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F. Richard Garland

Lent reminds us that even in suffering we must not give up, but keep moving toward God, writes the Rev. F. Richard Garland. more

Mar 25, 2017 11:44 AM Practicing Faith

A young child's conversation with his father about good behavior offers insights for adults as well, writes the Rev. F. Richard Garland. more

Dec 29, 2016 12:22 PM Practicing Faith

Matthew 25

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The Rev. F. Richard Garland finds that an article he wrote 12 years has proven not only to be accurate and foresighted, it remains a cautionary tale for today's Christians. more

Dec 20, 2016 2:19 PM Perspectives

Alpine Lily

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An alpine trail's instructions give the Rev. F. Richard Garland insights into how to live faithfully as a Christian. more

Sep 27, 2016 4:36 PM Practicing Faith

Comforting Hands

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We need to expand our understand of art to include the artful practices of living out our Christian faith, writes the Rev. F. Richard Garland. more

Sep 8, 2016 7:40 PM Practicing Faith

Prodigal Homecoming

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Lent is a long slog, but finishing the season of prayer and reflection can feel like the grace of the prodigal son's homecoming, writes the Rev. F. Richard Garland. more

Mar 10, 2016 4:36 PM Practicing Faith

Christmas Nativity

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As we leave the woes and worries of 2015 behind us, the Rev. F. Richard Garland encourages us to reject fear -- and fear-mongering -- and embrace the gospel message of unrestrained, unconditional love. more

Jan 5, 2016 5:45 PM Practicing Faith

You Are Here

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We're all in the Christmas Story, writes the Rev. F. Richard Garland. We just have to find ourselves. more

Dec 18, 2015 8:00 AM Practicing Faith

Chicago Immigration Protest

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The Rev. F. Richard Garland finds it sadly ironic that this nation of immigrants now looks down upon and fears immigrants, even though the Bible tells us to treat "aliens among us" as if they were already citizens. more

Oct 29, 2015 3:29 PM Practicing Faith

Family Praying

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The Great Priority

Don't major in the minors, counsels the Rev. F. Richard Garland, but set your sights on God's love instead. more

Sep 4, 2015 11:45 AM F. Richard Garland

Each year the same angels bid us "Fear not!" as they bring the joyous message of the Christ Child's birth, writes the Rev. F. Richard Garland. more

Dec 15, 2017 4:08 PM Practicing Faith

Bible Pages

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Feeling overwhelmed by events? Turn to the Book of Proverbs and other sacred texts for the eternal wisdom to live each day, says the Rev. F. Richard Garland. more

Sep 5, 2017 10:58 PM Practicing Faith

Sunrise

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The Rev. F. Richard Garland finds a long drive from Rhode Island to Indiana brings a revelation about being sought by God. more

Jul 19, 2017 12:39 PM Practicing Faith

Edelweiss

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The message at the heart of Easter is to celebrate life, writes the Rev. F. Richard Garland. more

Apr 25, 2017 11:07 AM Practicing Faith

Lent reminds us that even in suffering we must not give up, but keep moving toward God, writes the Rev. F. Richard Garland. more

Mar 25, 2017 11:44 AM Practicing Faith

A young child's conversation with his father about good behavior offers insights for adults as well, writes the Rev. F. Richard Garland. more

Dec 29, 2016 12:22 PM Practicing Faith

Matthew 25

Source: Christian Clipart.net

The Rev. F. Richard Garland finds that an article he wrote 12 years has proven not only to be accurate and foresighted, it remains a cautionary tale for today's Christians. more

Dec 20, 2016 2:19 PM Perspectives

Alpine Lily

Photo by Vyacheslav Stepanyuchenko, Wikimedia Commons

An alpine trail's instructions give the Rev. F. Richard Garland insights into how to live faithfully as a Christian. more

Sep 27, 2016 4:36 PM Practicing Faith

Comforting Hands

Dreamstime Photo

We need to expand our understand of art to include the artful practices of living out our Christian faith, writes the Rev. F. Richard Garland. more

Sep 8, 2016 7:40 PM Practicing Faith

Prodigal Homecoming

Illustration Courtesy of Bible Fun for Kids

Lent is a long slog, but finishing the season of prayer and reflection can feel like the grace of the prodigal son's homecoming, writes the Rev. F. Richard Garland. more

Mar 10, 2016 4:36 PM Practicing Faith

The Rev. F. Richard Garland counsels using the Psalms as a guide to a Lenten observance that seeks the deeper wisdom of God's love over the inner voice of criticism. more

Feb 11, 2016 2:22 PM Practicing Faith

Christmas Nativity

Courtesy of Jeremy Smith

As we leave the woes and worries of 2015 behind us, the Rev. F. Richard Garland encourages us to reject fear -- and fear-mongering -- and embrace the gospel message of unrestrained, unconditional love. more

Jan 5, 2016 5:45 PM Practicing Faith

You Are Here

UM Insight Illustration

We're all in the Christmas Story, writes the Rev. F. Richard Garland. We just have to find ourselves. more

Dec 18, 2015 8:00 AM Practicing Faith

Chicago Immigration Protest

Photo by Michael Vollmer, UMNS

The Rev. F. Richard Garland finds it sadly ironic that this nation of immigrants now looks down upon and fears immigrants, even though the Bible tells us to treat "aliens among us" as if they were already citizens. more

Oct 29, 2015 3:29 PM Practicing Faith

Family Praying

Photo Courtesy of David MacDonald

The Great Priority

Don't major in the minors, counsels the Rev. F. Richard Garland, but set your sights on God's love instead. more

Sep 4, 2015 11:45 AM F. Richard Garland

Lent

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The Shadow of Lent

The Rev. F. Richard Garland finds that he doesn't like the reflective season of Lent – the 40 days of spiritual preparation before Easter – but he finds that he needs its spiritual disciplines nonetheless. more

Feb 19, 2015 5:11 PM F. Richard Garland

Matthew's Rules for a New Year

The Rev. F. Richard Garland gives us another example of how little children can lead us to spiritual wisdom. more

Jan 4, 2013 11:09 AM F. Richard Garland