Friday, October 11, 2013

God’s Abundant Love – v3

unbound by our strictures
our rigid law, judgment
by our pedestrian ways
free to follow, to go
unleashed from scarcity
the timidity of our days
God’s abundant love
washing over us
bringing us together
healing our brokenness
lifting us from the dust

Edited October 11, 2013
“God’s Abundant Love – v3”
Edited September 25, 2013
“God’s Abundant Love – v2”
June 25, 2011
“God’s Abundant Love”
Still Small Voices
by Deaconess Rachel Harvey
Edited September 15, 2013
“ALL ARE WELCOME here – v6”
Edited September 8, 2013
(editing original again)
Edited September 8, 2013
Edited August 30, 2013
June 25, 2011
sign in front of our Church
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
June 25, 2011
Edited September 7, 2013
“Making the secular Holy – v2”
new poem September 7, 2013
“Making the secular Holy”
This poem is about my wife and me when we got married
in a civil service on December 17, 2004 in Concord, NH in White Park
and then before our church family at
Wesley United Methodist Church in Concord, NH
on April 23, 2005.
We celebrate 2 anniversaries because they both mean a great
deal to us, in very different ways.
I grieve for those who are able to marry civilly in so many
states now, such as NH, but are unable to marry in their
United Methodists churches and for the clergy who are put on trial
for choosing to go against the Discipline to marry them.
trials of Rev. Frank Schaefer
and Rev. Thomas Ogletree
and  Rev. Steve Heiss
Edited September 7, 2013
For Offering Love – v2
June 22, 2011
For Offering Love
Matthew 10:40-42
2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16
Psalm 13
Worship Theme: “All Are Welcome”
and sermon: “Ambassadors for God”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
Suncook United Methodist Church
June 26, 2011
Second Sunday in Pentecost
note of Cynthia Good
on Keith Olbermann Special Comment
Passage of gay marriage bill in New York last night
posting on my Facebook page
“my 'heart' sinks with your continued association with the United Methodist church. God's Word clearly says that the Lord’s command is no females are allowed to be leaders. 1 Cor. 14:33-38; 1 Tim 2:12-3:12. Violating God's Word is not a recommended path to follow.”
verdict and judgment in Love on Trial,
the case against the Reverend Amy DeLong,
John 8:1-11
June 23, 2011
Able to Breath – unedited
John 8:1-11
Samuel Thompson’s
Inclusion Essay
shared at the New England United Methodist Church
Annual Conference
in response to call by Reconciling Ministries Network
for essays describing, “My vision for an inclusive church”,
June 10, 2011
in part inspired by conversations with
the Reverend John Makokha
Riruta UMC
Children of Africa Hope Mission Project in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.
Matthew 25:31-46
The Sheep and the Goats
Matthew 28:18-20
Great Commission

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