Guest Blogger: Kayla Cole *This is the fourth in a series of posts on Lenten Prayer Practices. I am not a monk; I am a disciple, and a rather distracted one at that. But I do have an advantage over Jesus’ disciples: I’ve got stories of their failures and lapses of intelligence to make me … Continue reading Prayer: The Real Way
Guest Blogger: Kayla Cole *This is the third in a series of posts on Lenten Prayer Practices. So, I was finally making good progress cramming the next day’s bible study (never mind that it was probably my seventh time sitting down to do it that morning…) when my attention was completely arrested by a song. … Continue reading Prayer: The Composer’s Way
Guest Blogger: Kayla Cole *This is the second in a series of posts on Lenten Prayer Practices. I found the following in a Celtic worship resource: God is Breath, for the breath of the wind is shared by all, goes everywhere; nothing shuts it in, nothing holds it prisoner. -Maximus the Confessor, a seventh century … Continue reading Prayer: The Irish Way
Guest Blogger: Kayla Cole *This is the first of a series of posts on Lenten Prayer Practices. Let’s face it: In this day and age, committing to anything more than breathing for 40 solid days is pretty miraculous. Unless you’re a monk, maybe. Yeah, me neither. As I sit typing this, I realize that I’m … Continue reading Prayer: The Mystic’s Way
Guest Blogger: Shari Bechler Have you ever gone to your pantry, stared at its contents, and wondered, what could I possibly make for dinner with these ingredients? You are not alone—we have all been there! Now imagine that you have little money to purchase additional groceries. Not only do you have the dilemma of what … Continue reading What’s for dinner?
Guest Blogger: Joan Doney In late October 2016, four women from GUMchurch boarded a big bus with 29 other women from mid and West Michigan for a Go and See Mission Trip. We visited several places our United Methodist Women’s Mission Funds help support. Red Bird Mission was one of the missions we visited. We are … Continue reading Eyewitness Mission
Guest Blogger: Kelly Chambers For years, when I thought of Toys for Tots, it was of the giant cardboard boxes with the big red letters and trains I saw during the holidays at the bank, bowling alley or dentist office. Or maybe of seeing US Marines marching in a parade with a locomotive float. I … Continue reading Toys for Tots