The Lens December 2019 The Journey Continues: An Invitation to Calm in Advent When I was pastoring local churches, I always looked forward to the season of Advent. While it meant more work for me and those involved on the worship team, it also provided a deep sense of tradition, reflection and gentle… Continue Reading The Lens – December 2019
“I was hungry, and you …” How would you finish that sentence? How might federal, state and local governments finish that sentence? In a blog entitled “Feeding the Hungry Is Our Moral and Social Responsibility” Monica Brown Moss puts forth this affirmation: “Speaking as a Christian, I embrace this fundamental truth – what you do… Continue Reading The Lens – November 2019
The Lens – September 2019 “Legacy” It was a warm Saturday morning in August of 2010. We had arisen early to be certain that the family, especially my mother-in-law and my wife, could make it to the arena at the Jackson County Fair (Jackson, Minnesota that is) on time. For many it was… Continue Reading The Lens – September 2019
Jerry DeVine welcomes you to the new website “The Word became flesh and moved into the neighborhood.” (John 1:14a, The Message) This is a soft launch of our new Mid-Michigan District website. Our full district communications team is not yet on board, but on behalf of the district office and Vision Team I want to… Continue Reading Our new home!