District Executive Minister

I WAS JUST THINKING...

I WAS JUST THINKING…

I was just thinking about shaving cream bottles, toothpaste tubes, and Cheez Whiz containers!

I WAS JUST THINKING...

I WAS JUST THINKING…

I was just thinking about nothing at all. For this afternoon, I was in a fog of unknowing that was not producing anything of substance. No idea, no great new thought came to my mind to share with you. Then, I wondered, what if I wrote about nothing at all?

I WAS JUST THINKING...

I WAS JUST THINKING…

The music was so poignant that I got tears in my eyes. “Crying ‘Jesus help me,’” made my very skin crawl and my determination to do something about it get far more advanced than it had been.

I WAS JUST THINKING...

I WAS JUST THINKING…

Oh yes, Zaccheus was a wee little man, at least if that is the song you learned about the story found in Luke 19:1-10! One might picture him as a short little peacock who could not see Jesus. So he climbed a tree, perhaps congratulating himself on getting the best seat in the house without … read on

I WAS JUST THINKING...

I WAS JUST THINKING…

To quote the Apostle Paul, “ I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.” (Romans 7:15 NRSV) That may be the most honest and touching statement made by a Biblical writer. And we may be able to relate to that, at … read on

I WAS JUST THINKING...

I WAS JUST THINKING…

“I will change your name. You shall no longer be called ‘wounded.’ ‘outcast,’ ‘lonely,’ or ‘afraid.’” What a promise!

I WAS JUST THINKING

I WAS JUST THINKING

This Advent season, as all of them I have been alive to see, speaks to us so powerfully of the coming of Light into darkness.

I WAS JUST THINKING

I WAS JUST THINKING

I did a lot of thinking that free afternoon in Berlin, Germany. Walking first to the Potsdamer Platz, I crossed the brick line in the road where the Berlin Wall used to be. 

I WAS JUST THINKING . . .

I WAS JUST THINKING . . .

Recently, I saw some words that would cause many Church of the Brethren spines to stiffen or to wilt in fear and anxiety–the gift of disagreement.  A gift?!!  

So What Is a DEM?

So What Is a DEM?

The answer to the question, “what is a DEM,” is fairly simple.  DEM is not the word in the chorus of Dry Bones, (dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones)!   DEM stands for District Executive Minister.  Now that is not to be confused with superintendents and bishops.  What I believe I am called to do, as … read on