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Mark’s Musings

I would rather write this week about African Violets, than I would about the social unrest in our country. It would be a way safer subject, and unlikely to be controversial. I feel like anything I write about our country’s unrest—and the injustices fueling the...
Mark’s Musings – Being Part of Change

Mark’s Musings – Being Part of Change

Change can start with the voice and actions of one person, though it can’t stop there. Real change is dependent on the “many” becoming involved. Do we care enough to become involved? This is a question for us both as individuals, and as churches.

Mark’s Musings – Hope In Grief

Mark’s Musings – Hope In Grief

We all grieve in our own ways, with our own timing. What fits one person, won’t fit another. We need to allow ourselves the time we need. If we find our grief paralyzing us from living our life, however, we might need to seek help. Even in the midst of grief, if we look for it, we can find hope. The hope Christ helps us to travel into a new day. Both grief and hope changes who we are.

Mark’s Musings – Building Community Relationships

Mark’s Musings – Building Community Relationships

If it’s so important for pastors to have relationships with their church members; is it just as critical for church members (along with the pastor) to build strong positive relationships with community members? I’ve been thinking this needs to be a much higher priority than what I’m usually seeing in our United Methodist churches.

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