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The Sunday Stiletto · 13h ago

Vital Elements of Worship: Let Every Soul Be Jesus’ Guest

Sunday’s Scripture ~ Hosea 11:1-11 and Luke 15:1-2. This past week I heard stories about the experiences of two of our Tuskawilla Family members. One was a story of gratitude – that Tuskawil...
The Sunday Stiletto · 1W ago

Vital Elements of Worship: Wash Your Hands

Sunday’s Scripture ~ Mark 1:4-11. During my hospital chaplaincy internship I encountered (and sometimes endured) a variety of different experiences. From late night pages to the Emergency Ro...
The Sunday Stiletto · 2W ago

Vital Elements of Worship: Breathing in Grace, Breathing Out Praise

Sunday’s Scripture ~ Psalm 150. Questions. I am answering a lot of questions these days. How are you feeling? Have you been sick? What has your experience been like? Do you need anything? Ho...
The Sunday Stiletto · 3W ago

Vital Elements of Worship: Passionate Worship

Sunday’s Scripture ~ Isaiah 6:1-8. I grew up attending a church that offered strictly traditional worship services until I was in middle school…that was when – what some called – the “hootin...
The Sunday Stiletto · 3W ago

Parable of the Dragnet

Sunday’s Scripture ~ Matthew 13:47-51. The summer of 2004 Andrew served as a lake interpreter at a Boy Scout camp in the Boundary Waters area of Northern Minnesota. He spent the summer takin...
The Sunday Stiletto · 1M ago

Parable of the Merchant

Sunday’s Scripture ~ Matthew 13:45-46. When I was in elementary school a sure sign of summer was that my mother and aunt would pile my brother, my cousin, and me in the backseat of either th...
The Sunday Stiletto · 1M ago

Parable of the Treasure

Sunday’s Scripture ~ Matthew 13:44. One day while in Nepal (it still stuns me that I am able to say that phrase!) Andrew and I decided to visit Nagarcot, which is in the western-most end of ...
The Sunday Stiletto · 1M ago

Parable of the Yeast

Sunday’s Scripture ~ Matthew 13:33. The seasons of Lent and Easter have been a “proofing” period for the TUMC Leadership Team in the discernment of God’s vision for Tuskawilla’s future. Proo...
The Sunday Stiletto · 1M ago

Parable of the Mustard Seed

Sunday’s Scripture ~ Matthew 13:31-32. On Tuesday evening I had the privilege of attending the Spring 2017 Seminole State College Commencement to celebrate Alaine Gorman’s graduation. Alaine...
The Sunday Stiletto · 2M ago

Parable of the Weeds Among the Wheat

Sunday’s Scripture ~ Matthew 13:24-30. In reaction to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, Patton Oswalt, renowned actor, comedian, and writer, shared these words, But the vast majority stands...