Small moments

A morning TV show reminds Bishop David Bard of the importance of small moments for happiness. He expresses gratitude for such times he has experienced in the weeks just past … Waking up and getting ready for work a couple of days following annual conference, and most days work is just down the hall. I… Continue Reading Small moments

Next faithful steps

The road to a just society in America stretches before us. Bishop David Bard encourages all to take faithful steps in working against racism while walking the road with Christ … If you say, “Look, we did not know this” – does not the Weigher of Hearts discern? ~ Proverbs 24:12a Walking you make the road.… Continue Reading Next faithful steps

Pastors, prophets, politics, & pandemics

In this month’s Joyful Journey blog, Bishop David Bard, with heart broken open, talks about the appropriate place of politics in our decision making about coronavirus and actions against racism …

Hard travelin’

Reflecting on Paul and Woodie Guthrie, Bishop David Bard talks about some things we are learning during this hard time of global pandemic … “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death… Continue Reading Hard travelin’

Fear, faith, and Easter

Coronavirus has impacted us all. Bishop David Bard explores the nature of fear and the human response to it. He concludes, “So, maybe Easter is about both fear and joy.”… There was a moment a few days ago, a powerful moment when an overwhelming feeling flooded through me. I felt I was having a dream,… Continue Reading Fear, faith, and Easter

A Joyful Journey

Bishop Bard looks back at the 2018 Michigan Annual Conference in response to members’ feedback …