Texas survival and endurance

Citizens of weather-beaten Texas resume church life in the midst of personal disruption and loss.

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What promotes hope?

All churches occasionally have “snake-vision.” Here’s how to see the way to hope.

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Making a difference in little bits

In this month’s Drinking the Cup, Rev. John Boley celebrates small, ordinary acts of love.

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Keep watching

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At the start of 2017 one church leader invites the individuals and churches to “do as the Magi and work.”

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Running from hate, standing for love

Today families are fleeing Syria in much the same way the Holy Family fled Judea centuries ago.

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UMW elect Ruby Anderson

The North Central Jurisdiction has elected four new directors of The United Methodist Women.

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Words of hope

In the Gathering Sermon at the 2016 Annual Conference, Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey finds hope in the midst of all our fears.

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Lent in the shadow of cancer

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Sarah Faulman Arthur shares conversations with three writers who reflect on breast cancer, bodies and resurrection hope. Sarah says, “… for women who journey through this season of lament after a devastating health diagnosis, their own bodies are daily reminders of their mortality.” The feature appeared in her-meneutics, a section of Christianity Today that deals with Christian

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Taking it all in

I have often used, as well as heard, the phrase “it is a matter of perspective”. 

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