Saturday, October 24
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Tag: resurrection

I Still Believe

Easter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkIJfLfzZ0w Every time I start to believe that my faith is changing or even disappearing, Easter rolls around again. I know that one of the most unlikely stories in the Bible is buried deep in my heart. I believe it's true. Christ is risen, y'all!
Looking for a Place to Belong

Looking for a Place to Belong

Church
I was looking for a picture to go with today's post, and butterflies kept popping up. This one was in a collection called "believe." I stopped looking. I figured the butterfly had something to say to me. So I went and looked to see what butterflies typically symbolize. I found a site called Gardens with Wings. This is what I found. Many cultures associate the butterfly with our souls. The Christian religion sees the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection. Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope, and life. I planned to tell you all today about something that I've been thinking. I've been looking for a church here in my area to try to find a place to belong. I don't know exactly what I'm looking for. I'm only hoping to recognize it when I find...
Finding God at Mt. St. Helen: A Sermon

Finding God at Mt. St. Helen: A Sermon

Spirituality
Preached today, 4/21/2013, at Rainier Beach UMC by Terri Stewart Scripture: Genesis 1:1 - 2:3 Today I'm going to speak about creation. Tomorrow is International Earth Day and we wanted to take a moment and remember God's creation, our role in creation, and a quick PSA to remember to recycle when you are here at the church! I remember several years ago when I was in college at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, I went to my very first Earth Day event on campus. There was sun, crowds of young adults, and bands. All I could think of was the immense amount of litter that was being created. That seemed a bit ludicrous! Earth Day began in 1970 and was primarily a response to a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. It was created by US Senator Nelson as a national "teach...