Musings in the Mountain Sky Area

This Christmas, may we find Jesus in the most unlikely of places
- December 22, 2017

Where is Jesus? Are you looking for him this Christmas? The baby who was born in surroundings of greatest poverty is waiting to be found by you. Do you have the courage to look for him in the places where he is most likely to be found?

Re-igniting a Christian movement within the Mountain Sky Area

Re-igniting a Christian movement within the Mountain Sky Area
- December 01, 2017

Staff, laity and clergy in the Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain annual conferences met in small groups Nov. 28 throughout the Mountain Sky Area for a retreat with consultant Rev. Dr. John Wimberly to discuss our shared future together.

Camping connects us to creation, each other & God's love
- July 03, 2017

When I was ordained by Bishop White in the New York Annual Conference, he told my class, “I expect you to spend a week volunteering at camp.” I took those words to heart! I had never been to summer camp until the summer of 1984, when I volunteered to be a program ...

Experience transformation at Spanish-Language, Culture & Social Justice Immersion trip
- June 05, 2017

The Pentecost story is one of my favorites in the Bible. Pilgrims from around the world gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate the 50 days after the Passover. Having been in the old city of Jerusalem, with its narrow streets that crisscross each other like a tangled web, I ...

Prepping for Annual Conference: A Mountain Sky Area Book Study With the Bishop

Prepping for Annual Conference: A Mountain Sky Area Book Study With the Bishop
- May 15, 2017

I want to invite you to join me in a book study as we prepare for Annual Conference. These days we are living in as United Methodists haven’t been easy. We find ourselves on pins and needles as we wonder if The United Methodist Church will turn into the Untied Methodist...

Are you leaving the place better than you found it?
- April 21, 2017

I grew up in a church that had a very active youth group. We worked all year long to raise funds for our MYF (Methodist Youth Fellowship) annual retreat. As soon as school was out, we left for a weeklong retreat. One year, 200 of us went to the Maine coast. Another ...

We all have a part to play as we restore a broken nation
- January 20, 2017

On this inauguration day of the 45th president of the United States, may we pause in prayer for President Donald Trump. The mantle of leadership has been placed upon him. Our success as a nation rests on his success as a leader. May God’s spirit be with him, giving him ...

2017...Bring. It. On.
- January 02, 2017

When the clock struck midnight last night, 525,600 minutes stood before you and 2018. Minutes that have yet to be unwrapped. Minutes that hold untold possibilities. Minutes that could reveal heartache or healing. 525,600 minutes. How will you use them?

For the Living of These Days
- November 14, 2016

Two of the most challenging days I have ever had in my more than 30 years of ministry have been 9-11 and 11-9. when so many came to me for pastoral care. On Wednesday, November 9, the first call came shortly after midnight. An African-American pastor called me in tears,...

Good Friday always leads to Easter

Good Friday always leads to Easter
- November 03, 2016

I was born on Good Friday and raised in a town called Babylon (on Long Island in New York). From my very first breath, the sacred stories of Scripture were woven into the fabric of my life.

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