We can make faith so very, very, very complicated. But when he was asked what was the most important commandment, Jesus answered simply: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and all your mind," and "Love your neighbor as yourself."
Fabulously straightforward! And deeply challenging.
Love God with everything that is in you, and love the people around you with the same kind of love you have for yourself.
I hope the postings on this site will help you to... Love God. Understand Yourself. Serve Others. If we can live like that, there is no telling what God can do through us!
May God bless you and yours, this day and always!
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Author Archives: Hedy Collver
Strengthened by Diversity
Revelation 7:9-12 (New Living Translation) After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white … Continue reading
Posted in Pondering Scripture Tagged diversity, Dr. King, I Have Been To The Mountaintop, Martin Luther King Jr, MLK, MLK Jr, Revelation 7 1 Comment
Fisher Price Jesus
My niece Emma was born after I escaped the snowy northeast for the palm tree and stripmall-studded warmth of South Florida. But, through the miracle of the internet, I’ve been able to see her little face and hear her sweet … Continue reading
It’s About Grace
[Week 1 in the GRATEFUL sermon series at Plantation United Methodist Church] Psalm 100 (New Living Translation) Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. Acknowledge that the … Continue reading
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Tree of Life
Woke up this morning thinking about the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Another shooting. Another place of safety violated. Another community rocked to its core. More families in pain and grief. Yesterday, before a funeral, … Continue reading
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River of Life, Bread of Heaven
Message for World Communion Sunday, October 7, 2018 For a video of the sermon, click here: https://vimeo.com/294134246. Luke 22:14-23 (NIV) When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, “I have eagerly … Continue reading
Posted in Pondering Scripture Tagged baptism, communion, image of God, Jesus, river, The Lord's Supper, World Communion Sunday 5 Comments
Writing Writing Writing
Ever since the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, on Ash Wednesday/ Valentine’s Day this February, I have begun writing letters. Lots of letters. Letters upon letters upon letters upon letters. Frankly, up until then, I had thought writing to … Continue reading
Posted in Random Thoughts Tagged change, faith, letters, politics, violence, voice 3 Comments
The church where I serve as Senior Pastor is just a few miles south of Stoneman Douglas High School, where yesterday seventeen people were murdered, many others injured, and countless more deeply traumatized. I am heartbroken. Again. And I’m just … Continue reading
Posted in Lent, Random Thoughts Tagged action, fighthate, heartbroken, livelove, Stoneman Douglas Leave a comment
Dreaming of Peace
[Transcript of a sermon delivered at Plantation UMC on February 11, 2018.] Peace. Up there with a cure for cancer and winning the lottery, it is one of the things people pray for the most. Peace for our world. Peace … Continue reading
A Dream Unfinished
Esther 4:12-17 (New Living Translation) So Hathach gave Esther’s message to Mordecai. Mordecai sent this reply to Esther: “Don’t think for a moment that because you’re in the palace you will escape when all other Jews are killed. If you … Continue reading
Posted in Pondering Scripture Tagged discrimination, dream, equality, Esther, intolerance, MLK Jr 3 Comments
Down to Earth Christmas
Text from the Christmas Eve message at Plantation UMC. I don’t remember how young I was the first time I went to a Christmas Eve service. Probably 7 or 8 years old. My family didn’t attend church, but on Christmas … Continue reading