Spring Cleaning

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By Rev. Patrick RogersYou may ask “What does this monthly article on spirituality have to do with spring cleaning?” The Christian season of Lent, which we just traveled, is a…

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Love is Love

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By Rev. Patrick Rogers, MDiv. During 2003, I filmed and produced a short film. The topic was “Long-Term LGBT Partners.” At the time, same-sex marriage wasn’t legal and my goal…

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Holiday Cheer

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By Rev. Patrick Rogers, MDiv. As a pastor of a local mainstream Christian church, I will share with you where I go when I want to learn more about and…

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Giving Thanks with a Great & Full Heart

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By Rev. Patrick Rogers, MDiv.Studies have consistently found that gratitude and positive emotions benefit physical health. Stress is the culprit of so many health issues, yet the simple act of…

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Spiritual Re-Evaluation

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By Rev. Patrick Rogers, MDiv.The COVID-19 pandemic has changed us. It has caused deaths of dear loved ones. It has put people into the hospital praying for recovery. We live…

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Mental Health Self-Care

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By Rev. Patrick Rogers, MDiv.During the Christian Christmas-time Advent Season we often focus on the gifts of joy, peace, hope, and love. In the midst of the business all around…

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Are We Taking a Test?

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By Rev. Patrick Rogers, MDiv.Let’s talk about the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Are you feeling anxious and restless from staying home and the need to isolate? Do you feel lonely? Do…

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A Man Who Walked His Faith
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A Man Who Walked His Faith

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Justin FlippenBy Rev. Patrick RogersI sit here in disbelief that I am writing this article. I want to take a nap and wake up and discover that it was all…

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Finding Your Voice
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Finding Your Voice

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By Rev. Patrick Rogers, MDiv. It’s the beginning of the year and time for the annual practice called “New Year’s Resolutions”! A time of reflection and we ask ourselves how…

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Christmas Presence

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By Rev. Patrick Rogers, MDiv. Christmas isn’t a day, it’s not a holiday, it’s a “lifestyle” that we can choose! We are so often surrounded by stress. Challenges regarding jobs,…

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Gratefulness as a Lifestyle
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Gratefulness as a Lifestyle

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By Rev. Patrick Rogers, MDiv. As a local clergyperson, I was invited to attend the Fort Lauderdale’s Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on March 19, 2015. I was very excited as I…

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Ray Boltz
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Ray Boltz

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The Story of a Gay, Christian SingerBy Patrick RogersRay Boltz is a singer-songwriter who came to notoriety through contemporary Christian music (CCM). His music tells stories of faith and inspiration. …

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