John Smoke's blog


Working with the UMW, the theme for this year’s Children’s Sabbath Sunday is the idea of Unless. I think we all could come to some agreement that the world is struggling with some issues around caring for the environment; systemic racism; inequalities with health care and education, hunger, and homelessness; and the COVID-19 pandemic; along with many other issues that keep us from the world of love, peace, justice, and mercy that God desires for us.

More Than a Dream!

A few weeks ago, the air conditioner in our home broke down. It was a very hot weekend and not a great time for this to happen. So, I called a service person to come out to look at it and hopefully fix it. After about 15 minutes, the repair person came to me and said, “I have some bad new and I have some good news.”

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