Twin Falls United Methodist Church

Passion for God~~Compassion for People


FOCUS!


Posted By on Jun 9, 2020

Dear Lord,So far I’ve done all right.  I haven’t gossiped, haven’t lost my temper, haven’t been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or overindulgent.  I’m really glad about that.But in a few minutes, God, I’m going to get out of bed.  And from then on, I’m going to need a lot more help… I’d like to give appropriate attribution for this prayer to its original source, but couldn’t find it. ...

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Coffee, Tea or Me?

Coffee, Tea or Me?


Posted By on May 9, 2020

I learned the power of a catchy title ages ago when I was a kid, from a movie having the title “Coffee, Tea, or Me?” It was more a mom kind of movie than a kid movie, so I don’t remember hardly any details.  And back then in my earlier years, I wasn’t even a coffee fan, but the title has bounced around in my head ever since. I always remember my mom with her morning coffee when I was growing up—along with the coffee battles...

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Just a LITTLE leak…


Posted By on Apr 29, 2020

I MAY be finished with the plumbing problem that raised its ugly head last week.  It was just a LITTLE leak, and several times I got it MOSTLY fixed, leaving again, just a LITTLE leak.  It’s amazing how much damage just a little leak can cause, though, if left to keep dripping away. I ran across a wonderful ministry years ago called “Mercy Ships.” A travelling ministry of hospital ships staffed by volunteer doctors, nurses,...

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Better than Easter Candy

Better than Easter Candy


Posted By on Apr 16, 2020

I am SO glad that there’s more to Easter than a bunny, eggs, lots of candy, and pretty flowers!  While I love decorating Easter Eggs (and HIDING them!), I’m not that fond of eating countless eggs after Easter, and I’m OVERLY fond of candy, which can bring its own problems!  There’s not only the challenge of the sugar crash after eating too much candy, but the post-holiday let down, if that’s all it was about.  But...

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Lilies

Lilies


Posted By on Apr 6, 2020

Easter and lilies seem to go hand in hand, so as we’re heading on our final approach to Easter, we might want see some lilies in our live streaming service, I just can’t get that old Gospel chorus line out of my head that goes: “He’s the lily of the valley, the bright and morning star.”  Some of you may also know and appreciate that old Gospel favorite, and be surprised to realize it’s not really any kind of Bible verse. ...

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Are you familiar with the PLOM syndrome?  It’s where for various reasons, Bad Things happen, people shift focus on “Poor Little Ol’ Me” (that’s “PLOM”), the Bad Things become the only reality the person can see, and things go from bad to worse.  It’s often a very individual thing, where a person faces a series of failures or losses, until that’s all they can see, and their collection of Poor Little Ol’ Me scripts keep...

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STAYING ESSENTIAL

STAYING ESSENTIAL


Posted By on Mar 24, 2020

Despite our increasing concern and isolation from the Corona Virus, I was excited to see a bright spot that I hope you’ve noticed too.  Have you seen what’s been high up on the “Essential Services” list consistently across the various iterations of guidance from the Governor’s office and others, is religious gatherings?  Right up there with food, fire, police and medical is religious...

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Cancelled?

Cancelled?


Posted By on Mar 22, 2020

Many churches are saying worship is “cancelled” for the time being. But is it really? While church buildings may remain closed, and the worship that happens inside those walls may be on hold for now, churches—that is, the gatherings of the People of God (NOT the buildings, or what happens in them…), are STILL worshipping in varieties of ways. In that very real sense, while services IN many church buildings, including the Twin Falls...

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CONNECTIONS

CONNECTIONS


Posted By on Mar 21, 2020

One of my all-time favorite passages is where Jesus talks about the importance of staying connected to Him, in John 15, with only a few of those powerful verses here:  “Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart...

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Death and Taxes?

Death and Taxes?


Posted By on Mar 17, 2020

They say the only things you can really count on are “death and taxes.”  Events of the past week, even the past day, seem to amply testify to that claim.  Not much stability these days.  Borrowing words of the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident…”– that most of life is safe, stable and dependable, right?  Not this week. We proclaim God is all-loving, all-powerful, willing and...

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