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Pastors Pondering

Last week, the Baltimore Washington Conference held its annual meeting. This is the opportunity for pastors, staff and laypersons representing 603 United Methodist congregations across Maryland, the District of Columbia and a sliver of West Virginia gather for...

Midweek Hymn Devotional

INVOCATION and READING Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart; Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art. Thou my best Thought, by day or by night, Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light. (UMH #451 st.1)   John 12: 44-46 44 Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever...

Pastors Pondeing

In Galatians 5:22, the Apostle Paul provides a list of qualities produced in the life of the community of persons who follow Jesus Christ. He calls these the “fruit of the spirt.” When we are connected to God through faith in Jesus Christ, these qualities are evident...

Pastors Pondering

I am briefly pausing my series on the fruit of the spirit here this week in order to talk a bit about “Brave Space.” I was familiar with the idea of “safe space” which is an environment in which people are free to speak and listen without fear of discrimination,...

Midweek Hymn Devotional

INVITATION and READING Where charity and love prevail, there Christ is ever found; brought here together by Christ’s love, by love are we thus bound. (UMH #549, st.1)   1 John 4: 16, 19-21 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love....