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26
Nov
2014
Rev. Ceciliah Igweta Appointed Abbot of the Foundation

Rev. Ceciliah Igweta Appointed Abbot of the Foundation

Rev. Ceciliah Igweta has been named Abbot of the Missional Wisdom Foundation, providing spiritual care, missional guidance and accountability for the residents of Epworth houses and for the People of New Day communities.

25
Nov
2014
A few words about words . . .

A few words about words . . .

Written by Lisa Hancock

Justin and Lisa Hancock discuss the sometimes problematic area of language regarding persons who live with disabilities - their own, and those of their families.

27
May
2014
It's UMC Annual Conference Season

It's UMC Annual Conference Season

Welcome to UMC Annual Conferences!

23
Apr
2014
A Thomas Call

A Thomas Call

Written by Justin Hancock

We are called to admit and touch our own suffering, and to stay present to the suffering of others.

26
Feb
2014
Life at the Bonhoeffer House: A Boy From Missouri’s Adventure in Dallas

Life at the Bonhoeffer House: A Boy From Missouri’s Adventure in Dallas

"I had never had an extended conversation with a homeless person but the idea of connecting with people outside of my normal daily interactions fascinated me. In the spirit of the church I grew up in it seemed so simple. Invite people to come and welcome them with smiles and kindness."

21
Jan
2014
New! ABIDE Curriculum - Coming Soon

New! ABIDE Curriculum - Coming Soon

Written by Elaine Heath

ABIDE is a 21-week journey in spiritual formation that is intended to help you and your intentional community develop healthy relationships and practices inside your community, outside with your neighbors, and with anchoring churches and organizations. Each week of the curriculum features a video, a short essay, and reflection questions and activities.

26
Nov
2013
Community Life In Commerce, TX

Community Life In Commerce, TX

Here in Commerce, Texas, we have seven students who began living in intentional community together this August; four women in the Hallelujah House and three men in the Sabbath House. Both houses share a common rule of life that includes prayer, meals together, and a commitment to living in community. But, each household also has a certain quirkiness to how they live out the lifestyle...

24
Oct
2013
MWF Welcomes Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith

MWF Welcomes Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith

There is a look in her eyes that seems to live in awareness with compassion, without entertaining. Love seems to be casting out fear, and Life is growing in this woman who is stepping into the reality of becoming and overflowing. She is learning by living among the homeless population. She tells stories about their hospitality and sharing as all have need. They may have nothing, but they do not seem to complain about sharing what little they may have among them.

16
Aug
2013
Community Finds You Wherever You Go

Community Finds You Wherever You Go

Written by Lisa Hancock

. . . in going on vacation, we also stepped out of the rhythm of communal life. We would have to be more intentional about doing morning prayer since it's just the two of us--which we have done--and we would miss the weekly meal that has become so vital and sacred to us. Interestingly enough, though, there's this thing that happens when you practice something long enough--it moves from an enforced practice to an embodied presence.

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