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Invitation to a holy Lenten season

An invitation toLenten prayer

“The invitation to a holy Lent is an invitation to deep inner work, ” says Bishop David Bard. He offers reflections on how grace surrounds acts of repentance and self-examination.

Hope caked with mud

Jesus washing feet

Bishop David Bard anticipates Easter blessings and talks about grief and hope in this month’s edition of A Joyful Journey.

A journey in ashes

Woman receiving ashes on her forehead.

“I invite you, on the heels of General Conference, to observe a holy Lent,” says Michigan Bishop David Bard. His counsel, “slow down and dig deep” in this uncertain time.

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… 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.

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