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Working Through Grief and Fear to Go Forward in Faith: Review of The 12

On Saturday, I was among the members and friends of Sacred Stones Ministries to attend a matinee performance of The 12, a new rock musical about the followers of Jesus as they work through their grief, fear, confusion, and commitment in the two days following the death of their Teacher. While I expected a thoughtful … Continue reading Working Through Grief and Fear to Go Forward in Faith: Review of The 12

When There Is No Music, by Rev. Denise Bender

During the recent Harvest Festival at one of my churches, we had the usual chili for lunch, skeleton hands made with disposable gloves (100 for $1.00 at the Dollar Store), bobbing for chocolate donuts, TP mummy wraps, and musical chairs with the top two winners going home with a cake! The only problem was that … Continue reading When There Is No Music, by Rev. Denise Bender

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The Lessons of Chicken TV – by Rev. Nani Arning

About a month ago, we got three chickens. This is after I said we would probably never have chickens. My son repurposed a piece of furniture into the coop, built a run, and away we went! It’s amazing how peaceful and calming those chicken sounds are.  Not really knowing anything about raising chickens, I’ve learned … Continue reading The Lessons of Chicken TV – by Rev. Nani Arning

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New Life in Community as We Celebrate the Easter Season

Yesterday was the Easter Eggstravaganza at Bethany UMC, an annual Easter egg hunt that has been a tradition at many churches. The Eggstravaganza also saw the continuation of another annual tradition (or so it seems) - a snowstorm! Not surprising for spring in Denver. The children were very excited all morning and barely made it … Continue reading New Life in Community as We Celebrate the Easter Season