The Gifts of Christmas – Trust

Believing the unbelievable A good story will draw you in, hold you inside it, and keep you hooked until the end. The story doesn’t even have to be believable; it just has to make sense within the story. But some stories you hear, and you shake your head at them. You think, Yeah, right. Sure.Continue reading “The Gifts of Christmas – Trust”

What is a Methodist I

I. What We Share with Others Share and Share Alike As human beings, we know something of who we are by where we came from. Many of us identify ourselves by both the place we were born and the family we were born into. Being a Jarrell from Marietta, Georgia is very different than beingContinue reading “What is a Methodist I”

Musings: How Much Truth Do We Really Want?

My grandfather was what you might have termed, a rounder. He had a very colorful life with many interesting adventures before he came to the faith somewhat later in life. My grandfather’s conversion made life interesting for my mother and her brothers and sisters, since the older ones knew him first as the rounder andContinue reading “Musings: How Much Truth Do We Really Want?”

Living II – Believe in Me

Language is a funny thing. We use words constantly to express ourselves and assume that the words we use will be understood as we mean them. For instance, if I were to say to someone here, “That’s a nice tie you’re wearing” or “That’s a nice dress you have on”; we would most likely hearContinue reading “Living II – Believe in Me”