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West District Lay Leaders’ Blog

A candle named Gratitude

A candle named Gratitude

How many of us have looked at store shelves filled with candles with labels describing the scent? There could be Springtime, Winter Berries, Lavender, Lemon, Peace, Joy, and even Watermelon! After locating and reading through a few books and websites, I found the...

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Thanks-Giving

Thanks-Giving

It’s that time of the year.   It’s Thanksgiving. Cool-weather, trees changing color, leaves falling, football.  The day we gather with family and friends to celebrate.   Too often we think of thanksgiving only as being the fourth Thursday of...

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Quiet time for prayer…

Quiet time for prayer…

Lake Cross photo by Jeannie Ward Where have you found a calm place to read daily devotions?  Or, spend quiet time with God? Is it a ‘place’ that you can spend more than 30 seconds quietly? However, having suggested that we ‘need’ quiet spaces and times, that may...

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What is your passion?

What is your passion?

As I was preparing for the sermon I’ll deliver on Sunday, the 14th, I was struck by Luke 12:49, “I have come to bring fire to the earth, how I wish it were already kindled!” Fire can be both destructive and beneficial, it burns trees and brush, but that fire also...

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Winds of Change…What can you hear?

Winds of Change…What can you hear?

How often do many of us avoid ‘going out’ because we aren’t certain which way the wind of the day will affect us? How often do we avoid ‘listening’ for God’s voice guiding us? Sometimes His voice is just a whisper…but, when we are still and trusting, then His words can come to us as a loud command.

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Celebrate the Women of Yuma

Celebrate the Women of Yuma

We celebrated International Woman’s Day recently. What better way, as United Methodists, to focus on the work of women than to see what is happening in the Yuma area United Methodist Women, now known as United Women in Faith to be more inclusive.

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The Missing Piece

The Missing Piece

You who read the Guidepost magazine, may recognize “Mysterious Ways.” A small article that appears in each of the issues. They normally are written by someone who would like a sign from a loved one; a sign that help is on the way or just something to remind them they are loved by God. A missing puzzle piece was not something that should have been a mysterious way.

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