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Mark’s Musings – Showing Appreciation

Mark’s Musings – Showing Appreciation

I was pastoring in Sierra Vista when I heard he committed suicide. Rev. Larry DeLong started pastoring the Presbyterian church in Green Valley five months before I started pastoring the United Methodist church in neighboring Sahuarita in 2009. Two Sundays ago, I heard Valley Presbyterian Church has a new permanent senior pastor for the first time since Rev. DeLong. It is hard on a church to have their pastor die. I can only imagine how hard it is on a church when their pastor commits suicide. Did you know pastors can get depressed?

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The Character of a Methodist

The Character of a Methodist

Have you ever thought something like this, “there’s just something special about that person?” You came into their presence, or observed what they were doing and found yourself inspired? Who was that person? What did you admire about her/him?

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Seasons

Seasons

In this era of social media and 24-hour news, it is easy to become focused on the latest tweet or developing story, to lose the sense of seasons of life in our world, in our churches, in our individual lives.

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Bringing Life to Dry Places

Bringing Life to Dry Places

Living in the desert, we know a lot about dry places. How do we bring life to these dry places? Even in the desert there is rain. The question is whether the rain soaks into the soil or runs off. This is an issue J. David Bamberger faced.

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JFON: 20 years of service to immigrants

JFON: 20 years of service to immigrants

Justice for Our Neighbors, which provides legal aid to low-income immigrants and educates communities about the U.S. immigration system, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Warren Gill sat down with Rob Rutland-Brown, national executive director of JFON, for a question-and-answer session.

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