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Too Many Books? Give Them a New Home Through the Literacy Initiative

Too Many Books? Give Them a New Home Through the Literacy Initiative

Take a moment and locate the closest book to you right now. Maybe it’s on the bookshelf behind you. Perhaps it is in your bag. If you’re an e-book fan, it could even be in your pocket. I’d venture a guess that, if you’re like me, there is a book within 10 feet of you...

Cheerleading Vaccines is the Wesleyan Way

Cheerleading Vaccines is the Wesleyan Way

What an honor it was to be in the last class ever taught by the Rev. Dr. John Farthing at Hendrix College, John Wesley and Methodism. It was in that very class I first learned of John Wesley’s ministry of healthcare to the sick and the poor. One of the books I love...

SAD and CAD

SAD and CAD

I will always remember Wednesday, March 11, 2020. That was the day it became clear COVID-19 was becoming so dangerous I needed to immediately cancel all in-person events for the Arkansas Annual Conference. It was the beginning of a journey that has caused unspeakable...

Hope, Prayer, and Understanding in 2021

Hope, Prayer, and Understanding in 2021

I’m not the biggest fan of making New Year’s resolutions. I’m not knocking the desire to better myself in ways that benefit my health, finances, empathy toward others, spiritual beliefs, whatever it may be. I just don’t think that waiting until the end of one year and...

Replacing Masks of Hate with Masks of Love

Replacing Masks of Hate with Masks of Love

“Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”As we embrace this advent season, we are called to reflect on what 2020 has meant to us all. The year 2020 has called humanity to look honestly and earnestly at itself. To...