Author Archives: Jessica Brodie

Editor's Views October 29, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

My election prayer

By Jessica Connor. Prayer is a powerful, powerful thing. We pray for safety, for health, for strength, for comfort. On prayer lists and church bulletins, in worship and in small groups, we pray for a friend diagnosed with cancer or an acquaintance recently widowed.

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Bishop's Corner October 29, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

A faithful diet

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. Have you ever received words of inspiration from a family member, mentor, teacher or someone you value?

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Bishop's Corner September 24, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

A fresh start

By Bishop Jonathan Holston. There is nothing more spectacular than something new. It signals to all something fresh, original or different than before: new clothes, new school year, new teachers, new outlook, a new start.

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News September 24, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Spirituality and healing: UM physician turns focus to mind-body-medicine and spirituality link

By Jessica Connor. John Simmons, M.D., will never forget the time he and a group of physicians were in a hospital room, crowded around a woman’s bed, talking over her head about what ailed her and how to proceed. When it came time for him to voice his medical opinion, the lifelong United Methodist did something a little unorthodox. He sat down on her bed, reached out and took her hand (which had been restlessly fidgeting the whole time the doctors were there), and looked into her eyes.

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Editor's Views September 24, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Decisions, decisions

By Jessica Connor. “Mom, look – chocolate cereal!” Cameron said, eyes bright in his 6-year-old face. “Oooooooh, Dora cereal!” 4-year-old Avery exclaimed. “Ooh, and strawberries!”

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News August 28, 2012 posted by Jessica Brodie

Stop Hunger Now: Inspired by Greenville District, Greenwood plans hunger relief event

By Jessica Connor. The pictures say it all: children so malnourished they are literally skin and bones, wasting away. Across the world, thousands of children — an estimated 16,000 — die daily from one simple cause: they have nothing to eat. This month, the Greenwood District of The United Methodist Church is stepping up and doing its part to help.

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