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Farming with fighter pilots and fishing for sheep: The paradoxical portraits of MOSAICS in real life

May 27, 2017

My father left his family farm at 17 to join the Navy. When he was just six years old, his father had taken him to Akron airport to see Charles Lindbergh. Ever since he was hoisted up above the crowd that day, my dad had been trying to get...

Baptismal Breaths

May 20, 2017

I have been snorkeling exactly one time. My wife and I somehow escaped an ice storm that gripped the entire East coast and made our way to the Florida Keyes. The tour boat took us even further south, to a clear expanse where the horizon stretched...

Just as Jesus loves us, so we love; just as Jesus acts, so we are called to act

May 13, 2017

We give thanks for the beautiful bounty of life in nature – the birds that wake us in the morning or those furry friends who greet us when we come home from work. But not many of us rejoice at cleaning those car windows after the songbirds have...

Step by Step

May 6, 2017

The Appalachian Trail runs for 2200 miles, from Georgia to Maine. Only a small sliver of the AT cuts through our Annual Conference, just about 45 miles of trail winding through Harpers Ferry across the Potomac then heading along South Mountain...

Fling Wide the Portals

April 29, 2017

One of the many blessings of serving the people of Ward’s Chapel was worshipping with them in their historic sanctuary. Built stone upon stone from local quarries in the mid-1800s, the founding families deeply rooted in the early Methodist...

Circles of Light

April 22, 2017

What is the first thing you open every morning? The medicine cabinet? The refrigerator door? Your Bible? How about your eyes?