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Hello Paul by Tate Monroe

by Shawnee St. Paul's

Paul is a man who I see regularly. For a while, when I would see him, I’d call out his name to say “hello.” He would hardly look up as he nodded and gave a small wave. Sometimes, it can be discouraging to acknowledge someone and not get that same enthusiasm reciprocated. I’d see him […]

Are You In the Arena by Tim Boyer

by Shawnee St. Paul's

“…who errs, who comes short again and again. Because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends [themselves] on a worthy cause…” I sat in the Clinton Presidential Library, amazed by the beauty of the space, and […]

Feed My Sheep by Rev. Dr. Tiffany A. Nagel Monroe

by Shawnee St. Paul's

When they finished eating, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” Simon replied, “Yes, Lord, you know I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” Jesus asked a second time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Simon replied, “Yes, Lord, you know I […]

The Battle Within by Tate Monroe

by Shawnee St. Paul's

 One of my favorite stories is that of an old Cherokee who was teaching his grandson about life. This is how I remember it. “Child, you should know that there is a battle waging within every one of us. Even you.” The boy had loved hearing stories about the men out hunting, wars between villages […]

Joy of Being SPRC Chair by Mandy Hillhouse

by Shawnee St. Paul's

Each fall, the SPRC Chair is to complete two reports for Charge Conference. Last year, I was clueless about the information that I would need so I was guided by our pastor.  To be prepared this year, I kept notes of everything that could help me.  There wasn’t much joy in my heart to start […]

Coming Home by Rev. Dr. Tiffany A. Nagel Monroe

by Shawnee St. Paul's

There is nothing like coming home. Whether on vacation or a business trip or a week with youth at camp, coming home is a cherished exhale for many of us. While we may enjoy our time away, we long for our bed, our shower, our routine, our pets, and our people. I once heard someone […]

Let’s Be Silly Together by Tim Boyer

by Shawnee St. Paul's

It comes in forms of words, sometimes other’s actions; whether it forms from an email, text, phone call, or one-on-one conversation. It tears apart my thoughts. It toils with my emotions. It consumes my being, and rips at my relationships. It’s awful. It’s overbearing. It’s real. Self-doubt. While doing some preparation for this blog entry […]

“What If” Lab: Enriching and Innovative Discipleship

by Shawnee St. Paul's

Once a quarter, St. Paul’s will host a learning lab for those interested in developing knowledge in church leadership and discipleship. These workshops will include three important elements: teaching, application, and implementation. We learn together, dialogue together, and create action plans to best live out our strengthened discipleship. We are stronger together. The mission of […]

Mudpots, Paintpots, and Geysers by Tate Monroe

by Shawnee St. Paul's

This Summer our family took a National Parks road trip. Seeing the variety of nature God has created was incredible! I thought I couldn’t be more impressed than I’ve been with Rocky Mountain National Park. Then we drove just North of Jackson Hole, Wyoming and I fell in love with Grand Teton National Park. It […]

Puzzle Pieces and Apples

by Shawnee St. Paul's

Early Foundations and Pup Pack are off to an amazing start for the school year and the programs. Every week, there is a special Buddy Day where our integrated classrooms reads together and engages in creative learning with one another. Early Foundations and Pup Pack have phenomenal educators who are excelling at loving these beautiful […]