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Resetting the Narrative

For decades, I have heard—and seen embodied in memes on the internet—a quote attributed to Mark Twain: “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” The fact is, however, that Mark Twain—aka Samuel Clemens—never said or wrote those words. Though they may hold some measure of truth about his actually statement, the versions that most …

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Aldersgate Day

Today, May 24th, is Aldersgate Day. “Aldersgate Day is celebrated on May 24 (or the Sunday closest) to commemorate the day in 1738 when John Wesley experienced assurance of his salvation. Wesley reluctantly attended a group meeting that evening on Aldersgate Street in London.  As he heard a reading from Luther’s Preface to the Epistle …

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Holy Week Reflection

The holy week provides me a time and space to reflect on my faith journey. It has been a long journey of twenty-eight years in my island Kingdom, Tonga, and thirty-eight years in the Democracy United States of America. I had lived in two worlds, one classed as an under-developed, agrarian society. The other is …

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Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday which marks the start of the Lenten Season on the Christian Calendar. Many people choose to engage in the spiritual discipline of giving something up during the season of lent in hopes of growing deeper in their connection with God. Some people give up television, social media, coffee or chocolate. Some …

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The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence The following was originally shared by Pastor John Fleming as a post of Facebook. Solitude. Silence. I thought I knew what those words meant. Today I discovered I was wrong. Way wrong. In the past five weeks, I’ve driven through Moab, Utah, four times. It sorta killed my soul, though, because …

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