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 posts on Facebook for a long time.

Mark’s Musings – January 22, 2019

Mark’s Musings – January 22, 2019

It seems to me that God has a way of preparing us for our future. Often, in ways that are hardly noticed when they are happening. When I was pondering this article, I opened a fortune cookie. It said: “Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity”. How frequently do we attribute something to luck, when it really comes from God both preparing us, and giving us opportunities?

Register today for the Western Jurisdiction Disaster Academy

Register today for the Western Jurisdiction Disaster Academy

The Western Jurisdiction Disaster Academy is being held in Phoenix Arizona March 28-31 of 2019.  This training opportunity will connect you with trainers from UMCOR and disaster coordinators across the country who will equip and prepare you to mobilize your...

Beginning on February 3rd the Desert Southwest Conference will be Praying Our Way Forward

Beginning on February 3rd the Desert Southwest Conference will be Praying Our Way Forward

Prayer is one of the essential ways we connect to God and to one another, and in preparation for General Conference 2019, prayer will be one way we can all participate in this unique and significant event in the life of our church and our connection. Beginning January...

Fraud in the Church

Fraud in the Church

From the time they were born, George and I raised our daughters in the church. We wanted to raise them to have hearts open to all people. We struggled though, with how to raise them to seek the best in all people and be safe for we knew there were people who would use their trust to harm them.

Surprise Blessings

Surprise Blessings

A surprise blessing this last Sunday morning at church was an infant baptism. This baptism was for a very young baby boy. Infant baptisms are a time when I think about both the future and the past. I love thinking about the future that God has planned for this little...

Making Church a Home

Making Church a Home

I felt a bit wary as we entered the parking lot of the church. My wife and I were visiting our daughter in Maryland, and we wanted to go to a Christmas Eve service. The church that we chose in 2017 was not the best experience, so this year we tried a different church....

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