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Views May 25, 2012 posted by

Invitations

By Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor. The services of worship during the General Conference of our United Methodist Church are always meaningful. It is wonderful to praise God with brothers and sisters from around the world. The visible reminders that the Spirit of God is at work in near and distant places are magnificent. As at the first Pentecost, the Holy Spirit continues to breathe life into the church.

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Views February 24, 2012 posted by

Matching pastors, local churches

By Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor. Whether you sit in the pew or stand in the pulpit each Sunday, the appointment process is important to United Methodists. Churches grow to love their pastors and pastors grow to love their churches. It is a very special relationship.

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Views April 26, 2011 posted by

The Connection

By Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor. One of the things that I love most about our United Methodist Church is the connection. From the beginning, Methodists have realized that you can’t do it alone. Great things are accomplished for Jesus Christ when we work together.

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Views December 21, 2010 posted by

Making all things new

By Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor. The possibilities that come with a new year are always intriguing to me. I am somewhat amazed when we get the opportunity to start out fresh in a new year. I am always surprised that another year has passed.

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Views September 1, 2010 posted by

Vital Churches

By Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor. Does your church have life and vitality? Is it an essential part of your life? There are some ways you can help your church thrive.

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Views July 30, 2010 posted by

The Wow Factor

By Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor. Every once in a while, the only word that can begin to describe it is “wow.” It is the spontaneous expression reserved for those times when something stops the routine, wakes us up and grabs our attention. In wonder and amazement, we are stopped right in our tracks. Our expectations have been exceeded. Something has touched us deeply, and we want to talk about it.

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Views April 1, 2010 posted by

Trust

By Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor. It is interesting whom we are willing to trust. Each time I get on an airplane, I place my life in the hands of a pilot I have never seen. I simply expect that there is a person sitting behind the controls who has been trained and knows what she or he is doing.

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Views December 22, 2009 posted by

Unintended Consequences

By Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor. The first time I saw it, it scared me to death. We were coming home in the evening, and the car headlights illuminated the red eyes of a large rat-like animal crossing the street into our front yard. Instead of a very fat rat, we decided it was a very round opossum.

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Views October 30, 2009 posted by

From a grateful heart

By Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor. I do not know anyone who gets excited about paying bills. In fact sometimes we get mad when the notice due arrives in the mail.

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