Insight

On Sunday, Insight wrapped up our study of Rabbi Harold Kushner’s “Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned About Life.” What can we do to help someone who comes to us unsure about whether he or she wants to continue living? That happened to Rabbi Kushner. A woman outlined her life up to the present, which many […]

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New Beginnings

We had good news on everyone! Irlene had good news on her tests, Craig has been cleared to go back to work and Pat is continuing to do well. Pat Younts is a proud grandmother and had pictures of the newest addition. Rev. Phil Greenwald was with us again this morning teaching on Philippians 3:14 […]

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Is it acceptable to doubt God? What if we wonder about what we read in Scripture? What if we don’t believe some of it? Rabbi Harold Kushner says we are actually obligated to question some things we are taught and to seek answers to our questions. The United Methodist quadrilateral includes reason as one of […]

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New Beginnings

We were happy to have Faye Lee back in class this morning and her son is doing well after surgery. Pat is also doing well. Keep Irlene in prayer as she has an angiogram tomorrow. Our monthly dinner will be August 29 at 6:00 at Johnnies on the NW Highway. Rev. Phil Greenwald led our […]

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We all understand the Trinity, right? Father, Son and Holy Spirit? What more needs to be said? Plenty, says Catholic priest Father Richard Rohr, author of The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation. Rohr explains the Trinity as a relational concept, one that includes ourselves. This is a new way of looking at the […]

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Religion is what we do, not what we believe. What might that statement mean? Do we believe it is true? If so, how does do we demonstrate it in our lives? Rabbi Harold Kushner said the answers lie in how we deal with one another within and as distinct parts of our community. If our […]

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New Beginnings

Margaret Whittemore opened our class with the good news that Craig Dingler is doing well after surgery and Pat Trent is going home this morning after her surgery on Thursday. Margaret relayed information from the surveys we filled out last week and Tuesday night still seems to be the favorite for our monthly dinners. It […]

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New Beginnings

Margaret Whittemore led our class this morning as we finished our study on forgiveness. In last week’s video, Adam Hamilton talked about a man and father who had not had a good relationship. After the father died, the man struggled with forgiving his father. He eventually went to the cemetery with a chair, a sandwich […]

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This is right. That is wrong. At the very core of our being, we know the difference. In fact, that knowledge is a fundamental part of what makes us human. Only a tiny sliver of us lack that knowledge, usually due to some illness or condition that leaves us without that part of ourselves. We […]

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Rabbi Harold Kushner writes, “Revenge – getting even with someone who has done us wrong – is everybody’s favorite sin.”  We think, Someone has done me wrong, Lord!  And that person should be punished!  Yet the Bible forbids it. Consider this Hasidic parable:  You’re peeling an apple, the fruit in your left hand, the knife […]

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