Mark’s Musings – Thoughts on Lent

Mark’s Musings – Thoughts on Lent

A strange adjustment as a District Superintendent is that I no longer get to plan and lead many special services. As the pastor of a local church, I enjoyed the rhythm of the Christian year. One of my favorite services to plan (OK, I have a lot of favorites!) was Ash...
Mark’s Musings – Self Care

Mark’s Musings – Self Care

This week I realized that I’m suffering from GCSD (General Conference Stress Disorder). Although I don’t believe that this condition has been scientifically recognized, I’m positive that it exists. My symptoms started months before the Called General Conference...
Mark’s Musings – February 27, 2019

Mark’s Musings – February 27, 2019

I have been a Methodist my entire life. Methodism came from my Dad’s side of the family. My Mom’s side of the family was Church of Christ. It wasn’t until I was older that I found out that the Church of Christ believed that I was going to hell because I didn’t belong...
Mark’s Musings – God Recycles

Mark’s Musings – God Recycles

For the past three years I have been enjoying making ornaments out of soda cans. I like the idea that I’m adding value to something that people have thrown away. I have been amazed by how beautiful the cans can be. One of my favorite ornaments to make is a butterfly....
Mark’s Musings – February 5, 2019

Mark’s Musings – February 5, 2019

It’s interesting to know that someone considers me to be their enemy. I’ve thought long and hard, and I can’t come up with anyone that I consider to be my enemy—including this person. Their opinion of me surfaced when my wife realized that she had not seen any of his...

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