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Who are “your people”? There might be various groups that you might classify as “your people”. Possibly your family. Maybe your “team” at work. Maybe people from your hometown in another country are “your people.” Sometimes we choose who “our people” are and sometimes they are chosen for us. The scripture this week comes from […]

“Is anything too hard for the Lord?”

“Hard is not bad.” This phrase was ingrained in my mind while serving as the pastor at Branches UMC. Kim Torres, the director of programming, would often say this to our youth and young adults when they were encountering “hard” situations. Even though many reading this email are no longer youth or young adults, many […]

Overcoming Differences…

This Sunday, we as a Church celebrate Epiphany. In the English language, the word “epiphany” literally means “an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.” In the Christian life, we attribute Epiphany Sunday to the illuminating revelation of Christ to the magi (the wise men). In Matthew 2:1-12, we read the story of these men from far […]