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All is calm?

Girl gazing at Advent candle

On this month’s Joyful Journey, Bishop David Alan Bard considers the true focus of Advent. He encourages each person to “let your soul rest in the amazing Love of God.”

A Joyful Journey

In his November blog, Bishop David Bard remains profoundly grateful even though the “difficulties before us as a country, as a world, and as a United Methodist Church, are real.”

Generous generosity

Helping Hands

Bishop David A. Bard, The Michigan Area, talks about the kind of generosity that begins with the lavish love of God, not with our wallets, check books or credit cards …  If you have not already heard, The United Methodist Church, at its last General Conference in 2016, added a continuing education and evaluation requirement… Continue Reading Generous generosity

A joyful journey

Potter's Hands at work

Bishop David A. Bard speaks about clay vessels as he announces opportunities to listen and converse, with him and Michigan delegates, around questions and concerns about the 2019 General Conference.

Annual Conference in August

In this July edition of his blog, A Joyful Journey, Bishop Bard looks back at the 2018 Michigan Annual Conference in response to member feedback on a variety of issues.

A Joyful Journey

At mid-year 2018, Bishop David Bard does some looking backward and looking forward.

Speak gently

Bishop David A. Bard reflects on the scriptural value of listening to each other with respect.

Where is Easter now?

The day called Easter is over but the hope that the holiday promises lives on.

Billy Graham’s world

In this edition of “A Joyful Journey,” Bishop Bard traces the social justice dimensions of his faith to Billy Graham.

Love and Lent

In this edition of A Joyful Journey, Bishop David Bard shares a Lenten love story.