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The word is... examine
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Ancient church mothers and fathers often greeted one another with the phrase, “Give me a word.” This greeting led to the sharing of insights and wisdom. Today we continue this tradition with this monthly column. EXAMINE By Rev. Mandy SayersPastor, Covenant UMC, Gaithersburg My...

What are YOU reading, pastor?
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We asked several leading pastors in the Baltimore-Washington Conference about the books they’re reading. We asked what they would recommend to others, what books have influenced their thinking and ministry the most, what one book they would include in a library for spiritual leaders, and what...

The word is... exercise
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Ancient church mothers and fathers often greeted one another with the phrase, “Give me a word.” This greeting led to the sharing of insights and wisdom. Today we continue this tradition with this monthly column. EXERCISE By Rev. Mandy SayersPastor, Covenant UMC, Gaithersburg I...

The word is ... exhale
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Ancient church mothers and fathers often greeted one another with the phrase, “Give me a word.” This greeting led to the sharing of insights and wisdom. Today we continue this tradition with this monthly column. EXHALE By Rev. Mandy SayersPastor, Covenant UMC, Gaithersburg Happy...

What men should be saying right about now
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The cascading list of some very public figures being held accountable during this “Season of Reckoning” calls the rest of us men to account for a double standard we have allowed to exist for far too long, rooted in untethered, privileged male conduct.

New book weaves threads of hope
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I love the metaphor of the red thread. It’s that thought or theme that runs through lives, events, relationships and history. It can be anything — love, greed, thirst, darkness, a passion for winning, homecomings. Mundane or profound, unexpected or rote, the red thread weaves its way through...

The word is...remember
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Ancient church mothers and fathers often greeted one another with the phrase, “Give me a word.” This greeting led to the sharing of insights and wisdom. Today we continue this tradition with this monthly column. remember By Rev. Mandy SayersPastor, Covenant UMC, Gaithersburg At...