A New Perspective

Once again, I’ve chosen a recent page from the “Lead Like Jesus” devotional series to frame this month’s article, and in so doing, address some changes and opportunities in our Alexandria District and the Virginia Conference to give us a new perspective.  The...

A Message of Hope

Some of you may have seen the recent message (available through LaityNet) from our Conference Lay Leader Martha Stokes … it’s a message of hope – renewed hope, restored hope, and rekindled hope.  Renewed hope in that the majority of adults in our country may be...

Entitlement or Blind Spots?

(Adapted from a few recent “Lead Like Jesus” devotions and reflecting on recent events in our nation) The world is obsessed with status and entitlement.  It was as true in the ancient world as it is today.  Jesus’ choice to lead by serving stood in stark...

Neighboring

“Good morning, neighbor!” I have heard myself say these exact words on more than one occasion recently. My husband and I established a routine during our COVID-19 lockdown of taking a walk through the neighborhood each morning. As we walk, we often see the same groups...