Thinking of Things to Say – The Fount Account

How many times has this happened to you? You have a discussion (or even an argument), and in the midst of it you can’t really think of anything significant to say. You’re taken off guard, and while engaged with the other person(s), you just can’t come up with the salient...

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General Conference Results – The Fount Account

The postponed 2020 General Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC) completed its work last Friday, May 3, 2024. It was the “2020 General Conference” because the actual 2020 GC was postponed three times because of “COVID”. The last time it was postponed was under very suspicious circumstances. Nevertheless, the...

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Free In Christ – The Fount Account

Maybe you’ve heard this saying before, “Nothing in life is free, you always pay in the end”.  In some ways this statement is very true. Whether we pay with money, time, and even our physical investment, there is a cost to live in this world. It can be overwhelming at...

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Pray for General Conference – The Fount Account

This week, on Tuesday, April 23rd, the General Conference of The United Methodist Church begins meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is the postponed 2020 General Conference, meeting in 2024, but with the delegates elected in 2019 and 2020, except for those that have left the UMC through disaffiliation or...

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Disengagement – The Fount Account

As the date of my retirement approaches, I think it is good to think about and plan for the transition. I have been privileged to serve as your pastor for the past 10 years, and while that is not even half the time that Pastor John served you, it is...

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Discouraged – The Fount Account

I have been discouraged lately. In politics, social media, schools, and even in churches, cultural wars have broken out and I cannot picture how peace will prevail. Health issues with friends and family and issues related to disaffiliation compound the discouragement. I want to fix things that are mostly out...

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Children Are the Future – The Fount Account

There is a song called, “The Greatest Love of All” sung by Whitney Houston. In the lyrics, it says, I believe the children are our future.  Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside Give them a sense of pride to...

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What is Deconstruction? – The Fount Account

You may have heard of people “deconstructing” their Christian faith and wondered what it was. Perhaps a son or daughter, or a grandchild has announced that they are deconstructing their faith or have already done it. What does that mean? Essentially, “deconstruction” in the context of one’s faith means that...

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