Celebrating Women’s History Month
Malala Yousafzai: The power of one voice

Malala Yousafzai was born in 1997 and grew up in the northwest Swat Valley region of Pakistan. As a child she was fortunate to have access to education…  Read more

‘Blowin’ in the Wind’

I remember buying a Peter, Paul and Mary album when I was in 7th grade. I sat in the basement with my friends that summer, and listened to every cut of this folk music record over and over again. It was during the time of the Civil Rights movement and the Viet Nam War.  Read more

Abundant Health, Abundant Life

Jesus said, “I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10b) Our God is not a God of scarcity but of abundance. Nothing could be more precious than life: abundant life…  Read more

Octavius V. Catto

On September 26, 2017, a statue of Octavius V. Catto—who lived from Feb. 22, 1839, to Oct. 10, 1871—was erected in Philadelphia in the southwest apron of City Hall. It is the first statue of an individual African American to rise among the city’s 1,700-plus statues…  Read more


On the first weekend of this year, organizers of the annual Peninsula-Delaware Conference Youth Rally in Ocean City, Maryland, were challenged by a blizzard that blew in the day before the rally began. The leaders had a difficult decision to make about…  Read more

Arrested but undeterred

In a blog post titled “Ten Things You May Not Know about Martin Luther King, Jr.,” by Christopher Klein, published April 4, 2013, we read some interesting facts about the great civil rights leader who changed the world forever. For example, I never knew…  Read more

Healing the reproach of women

During the Advent season we often study the life of John and Baptist and his godly parents, Zechariah and Elizabeth.  During her pregnancy with this holy child, Elizabeth exclaimed, “Thus,… Read more

Purple or Blue: What color is your Advent?

When I go to various churches on Sundays during the season of Advent I always ask the pastors, “Do you wear purple or blue stoles?” In recent years we have… Read more

Thanksgiving in all circumstances

The hymn “Now Thank We All Our God” was written by a Lutheran minister, Martin Rinkart (1586-1649). We sing it often during this season of Thanksgiving in praise of our “bounteous God.” But the backdrop of this hymn writer’s life….  Read more

Strength for Service to God and Country

As we prepare for the annual observation of Veteran’s Day, November 11, I would like to call to your attention a wonderful resource produced by our United Methodist Men: Strength for Service to God and CountryRead more