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Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey reflects on the awesome significance of General Conference.

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Keeping quiet, feeling alone

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One seemingly “upbeat person” talks about the day the fog of depression began to lift.

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Sports and spirituality

Seminary professor Mark Stamm explores, in scholarly writing and in liturgy, how baseball connects with culture and Christian faith.

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Recipes with roots

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A granddaughter recounts how her grandmother lives on through time in the kitchen with her cookbook.

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Water and piggyback rides

Chelsea Spyres, missionary serving at the NOAH Project, reflects on an afternoon spent in Flint, Michigan.

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Is America less religious?

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“Dave Smith, whose family has farmed potatoes and supported a church in rural Michigan for generations, is finding that lately he’s been getting a lot more out of prayer, Bible reading, and Sunday school.”

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Chicks Know Church

CHARMAINE ROBLEDO Mountain Sky Area UMC In response to the popular “Chuck Knows Church,” four United Methodist clergywomen in the Yellowstone Annual Conference have come together to offer “Chicks Know Church.”

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Train up a child

BENTON HEISLER Director of Connectional Ministries, WMC “If you make my Word your home, you will indeed be my disciples.  You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”  (John 8:13 New Jerusalem Bible) If you have been reading previous articles, you understand that this verse guides the focus of my monthly

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Faithful intentions for the New Year

LAURENS GLASS United  Methodist Communications New Year’s Resolutions have always been a very pass/fail sort of test for me.

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Home words bound

“If you make my Word your home, you will indeed be my disciples.  You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:13 New Jerusalem Bible.)

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