What is going on in the United Methodist Church? Have you had friends outside the denomination ask you that question? I have. A lot. It’s not an easy conversation to have. But it is one that our denomination has been struggling with for years. What has become so very clear to me in the last week is … Continue reading Where we are
For those who know me well, I usually don't struggle to find words. If I don't have an answer or response I usually have a question. But lately, I have not had words. I've been slow to write what is supposed to be a biweekly blog. But when you don't have anything meaningful to say, … Continue reading A Lament When Words Are Hard To Find
In 2019 periodic blog posts will be dedicated to stories that inspire and focus on the good that surrounds us. Have you heard the story of the Biology Professor from Missouri University that won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry last December and is donating the whole $250,000 prize to form a scholarship fund for students … Continue reading Doing a Good Thing Part 2
Well, that is a tall order so let me manage expectations. I want to share as best I can, a basic explanation of what happened and some thoughts regarding the work done. On Tuesday the called special General Conference of the United Methodist Church ended after 4 days of prayer, vigorous debate, lots of votes, … Continue reading Making Sense of the UMC This Week
Many of you know that my family has been helping my mom move from her home of 50 years to a cute 2 bedroom apartment at an independent retirement community. We've been making plans and arrangements for a couple of months but the actual move came much faster than we originally anticipated. So the past … Continue reading It’s Time
Some people don't mind getting in a car and just driving, with no actual destination in mind, no arrival target time to hit. Where they are going is not nearly as important as what happened along the way. They want to know "What are we doing now?" Others like to have a plan. They don't … Continue reading Where Are We Going?
I've decided to try to use my blog in 2019 as a way of sharing signs of hope and good news so every other blog or so will be about lifting up examples I find of people doing a good thing. Today I want to start with an interesting story I heard about the Dave … Continue reading Doing a Good Thing- The Dave Matthew’s Band