Tag Archives: Belfast

Places I’ve Lived: Belfast, Virginia

The itineracy of the United Methodist Church requires us to go and live in places where the churches are located to which we are appointed by the bishop of our annual conference.  My first itineracy was to a place that … Continue reading

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The Baptism of Mrs. Maggie

God’s grace is an act of inclusion. There isn’t anyone beyond the scope of God’s love. Continue reading

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Birds, Feathers, and Flocking Together

One of the more curious Appalachian traditions I’ve heard has to do with the meaning of things that happen occasionally.  Things like the fogs in August (which is not just Appalachian), that tradition purportedly tells you how many snows you’re … Continue reading

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The Preacher and Lazarus

It was my first time preaching on World Communion Sunday.  I was assigned to a two-point charge with a church in Russell County and the other in Tazewell County.  I lived in Russell County in the community of Belfast, although … Continue reading

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Car Troubles

On May 16th of this year, my “little man” (a nineteen year old, 6 foot, almost 4 inch 235 pounder, or “little man” in name only), wrecked his Chevy Trailblazer.  This has changed our focus this summer as a family … Continue reading

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