Responding to God’s Calling

“When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.” – John Lewis   If you had told me over six years ago, when I entered the ordination journey, that this quote...

Picture the Kingdom

“I want you to picture My kingdom in Uniontown.” The words echoed around me during a time of prayer, an unmistakable message to my heart from the still, small voice of God. In that moment I thought I knew what those words meant. It seemed to me an invitation to step...

Intimacy … With Holy Love, Himself

“God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them” (1 John 4:16). “Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame” (Psalm 34:5). As the North Michigan Conference’s Global Associate Prayer (GAP) missionary, my call is to...

Fruitful Urban Ministry Requires Community Partnerships

Governor George Ryan handed me the Illinois Excellence Award for Hillside Free Methodist Church’s Refugee Ministry. It was a proud moment for the church. Serving refugees in Chicago had never been about awards (though the church received many) but simply about...