For the past six months or so—thanks to my daughter’s influence and example—I have been journaling in my Bible. (They make Bible for exactly this purpose, and this is the one that I use.) For me, who likes to write, this experience has been deeply fruitful. I’m currently journaling my way through the Proverbs. What […]
The North Central Jurisdiction Hispanic Caucus met in Monroe, Wisconsin, on September 21-22. They met under the theme Transformed to Transform the World. The group discussed the three plans recommended to the special General Conference next February. They approved to support the Traditional Plan prepared by the Way Forward Commission. Pastors and lay leaders from Hispanic congregations […]
As we get closer to the special called General Conference scheduled for February 23-26, 2019, in St. Louis, more aspects of the process are coming into clearer focus. The Commission on the General Conference just met and decided on how the special General Conference will run, according to an article by Heather Hahn of United Methodist News […]
I’m enjoying and being enriched by the videos produced and published at the Makers.com. This site produces videos of women who are trailblazers – who are making change, who are making the world a better place. One series on the site co…
Christians in Corinth were surrounded by sexual temptation so marriage was advised if a person could not control themselves (v. 9). Paul explains in 1 Corinthians 7:1-24 that he was single and considered it a gift but conceded that each … Continue reading →
Mark 10:35-45How inappropriate and how out of place for James and John to ask this of Jesus! Our first reaction is one of shock and dismay. Jesus’ reaction appears to have been the same. “You don’t know what you’re asking,” he says to them. “Are you ab…
I am pleased to announce that Rev. Deborah S. Owens will be the Director of the Nashville Area Office of Leadership Formation and Development (formerly known as the Office of Ministerial Concerns). Rev. Owens is an ordained elder in the Tennessee Confe…
We need to engage in more than half-hearted attempts at reading our Bible and praying. And it needs to start with addressing all of the distractions we face on a daily basis.
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There is no “path toward equanimity.” Equanimity is right here, right now. We’re not going anywhere. – Cheri Huber What […]