Holy Humor

It may not surprise you to learn that my first vocational dream as a child was to be a comedian. I loved making people laugh. My first trip to the principal’s office in the first grade (somehow, I made it through Kindergarten unscathed) was for...

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1000 Words: Too disturbing

Earlier this week, I submitted some posters to the digital communications office at University of Tulsa to display on the scrolling message boards that promote events all over campus. Just today, I noticed that they were displaying the one for...

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The Big Disappointment

I’ve always loved Palm Sunday—what’s that old song, “IIIIIIII, love a parade!” Here’s a celebration that we remember by getting actual palm branches and waving them around—it really puts us in the story. We’ve started the Easter Celebrations!...

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An Exemplary Leader

“Brothers and sisters, join in imitating me, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us.” Philippians 3:17 I share this particular scripture because I believe Bishop Hayes is one of those who could echo Paul’s words to the...

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The General Superintendent

In preparation for our visit from Bishop Hayes on March 17 to celebrate 90 years of Word and Sacrament here at University UMC, I’ll be devoting this article for the next couple weeks to the whole idea of the Episcopacy, (the word “Episcopacy”...

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A Season of Growth

Many people find that paying special attention to some kind of Spiritual exercise during Lent helps prepare them to receive Easter in a particularly powerful way. Here are some ideas to try: Fasting: (from food, alcohol, internet sites, one meal...

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The Little Stone

This week I’d like to dedicate this space to something Helen Freeman brought my attention to recently.  This story about the “Little Stone” was published by the Sunshine Group in 1949 and distributed to people in the community. ...

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