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Paul’s Attitude in Prison

Two years ago, on the occasion of what would have been his 100th birthday, “The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela” was published. Mandela, the man who would become President and Healer-in-Chief of South Africa, wrote hundreds of letters — to prison officials, family and friends – during his 27 years of confinement, from Nov. 7, 1962 to Feb. 11, 1990. The New York Times characterized the volume in five words: “Hope is a powerful weapon.” Read More…

Natural Gratitude

My daughter Claire and I managed to escape the heat of the Valley (and isolation of our home) by pitching […]

Open or Closed?

Spirit, Spirit of gentleness, blow through the wilderness calling and free, Spirit, Spirit of restlessness, stir me from placidness, wind, […]

A Message From Pastor Jeff

“I can’t breathe.” We just celebrated Pentecost, the birthday of the Church, which was marked by the rush of wind […]

The Church

WHAT IS THE CHURCH? Each day I receive a devotional message from Frederick Buechner on my phone. For a long […]

Hope

Hope in Uncertain Times In a recent sermon, I shared how the Bible can be seen as a manual for […]

Office Dogs

Andrea Farley is Dayspring’s Administrative Coordinator, welcoming people who come in to the front office. Often, she brings a foster […]

Moving Forward

In the spring of 2019, Dayspring and Aldersgate UMC voted to move into a cooperative parish agreement with the dream […]

Living the Questions in Lent

How can I deepen my Christian faith? Where can I meet others interested in spiritual formation? What does a meaningful […]

Birds

“One chief idea of my life is the idea of taking things with gratitude and not taking things for granted.” […]

Seasons of Creation

“The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it …” […]

The Use and Misuse of the Bible 

            “Most folks use the bible the way a drunk uses a lamppost:             more for support than for illumination.”  […]

Dayspring Arcadia

2020 VISION Dayspring UMC is a church that aspires to live into God’s dream for the world. Through inspiring worship […]