Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
May 25, 2023 by vmbernard
A few months ago, I sat through an excellent Sabbath School discussion where we tackled the tricky question of “the conference as the storehouse."
March 22, 2023 by vmbernard
Easter is one of the times community members are most likely to attend or visit a new church. But many Seventh-day Adventists are hesitant to host an event associated with this holiday.
September 21, 2022 by vmbernard
My wife and I returned from vacation to find that our garden had really grown. We had some catching up to do to bind the tomato plants and weed the grow boxes. She is, by far, the main gardener, and for that I am thankful. Our garden illustrates how quickly healthy plants grow.
February 02, 2022 by vmbernard
The term “Be still!” is sometimes spoken with frustrated urgency to a child being too active or noisy. But recently I learned that when the verse was first written, the phrase meant “to let go or release.”
August 11, 2021 by vmbernard
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”– Aesop
August 02, 2021 by vmbernard
Have you ever noticed how elusive joy can be?
April 08, 2021 by vmbernard
Over the past few years, I have been going on an identity journey. This journey has been revelatory in many ways. Very little knowledge about my origins and beginning is known. I know I was born in Korea and was in an orphanage in Incheon by the time I was 21 months old.
January 12, 2021 by vmbernard
"The more our lives are oriented around compassion for others, the happier we become as well," says Steve Carlson, chaplain at Kettering College.
June 01, 2020 by vmbernard
My response to events as global as the coronavirus and as specific as the killing of George Floyd is captured in those words: I would be true.
April 29, 2020 by vmbernard
I love it when I have some family vacations scheduled on the calendar. I have had to cancel two trips for this summer already and that is disappointing. ... So how do we respond?