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Posted by on May 4, 2019 in Church Life

Do you want to get closer to God? Get closer to His Word. I found this out when I started doing daily devotionals a little while ago. There was a time not long ago (and I still feel this way sometimes now) that I felt removed from my fellow human beings and from God a little bit too. I needed to de-clog my headspace and devote more time to Him. So what’s a better way to devote more time to...

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5 Parties Who Influenced My Faith

Posted by on Mar 23, 2019 in Food for Thought

I may have talked about this before – I wasn’t always a very spiritual person. My childhood family never used to go to church (not from lack of belief but from lack of motivation), and I was baptized only out of principle. But all of that changed when I got older. My faith story is one that I could talk about for ages, but for today, I would like to talk just about the people who...

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Music as a Religious Passion

Posted by on Mar 9, 2019 in Church Life, Food for Thought

I feel so strongly that you cannot have church without music. The human experience revolves somewhat around music; there’s no way to get around it! We’re born with the immediate need to emanate sound from our bodies and then from other objects as we learn what it is to make noise on purpose. As we grow up, we hear music all around us even when we aren’t intending to....

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Season of (Almost?) Love

Posted by on Feb 25, 2019 in Food for Thought

Okay, this one is going to be a little hard for some people to swallow. But bear with me here! Maybe – and this is the hard part – we don’t immediately fall in love with every human we meet… I know – shocking! But God says that we should love His Creation and all of His people therein. If we’re going to live by His Word (which we probably should right?) then...

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5 Things I Love About Salem UMC!!

Posted by on Feb 9, 2019 in Church Life, Food for Thought

5 Things I Love About Salem UMC!!

I haven’t always been a “church-goer;” in fact, there have been some times in my life when going to church was the last thing I ever wanted to do. But once I started going to Salem UMC, something just clicked! For the longest time, I couldn’t figure out what it was about this church that was so different from others I had visited. Well, I finally sat down recently to...

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