A rock in a weary land

The gospel song lyrics “Jesus is a rock in a weary land, a weary land, a weary land. Jesus is a rock in a weary land, a shelter in the time of storm” is singing in my head as I ponder the life of Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery, who passed away this week at the age of 98…

‘Thursdays in Black’

March is Women’s History Month, and many women have changed the course of history by their excellence in science, social justice, religion, medicine, environmental concerns and just about every field of endeavor…

Eye of the Needle: A Case for Unburdening in 2020

Jesus said “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to gain eternal life.” (Matthew 19:24). Scholars have contemplated…

Caminemos a la Luz

Por Obispo Peggy A. Johnson La estación de Adviento está a la puerta y otra vez escuchamos la vieja historia del nacimiento de Jesús predicha por los profetas. Los profetas… Read more

Walk in the Light

The season of Advent is at our doorstep, and once again we hear the ancient story of Jesus’ birth foretold by the prophets. The prophets give us instruction about preparing for this Immanuel, who is God coming to be with us…

Sweet Potato Rolls

The parking lot was full when I arrived at the Nelsons UMC in Hebron, Maryland. The annual “Sweet Potato Roll Sale” was in full swing on that crisp fall day in late October. For many years the members of the church have worked for an entire week preparing…

Bishop’s Blog: Via Dolorosa

In Jerusalem is the famous “Via Dolorosa,” the road where it is believed that Jesus walked on the way to Calvary. It literally means the “way of suffering.” Nothing can compare to our Savior’s suffering and sacrifice…

‘Do No Harm, Do Good’

As The United Methodist Church prepares for General Conference 2020, numerous legislative petitions flooded in by last week’s deadline for consideration. Certainly, we should always have as the backdrop…

Listen to your children

I have always loved the praise song by Ken Medema titled “Lord, Listen to Your Children.” Its refrain goes like this: Lord, listen to your children praying,
Lord, send your Spirit in this place;
Lord, listen to your children praying,
Send us love, send us pow’r, send us grace.

The Body of Christ at Work in Beverly, Kentucky

By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson Download the Bishop’s PPT presentation about the Red Bird Mission trip and see more of her great photos! “For the body does not consist of… Read more