The Word on the Street

The Word on the Street

Let's Eliminate Negative Thinking

“I can’t. They won’t. It’s no good. They are no good. The odds are stacked against me. It’s too late. I’m trapped. We’re doomed. There is no way out. It’s unpardonable. I’m a failure. Give up.” The mantra of the pessimist... [ Full Post ]

Sanctuary Sound & Multimedia "Good" News

The First Wayne Street Sanctuary has had problems with its “sound system” from the beginning. While the musical acoustics are excellent, the spoken word has always suffered. This is largely due to existing architectural angles and hard surfaces, i.e., brick side walls and... [ Full Post ]

Evil Has Visited Once Again

I had planned on offering a light-hearted New Year’s piece here in January’s Good News;something uplifting to usher out the old and welcome in the new. But the timing just isn’t right. Our hearts are heavy with not just bad, but evil news, in the waning days of December... [ Full Post ]

Christmas Is For Children

Over the decade that I’ve been your pastor, I’ve shared at least three special childhood Christmases when the gift under the tree on Christmas Morning brought with it incredible jubilation and surprise: The first such Christmas was during pre-school. My first childhood stuffed bear... [ Full Post ]

UMW Lets Us Give and Receive

Once again, the United Methodist Women (the UMW) is hosting two holiday events full of wonderful holiday gift items - and even better, the money you spend on those items will go to local, state-wide, and international mission-giving in support of women, youth, and children. Get great gifts and... [ Full Post ]

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