Abundant Life, Conversations, Discipleship, Domestic Violence, Education, Faith, Gender, Global United Methodist Church, Health, Mission, Sexuality, Social Action, Social Justice, Solidarity, Transforming the World, Under 18, Wellness, Whole Community, Women

The Sacred Worth of Women and Girls

Guest Post from Katey Zeh, Director of Healthy Families, Healthy Planet Initiative of the United Methodist Church: When I began writing this piece, I was stopped abruptly by the amazingly weird sensation of the right side of my belly leaping upward.  I’m currently thirty weeks pregnant with our first child, a daughter. For years I’ve… Continue reading The Sacred Worth of Women and Girls

Abundant Life, Agricultural Community, Social Justice, Southwest Iowa, The Great Commission, Whole Community

MUMMs the Word

I've had a hard time sleeping this week.  It started on Monday after a long drive from North Central Iowa to Southwest Iowa and 3 hours of Vacation Bible School in the Coin United Methodist Church. I was spending a couple of days with Cherie Miner, the new director of MUMMS (Mobile United Methodist Missionaries),… Continue reading MUMMs the Word

Abundant Life, Reconciliation, Social Justice, The Great Commission, Transforming the World, Whole Community

Be Reconciled to One Another

In two separate entries for the definition of the word "reconciliation," I think I see the seeds of one of the biggest issues facing American Christians today. There is an entry which says that reconciliation is the "restoration of friendly relations," and the next entry says "reconciliation is the action of making one belief or… Continue reading Be Reconciled to One Another

Abundant Life, Compassion, Creation, Discipleship, Economy, Faith, Gifts, Mission, New People, New Places, Schools, Social Action, Social Justice, Solidarity, Transforming the World, Wellness, Whole Community

Talk Is Cheap

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” ― Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC There are a lot of opinions out there. There are a lot of different ways to use our reason and our intellect to convince ourselves that we are OK, or that… Continue reading Talk Is Cheap