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A Conversation with US2’s about Poverty and Race

On Saturday morning, Chelsea Spyres (one of my Global Mission Fellow prayer partners and one of my closest friends) co-delivered the Young People’s Address to General Conference. Chelsea is one of the most genuine and compassionate individuals I know, and … Continue reading

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A Chance to Vote

Serving as a reserve delegate comes with both joys and challenges. Joys: There’s less pressure! If I need to take an hour for my health (read: sanity), I can do that and not feel guilty about missing a vote or … Continue reading

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The View of General Conference from a Marshal’s Perspective

I like to think of my role as the official greeter of the General Conference! Imagine a Walmart greeter. And since I enjoy talking to people, it is a perfect fit! Most folks I encounter are pleasant, courteous, and appreciative of our help. Marshals help people find where they are going, problem solve, and contact help if it is serious (i.e. – yesterday someone passed out in a meeting and the paramedics had to be called). Continue reading

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RULE 44 is NOT FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS

It isn’t that today was a surprise. It’s just that it was a disappointment. I knew all along that we were fighting an uphill battle. Although our blog policy (if families can also make policy) is that we don’t dwell … Continue reading

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“Why are you staring at us?”

Adapted from today’s sermon on Acts 3:1-19. Why are you staring at us? I’ve been preoccupied this week, thinking about General Conference and preparing to leave for this global gathering of United Methodists.  There are petitions to read and perspectives … Continue reading

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