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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. Read more

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


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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. Read more

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

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A Vision Full of Surprises

The dream of God is still alive and flourishing, as the Rev. F. Richard Garland finds on returning to seminary for his 50th class reunion. Read more

Jun 13, 2014 1:43 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. Read more

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

The Artistry of Advent and Christmas

The Rev. F. Richard Garland invites us to plunge into a kind of "artistry divina," using the visual, musical and textual art of centuries to contemplate profoundly the wonder of the Incarnation. Read more

Dec 18, 2012 11:38 AM F. Richard Garland

Restoring the Dimension of Trust

The Rev. F. Richard Garland ponders what it takes to establish and maintain trust in personal and community relationships. Read more

Jun 8, 2012 4:13 PM F. Richard Garland

About this Blog

Reprints from the Rev. F. Richard Garland's monthly column for the newsletter of North Kingstown (RI) United Methodist Church.