Inspire

We’re excited to include these three sections–Inform, Inspire, Involve. Here we intend to recommend helpful information, hopeful inspiration and opportunities for involvement that can offer nourishment and possibly direction for your faith journey. Please return to visit these sections again soon and often. And please contribute ideas, information, insights and resources that might be helpful to others. Thanks!


Invincible

Lessons from the Life of Martin Luther King Jr.
According to Webster’s Dictionary, the word “invincible” means “incapable of being conquered, overcome or subdued.”  When I ponder the life of…  Read more

Let us make 2019 “The Year of Civility”

I bid you grace and peace in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I celebrate with you this special time of the year: Advent, Christmas and the New Year: 2019. May your churches and homes be filled…  Read more

A culturally competent Christmas carol

Of all the Christmas carols and hymns in the UM Hymnal none is as important for us today as #244, “’Twas in the Moon of Wintertime.”  It is a Huron Christmas carol originally written in the language…  Read more

Christmas carols: “Above all sing spiritually”

As you turn the pages of The United Methodist Hymnal during December, often you will end up singing some of the most popular Christmas carols ever composed… Learn more…  Read more

Prayer for People Living with HIV/AIDS

World AIDS Day is Dec. 1. A reflection reminds us all to fight the stigma and stand with those who have HIV.
“Together with love, we can end this epidemic.” View  Read more

Homecoming: A Thanksgiving homily

Home-goings and homecomings. That’s what Thanksgiving is about for many people. Many will travel home or welcome family and friends home this week. The profound gratitude we feel for home… Read more

Quest for justice, mercy: One Size Fits All?

My son Gabriel appeared in a recent Facebook post donning a Halloween costume in which he is dressed as a cactus.  It is quite clever, and perhaps he chose this outfit because he works as a botanist…  Read more

Believing and being there for domestic violence victims

By Bishop Johnson
October is Domestic Violence & Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Month (Also known as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month).   Read more

History Revisited

Every October when I was in grade school we sang the same song: “In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” I learned about this brave sailor, who challenged the thinking of the time that the earth was flat…  Read more

Loving others in our family of faith

Galatians 6:10 says, “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” These words of the Apostle Paul give us clear direction to be about doing good works…  Read more