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Latinos separated by a wall of fear

Latinos are separated physically and spiritually by the border wall between Mexico and US.

National Spanish Heritage Month is a time to examine critical issues for Latinos. “Addressing racism requires more than resolutions and specialized minority ministries,” one retired pastor writes.

The point of the scissors

The Rev. Sondra Willobee reflects on police and protesters as she re-assembles a pair of kitchen scissors. She says, “We should look for the things that hold us together.”

God bless the boy in the canoe

Kayak meets canoe on Platte River

The Rev. Jack Harnish and friend enjoy a Sunday morning trip on the Platte River. An eight-year-old boy in a canoe with his grandparents shared words “that will stick with me,” Jack says.

Words from the workshop

Old drill in a workshop

The Rev. Benton Heisler calls pondering life alone with God in your favorite workshop a home improvement project. “We are living in that tension of the Kingdom of God being both here and now … This is not our eternal home.”

Loss and learning

Bishop Bard at computer

What does it take to remain faithful during a season of loss? Bishop David Bard asserts that, as followers of Jesus, learning about self-giving love is important.

Panelists urge action on race issues

James Lawson in Washington, one of four panelists in town hall.

Four civil rights veterans encourage people of faith to get involved. Panelists speak out for justice during a United Methodist town hall with the theme, “Seasoned leaders discuss dismantling racism.”

God is making things new

Butterfly symbolizes God is present

We live in challenging times, says the Rev. Scott Harmon. He encourages churches to be ready for transformation as they follow the Holy Spirit into the new thing that God is doing in our midst.

Join in prayer for Korean peace

Korean flags

2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War. A young immigrant expresses her earnest hope that there will no longer be a border between the north and the south.

Small moments

A few moments of calm for Bishop David Bard.

A morning TV show reminds Bishop David Bard of the importance of small moments for happiness. He expresses gratitude for such times he has experienced in the weeks just past.

Time to wade into the waves

Man wading in waves

Ten years ago the Heisler family spent time in the waves of Lake Michigan. Much has changed but individuals and congregations continue to ride the waves of change. “Put on your gear!”