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Editor's Views August 25, 2016 posted by

A fresh start

By Jessica Brodie. It doesn’t matter how many years I’ve been out of school—I still celebrate back-to-school season. There’s something about the freshly gleaming pads of paper and neat little boxes of pencils at Target stacked carefully next to rows of neon-colored highlighters and binders that make my heart go pitter-patter.

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A fresh start
Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS
Bishop's Corner April 25, 2016 posted by

The big picture

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. “You’ve got to see the bigger picture!” Frankly, I do not know who is given credit for this phrase, but it shares a significant insight…

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The big picture
Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications
Editor's Views April 25, 2016 posted by

General Conference, here I come

By Jessica Brodie. This month, The United Methodist Church is gearing up for its quadrennial family reunion: General Conference. Yes, “family reunion” was my takeaway from the 2012 General Conference, when this editor stood…

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General Conference, here I come
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Editor's Views March 28, 2016 posted by

Five minutes

By Jessica Brodie. The forced solitude and inherent meditation opportunity in my morning commute has become my favorite time of the day to pray. Lulled into a happy, contemplative place by the hum of the car and the beauty of the coming day spread out in a panorama all around me, it’s a special, peaceful time I cherish and a great way to start the day.

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Five minutes
Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

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