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Let’s be mindful of the journey

Car on a journey

Advice for the Christian journey. “If we only focus on the end, we and many others will miss wonders and scenes and outlooks that God would love for us to experience,” says the Rev. John Kasper.

Following Jesus is a journey

Journey of more than one way

Joseph Yoo was 23-years-old when he discovered, “My parents and family were all just road marks letting me know what God was attempting to do.” That was the awakening moment of his personal journey of faith.

The Bible keeps us learning

Bible for young and old

Pastor Dillon Burns reflects on how you are never too young or too old for the Bible to teach you about the purpose and meaning of life.

5 practical tips for discernment

Consider these tips

Discovering your calling in life can be scary. Anna Eckelbarger Salas provides some tips that might make the process less intimidating. 

Follow the way of love

Invited to love

Lent is a time to focus on spiritual disciplines. Bishop David Bard calls Michigan United Methodists to intentional focus on the discipline of love through patience, kindness, thoughtfulness, and humility.

Maturity of mind and heart

Infancy to maturity

How do we grow in Christian maturity? Bishop Bard notes that growth is difficult in the social media age. He encourages intellectual curiosity, complex thinking, and a generous spirit. 

Redeeming the season

Season of Prayer

Uncertain times present an opportunity for “redeeming the season,” says Bishop David Bard. He adds, “Redeeming the season remembers that we are involved in a long work.”

Jesus speaks when we are tired

Tired feet on a fall hike

“I’m tired of this!” says the Rev. Jodie Flessner as she navigates a health crisis. She turns to the gospel to find strength and purpose for the journey.

At least show up

Showing up to dance is step one.

She wanted to give up. Then, as a freshman in high school, someone convinced Patricia that an important first step is to “at least show up.” Now she dances.

The long, meandering trek

Moses starts a long journey from Egypt

The struggle for God’s justice may be long but, says the Rev. John Hice, “This is not an excuse to put it off and abide injustices for even a minute.”