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The ultimate guidebook for life’s journeys

June 11, 2016 If I am fortunate to be able to travel to a new place, I look for a guidebook so that I will have some idea of how to behave respectfully in different surroundings and also so that I have some idea... more »»

What role is God calling you to play today?

June 4, 2016 The narrow vertical plaque on my bedroom wall near the doorway reads, “Great things happen in very small moments. more »»

It is difficult to be peacemakers in our violent world

May 28, 2016 At the end of April I gave a final test question to students in my class on biblical studies at Siena College: “What is the most difficult Beatitude (Matthew 5:1-12) to keep today? Why?” Several o... more »»

Why don’t we teach more life skills at home?

May 21, 2016 There is a movement these days away from cursive writing. There are predictions that in a very short time cursive writing will no longer be taught in schools. I know someone who was upset by this. more »»

It is crucial to use your reason as best as you can

May 14, 2016 Have you been in a discussion over an issue and were told that you held your position because of emotion, whereas your opponent claimed reason? I was in such a discussion with an evangelical... more »»

Remember that someone is praying for you

May 7, 2016 One of my favorite songs is called, “Someone is Praying for You.” The chorus goes like this, “Someone is praying for yo. more »»

When we take a day of rest, we help ourselves, others

April 30, 2016 When is the last time you took a full day to rest? By rest, I don’t mean from your daily tasks, work or profession, but from any labor including work on the lawn, garden or ca. more »»

We can move forward through our narrow places

April 23, 2016 As you read this, Jews the world over are celebrating one of the four major festivals, Pesach (Passover). more »»

Small groups help us fully connect with God

April 16, 2016 Small groups need to be the heart of our ministry here at Foothills United Methodist Church because they are the very means through which we are able to fulfill our vision: “Foothills is a community... more »»

Where have all the Christ Bearers gone?

April 9, 2016 What do the Red Cross, the YMCA, and the YWCA have in common? They were all organizations founded by Christians, in response to the needs of humanity, which are no longer Christian organizations. more »»

Faith that is grounded, growing should honor doubt

April 2, 2016 I think it is interesting that the lectionary text for the first Sunday after Easter each year is the story of Thomas. more »»

Be set free by the miracle of that first Easter

March 26, 2016 Here is an example of a secret: Late in World War ll a large number of American and British soldiers were languishing in a war camp deep inside Germany. Some had been there for many months. more »»

Christian views of the different candidates vary widely

March 19, 2016 This time of year is very busy for Christians as we prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus at Easter. more »»

Try to set aside the fundamentalist mind-set

March 12, 2016 Fundamentalism. Most people think of the word as a religious term. And many people react negatively to it, as when they read about Christian or Islamic fundamentalism. more »»

God is always waiting for us to come home

March 5, 2016 Have you ever felt lost? I know I do sometimes, and I am not talking about the kind of lost that requires directions from a gas station because I have a map upside down or entered the wrong... more »»

Pursue the ways of peace no matter the challenges

February 27, 2016 Lent is a time when Christians are invited to reflect on the ministries and mission to which we are called. more »»

A life of mercy begins with this Lenten journey

February 20, 2016 On Ash Wednesday, Feb. more »»

Polish museum exhibits artist’s synagogue-inspired works

February 20, 2016 WARSAW, Poland (AP) —An exhibition is opening in Warsaw of abstract works by prominent American painter Frank Stella that were inspired by painted wooden synagogues that once existed across Poland... more »»

Affordable housing eyed for Gloversville

February 20, 2016 GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Housing and Neighborhood Improvement Corporation has been meeting with potential partners for a project that could see upwards of 40 new housing units moved into the... more »»

How do I love thee? By counting the ways of God’s love

February 13, 2016 British poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning penned the beautiful words, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” They are much quoted as Valentine’s Day races upon us. more »»



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