What Will We Do With This Victory?

Dear Valley Methodist Friends, Easter is the time we remember that God’s grace was set free to roam around, to do all the good it can on planet earth, because of the victory of Jesus Christ on Calvary and his resurrection from the dead. The Holy Spirit brings this grace to us every day. Victorious…

At The Checkout Counter of Life

3rd Week of Advent, 2015 Dear Valley Methodist Friends, The Nativity – it was just a moment in the life of Christ, but what a beautiful gift to us. To know something of what it was like in Bethlehem on the very first Christmas. A star shining, angels rejoicing, shepherds and wise men adoring, Mary…

Thumping the TV Set

Dear Valley Methodist Friends, This summer I have been incredibly helped and inspired by reading a speech given by the late Irish Poet Seamus Heaney.  Seamus Heaney won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995.  When he went to Stockholm to receive the award he used the powerful image (in the short part of his…

Hope and Future

Dear Valley Methodist Friends, Las Vegas!  When you think of that town do images of true-hearted Christian worship, helping ministries, and hopeful church growth immediately pop into your mind?  No?  Entertainment you say?  Evenso I can tell you: for 14 of us who recently returned from spending a weekend at Desert Spring United Methodist Church,…