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Further from home and closer to God

Hiking away from home in the hills

Rev. Benton Heisler explains that no matter how many miles we travel from home, in joy and in discouragement, God is there to take us in and show us love.

Five generations on the farm

Learning to use the tools on the farm.

In this month’s blog, Home Words Bound, the Rev. Benton Heisler recalls life on the farm in Indiana and ponders the future of The United Methodist Church.

Remember the essentials

Robin in nest

As we move toward Easter and the promise of new life, the Rev. Benton Heisler encourages all to keep focused on the essentials that unite us in God through Jesus Christ.

God is in the room

Child's hands on a Bible

The Rev. Benton Heisler looks back on his childhood relationship with Aunt Peggy. She nurtured in him a love of scripture and a desire to share God’s grace with others.

Time to renew your heart

Bible with cross and chalice

In his latest blog “Home Words Bound,” the Rev. Benton Heisler reminds us of ten questions John Wesley asked to encourage his followers to journey toward wholeness, then and now.

A new year, a new stillness

Rocky and Pumpkin, two beloved members of the Heisler home.

United Methodists in the state have come through a year of change. Now January 1, 2019 is the official “first day” of the new Michigan Conference.

With thanksgiving

Children praying at dinner

In this edition of Home Words Bound, the Rev. Benton Heisler overcomes anxiety with hope and looks forward to thanksgiving.

First impressions reflect Christ

Hand sharing bread

What do disciples do? In this month’s Home Words Bound, Rev. Benton Heisler, Director of Connectional Ministry, explains how important first impressions are, in the church and in the community.

Home Words Bound

Rev. Benton Heisler finds strength and comfort in scripture as he leaves a familiar neighborhood to “go, when and where the Bishop appoints me.”

Construction Zone

As the “construction” of the Michigan Conference nears completion, Rev. Benton Heisler thanks all for their patience.

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