Find Your Voice

Written by Janet Schilling In the article below Janet Schilling honestly and bravely writes about her experience as a parent of a child struggling with addiction. Included in her story are entries from a journal…

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Becoming Whole Again

BY LINDSAY VEILLON In January of this year, I was lost. I felt very confused about where my life was headed – felt empty and purposeless. The church that I grew up in flooded back…

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Reaching Out Across The Aisle

BY JENNIFER CARWILE As I drove from Sunday School at FUMC to eleven o’clock service at St. Mary’s Baptist Church, I nibbled on a packet of Belvita crackers–I had heard that Baptist services go for…

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Flood Water, Desert Father

BY STUART GILLY For many, the lyrics of this timeless song say it all… “summertime and the livin’ is easy”. That is the case at the Gilly house anyway! With kids out of school, all…

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Putting Flesh On Jesus: My Trip to the Holy Land

BY LISA CREED My trip to the Holy Land broadened my understanding culturally, politically, and most of all spiritually.  The first three nights of the trip we slept in Bethlehem, and took day trips throughout Palestine…

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From the Inside Out: My Journey with a Spiritual Director

BY MELISSA SAVARIO It is hard to find words to describe the wonderful experiences I’ve had and continue to have because of the guidance I have received through the Ministry of Spiritual Formation at FUMC….

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