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Religion

  • Love and let love
  • Church News | Nov. 29, 2018

    Community cantata at Milton UMC Dec. 2

    Milton United Methodist Church will be hosting a community cantata, “Let Earth Receive Her King!” at 7 p.m. Dec. 2. All are invited to attend. Participating churches are Milton Baptist, Mt. Carmel Methodist, Bedford United Methodist, Corn Creek Baptist and Milton United Methodist.  We are located at 11100 US Hwy 421N in Milton.

    Arts Board sponsors church Christmas concert Dec. 7

  • Hungry? Come to God’s table

    Whenever my husband and I travel the 70 miles to eat the best pizza ever, we always make sure not to eat breakfast because we want to be good and hungry so it will be worth the trip.

    Barry gets two slices with green peppers, onions and mushrooms and I get one slice of Florentine pizza -- creamy ricotta cheese and spinach.

    As we eat, we close our eyes and smile, maybe sigh, because this is The. Best. Pizza. Ever.

    Not everyone loves pizza, but every human being is hungry, and the desire for food and to be fed is amazingly powerful.

  • Something to read before dinner

    Thanksgiving is such a wonderful celebration but not just because it gives us the opportunity to enjoy a day off of work, time with of our loved ones, and good food. Thanksgiving also gives us the opportunity to reflect on the many things in our lives for which we are thankful. It is a day that invites us to stop and be grateful for what we have been given.

  • Church News | Nov. 22, 2018

    Revival Nov. 24 at Milton United Methodist

    Milton United Methodist Church, 11100 Hwy. 421 North in Milton, will be holding a revival with Bro. Dan Fredrick, 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 24, with refreshments following. At 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 25, there will be a pitch-in following an evening service at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

  • Church News | Nov. 15, 2018

    Community Thanksgiving Service

    The area churches of Milton will host a Community Thanksgiving Service on 

    Sunday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Milton United Methodist 

    Church, 11100 Hwy. 421 N.

    The guest preacher will be Drew Oakley, 

    who grew up in Milton and is the former pastor of Carrollton United Methodist Church.

    As part of the service, area First Responders will be 

    honored and expressions of thanks shared with them. Refreshments and fellowship will follow.

  • When you pray

    Let me tell you a story about prayer. When I was 12, I looked up in the sky to the stars and heaven and asked God for a pony. Within a year my father had gotten a partner and bought a Hack Pony which is a pony that pulls and shows a two-wheel cart. You may have seen this at a fair. Of course, I was excited that my prayer had been answered.

    Over the next few years, I realized God does have a sense of humor. I never got to ride or show the pony. I only got to walk and feed it.

  • On Target and wandering in the wilderness

    We have two cats, Target and Mohawk.

    They’re old and don’t do much of anything except sleep, eat and sneeze all over the back porch window. But we like them.

    Of the two, Mohawk is the easiest and Target is the troublemaker. He thinks biting is a sign of affection as is waking us up at 4:45 a.m. to announce that he’s famished, even though there’s food in his dish. He just likes it to be refreshed -- at his command.

  • Lead those who hunger to the ‘living bread’ of Jesus Christ
  • Humility is where hating stops

    One of my favorite writers, Anne Lamott, recently posted on Facebook that she’s always wanted to write a book called, “All the People I Still Hate: A Christian Perspective.”

    That makes me laugh.

    This woman is a mess and has wonky theology, but she’s honest about her flaws and knows that it’s the blood of Jesus that “saves a wretch like me.”

    She wrote that she knows Christians aren’t supposed to hate, because hate is ugly and diminishes the soul of the hater.