Posts by Owingsville United Methodist Church


by Dylan Laiben Not So Silent Night “And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.” Luke 2:6-7.  Imagine this: you’re standing in a meadow, hanging out with your friends, and an angel appears out of thin air. What would you do? I would freak out....

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by Paula Richardson The Silence of the Night On the night that Christ was born in a lowly stable, there was silence, a peace that passes all understanding. It is almost unimaginable that he came to the world in the silence of the night. The sound of a crying of a baby interrupted the world’s silence that night. Some of my most precious memories of my children were those spent with them in the middle of the night. Usually, they...

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Noble Silence by Charlotte Cline-Smith “Realize that silence come from your heart and not form the absence of talk. “Conscious, intentional quiet is noble silence. Sometimes people assume that silence has to be serious but there’s a lightness in noble silence. Noble silence is a kind of silence that can have just a such joy in it as a good laugh. “Some people might think that silence is a form of weakness or...

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In this final week of Advent, our attention is on love. The following Scripture verses may sound very familiar, so we will hear them twice. The first time is in the New Revised Standard Version. The second time you’ll be reading from the Message. Listen for the call to love in these words. Matthew 22:36-40 says, “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?”  He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all...

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A Silent Night to Prepare for Christmas Bill Gaultiere God has a funny way of doing things. Almost always it’s so different than how we would do them. Like his announcement that after many centuries of waiting for the prophecies to come true it was time: the Christ was finally coming! You would think that God would enlist legions and legions of his glorious angels to ride across the skies in chariots of fire as they trumpet the...

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