Help Is On the Way!

Everywhere I drive my car these days—and I drive a lot!— I encounter potholes in the road—huge, crater-like, car-swallowing potholes. And nobody seems to be doing anything about it.  There’s a stretch of road about four miles long which runs …

I thought I was ‘one of the good ones’

I thought I was “one of the good ones.”  You know, the good white people.  A white person who has learned about white privilege and has friends of color and has donated to black causes. A white person who believes …

The Magic of Christmas

I’m a clergymom. So, Advent is one of the most overwhelming times of year.  I put a lot of pressure on myself to be the magic-bringer. 

At church, I make sure all the traditions are followed, the church is beautiful, the Christmas letter goes out, the sermons are inspiring, the shut-in folks feel cared for, and so on…

Embrace your ‘next’ as part of God’s plan

On Sunday, May 16, I stood on the stage at Impact United Methodist Church and shared with the world that I was retiring from pastoring in the local church. This was a big announcement. Immediately afterward, I was flooded with …

‘Re-engage with God’

A pastor’s Lenten reflection for challenging times As the return of sunny days and moderating temperatures slowly yet surely melt away our piles of snow, we can see that spring is finally on its way. I sense this winter was …

Ladies and Gentlemen, This Is A Bible

Today is one of my most favorite days of the year. Today is the opening weekend of the National Football League season. Since I was a little kid, I have watched and loved football…

Opening Worship Message, AC2019

Message by Samuel Longmire “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall commend Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.” A couple years ago when I was a …

Re-envisioning the Global Church

A speech delivered by Krystl Johnson to the Wesleyan Covenant Association Northeaster Regional Meeting, at Washington Crossing UMC May 11, 2019 It is an honor to stand before all of you as a young adult and to share this platform …