Noticing God

Last week my family and I traveled with some good friends to Niagara Falls for vacation. For the past four summers we have traveled with our friends in their RV to different places around the country. I usually take two weeks of vacation in the summertime and my wife Nikki always

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“You have more than that!”

Each week at our 9:45 children’s Sunday school, we take up an offering.  Right now, we are raising money for United Methodist Family Services, an agency that helps children and teenagers in need through foster care, adoption, and on-site education facilities. Every Sunday, one of our children serves as “usher”

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Stop!

I was forced this week to stop! I was forced to literally stop and just sit and be quiet.  I did not want to stop. I had places to go, things I needed to accomplish.  It was not fun to stop, especially because of the blue lights that were flashing

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Dc mission trip part 2

This past week was probably one of the most eye-opening mission trips I have ever been on. Usually I just treat everything like a routine and go through the motions, not really paying attention to who I’m serving or why. But for some reason, this one was different. I actually

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DC mission trip

Hello readers! My name is Ava Sparico, I am going into my junior year of high school and I am currently sitting in the common area of the Washington Seminar Center. A group of youth and adults of our church are doing mission work in our nation’s capital for six

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Let the Summer Last

Even though I spent last week at the beach, it’s hard to believe it’s summer already.  I like Caroline County’s new school schedule that ends the school year before Memorial Day, but I’m not used to it yet.  I was very much ready for vacation last week and it was

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Summer

Last week we took some of our high school seniors out for dinner to celebrate their graduation and to thank them for their contributions to our church (Kameron Rigg, one of our seniors, asked if I would mention him in the blog so here you go Kameron I just wrote

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Sabbath and training

I spent last week with the Presbyterians.  I went to the Arts, Recreation and Worship Conference at Montreat near Asheville, NC.  It is my favorite week every year.  I learn new games that I can use with our children and youth.  I pick up great activities to do at women’s

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