzle.  The puzzle was one of trying to figure out why I felt like I had been a little “off my game” in recent […]

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Those kids

January 28, 2008Pastor Nancy No Comments »

Friends, Youth are on my mind.  The youth of Church of the Lakes led worship on the first Sunday of January.  I was amazed at the depth of spirituality and the vulnerability that they were willing to share.  Then over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, I was part of the team for a Chrysalis flight […]

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Do Not Fear

December 31, 2007Pastor Nancy No Comments »

Recently Pastor Bryan shared some devotional thoughts on what scripture says about “Do Not Fear”.  We hear it often in the Christmas story, but I’ve been told the idea of “do not fear”, “fear not”, “be not afraid”, etc. appears in scripture 365 times. As we’re about to begin a New Year, that’s a comforting […]

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