Assume Positive Intent

Good morning all.  Where did the weekend go?  We really need to cherish every moment because time keeps moving along. We need to make the most of every minute, create positive memories, make a positive impact on others, and spend time with friends and family.  One obstacle to this task is encountering people that seem…

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Accept and Don’t Cast Stones

I’m not sure why, but everyone seems to be able to judge others.  Some of us do this in a mild way, keeping our opinions to ourselves, and others of us tell everyone how we feel about someone else.  Most of the time it is in a negative way. How did we come to this…

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Ask For Help

Good evening everyone. Another weekend behind us. These always seem to pass so quickly! In looking back, were you able to serve someone? Were you able to make a difference for someone? When I get up each morning, I try to set my mind that I am here to serve, and I want to make…

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Tell Your Story

Good afternoon everyone!  I cannot believe how fast the summertime is going!  I enjoy all of the seasons here in Pittsburgh, but I seem to want the summer to last a little longer.  Probably the reason the summer is going by for me so quickly is because I was so busy in June.  During that…

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Rejoice Always

Good afternoon all.  How many of you had a party over the holiday weekend?  I did not have a formal party, but I got to spend part of the weekend with friends.  We laughed and talked and relaxed.  I hope each one of you had an opportunity to celebrate with friends and family.  The US…

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You’re Sent Now Go.

You’re Sent Now Go Good afternoon.  I just returned from a weeklong mission trip to Beverly Kentucky.  I helped lead a group of 28 youth and adults to a mission in rural Appalachia.  We served a family by rebuilding parts of their home.  We replaced 2 external stairways, a completely new roof and replaced 2…

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Jump IN

Jump In: Good evening all.  I just got home from my church’s kickoff for our summer VBS.  We kicked it off with a fun food truck rally.  We had several hundred people attend.  The weather threatened, but we ended up with a beautiful afternoon and evening.  It was great to see so many people again…

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Make Others at Home Here.

Good afternoon to everyone. I am still catching up from attending and participating in the Western PA United Methodist Annual Conference. It was a whirlwind 4 days for me. Not only was I a voting equalization delegate, I had the opportunity to serve on the worship and tech teams. I was privileged to help decorate…

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Speak the Truth in Love

Good afternoon all.  This past week I took a very long weekend away camping with family and friends.  I was able to relax and reflect. I did some reading, and a lot of talking with those around me.  I came back completely refreshed.  Being outside in nature restores me in every way.  Now I am…

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Rest and Reflect

Good afternoon all.  Another whirlwind weekend has come and gone.  I am sorry I did not get this out yesterday as I was recovering from apparent food poisoning on Saturday.  Now I must figure out when to mow my tall grass lawn before I leave for camping in a few days. I am sitting here…

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