Blog Posts RSS Blog Posts RSS en-us 10/24/2016 8:05:34 PM Just Thinking... Crying over Spilt Milk? Just Thinking ...   There is an old saying, "Don't cry over spilt milk."  The saying is an age-old ... 10/24/2016 Just Thinking... Outreach and Teach? It is almost Halloween. I am reading that many of our churches are planning outreach to the ... 10/17/2016 What Would Happen There I sat in our family room glued to the television watching another Presidential Debate. All of ... 10/11/2016 Just Thinking... The New Look of Ministry I was privileged to attend the Board of Ordained Ministry Quadrennial Training in Chicago this past ... 10/10/2016 Just Thinking... about Room at the Table Just Thinking ...   Recently one of the great United Methodist theologians, Dr. Ted Campbell, spoke ... 9/19/2016 Just Thinking... Continuing to Learn   Just Thinking ...   We never stop learning, and, if we do, it means we are dead. I have heard ... 9/12/2016 A Serious Call In his Plain Account of Christian Perfection, John Wesley wrote that early in his Oxford years as a ... 9/8/2016 Just Thinking... About Our Labor So you just came through another low Sunday in worship. Don't be discouraged or downcast. Don't let ... 9/5/2016 Just Thinking... Life Verses There was a period of time, not to long ago, that everyone was discovering their "life verses" from ... 8/29/2016 Just Thinking... Big Hearts Just Thinking ... "A man with a big heart!" I heard this phrase over and over from those who came... 8/22/2016 Just Thinking... about Sharing Just Thinking ... The third part of our Vision statement as a district lifts up the aspect of ... 8/15/2016 Just Thinking... A "Can't Miss" Invitation You are cordially invited to attend the  Service of Installation  for Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson on ... 8/1/2016 Just Thinking... about Excellence in Worship Just Thinking ... Worship is still one of the chief portals for guests to enter the faith ... 8/1/2016 Just Thinking... Exciting Days Ahead Just Thinking ... Time stands still for no one, not even the Church of Jesus Christ. Ours is a ... 7/25/2016 Just Thinking... Answers to Prayers God answers the prayers of a sinful person. Even when we fail God, God is faithful to us. The sin of... 7/18/2016 Just Thinking.... about Family Just Thinking ... I want to thank each of you for the prayers offered up on my behalf when I shared... 7/11/2016 Just Thinking .... Starting Another Year Together Just Thinking  ... On June 16th, I began my sixth year as your Superintendent. I remember the joy ... 6/20/2016 Just Thinking... Rainy Days and Mondays Just Thinking  -  Rainy Days & Mondays I grew up in era when the music was not always easy to ... 6/13/2016 Just Thinking.... A Season of Slience and Prayer JUST THINKING ... A Season of Silence and Prayer   Some of you have been blessed to serve as ... 5/23/2016 Just Thinking... Hope JUST THINKING ... Hope In these days of conferencing where many voices are being heard and many ... 5/16/2016 Just Thinking... " After the Loving" JUST THINKING ... "After the  Loving..." It all started in February with a couple of days here and... 5/9/2016 Just Thinking.... Dateline: Portugal Bishop Watson asked David Naglee and me to represent him at  the 145th Synod of the Methodist Church... 5/2/2016 Assistant Pastor-Sugar Hill UMC Sugar Hill UMC (Sugar Hill, GA) is looking to fill the position of Assistant Pastor. This person ... 4/25/2016 Just Thinking ...  "Have you heard who's going to ...." Just Thinking ...  "Have you heard who's going to ...." "I Heard It Through The Clergy Grapevine" I ... 4/18/2016 Just Thinking... How Is It with Your Body and Soul? "How is it with your body and soul?" This is the question that we, as Cabinet members, are asked ... 4/11/2016 Just Thinking... about General Conference There are so many agenda items coming before our General Conference in May. Yes, you read correctly,... 4/4/2016 Just Thinking... Recognizing the Risen Jesus Just Thinking  - From Courtney T. Ball as published in Ministry Matters You may not recognize ... 3/28/2016 Just Thinking... about Holy Week Just Thinking  - Holy Week 2016   "To be deeply Christian is to know and to live out the conviction... 3/21/2016 Just Thinking... A Prophetic Word, Maybe? Please, can we not stop the hate?!? I am so weary of our presidential campaigning and the attitude... 3/14/2016 Just Thinking... Continuing on the Lenten Journey Just Thinking ...   How is your Lenten journey progressing? Are you still giving up what you gave ... 3/7/2016 Just Thinking... It's That Time of Year It's the most wonderful time of the year With the SPRC not telling And everyone asking you "What do ... 2/29/2016 And Are We Yet Alive? And Are We yet Alive?  “Leaving Bristol after preaching at five, in the evening I preached at ... 2/15/2016 Just Thinking... What Is Good Worship? Allow me to bring us back to the topic of "What is good worship?"  I am enjoying my Doctoral studies... 2/15/2016 Just Thinking... and Celebrating Black History Month February is Black History Month, and I hope you will take the time to reflect on the power and ... 2/8/2016 Just Thinking... about Mental Health Month I have enough trouble keeping up with my wedding anniversary that I cannot not remember other dates ... 2/1/2016 Just Thinking... The Power of Prayer for General Conference Love/Unity - Lord, I lift up our love for one another as a body. Help us purify ourselves by obeying... 1/25/2016 Just Thinking... and Asking "What is Good Worship?" Just Thinking ... This week Dr. Ed Phillips asked my DMin cohort to consider a question for ... 1/18/2016 Just Thinking... New Beginnings and New Attitudes I had a fantastic week! I was kind of dreading it, if I am to be honest with you. After all I had ... 1/11/2016 Just Thinking... and Praying for the New Year Oh my soul I'll worship Your Holy name You're rich in love And You're slow to anger Your name is ... 1/4/2016 Just Thinking.... An Advent Prayer for you Just Thinking ... A prayer for Advent from our Roman Catholic sisters and brothers: Come, ... 12/14/2015 Just Thinking... Prepping for Christmas versus Adventing Just Thinking ... Why does it seem to take more energy to decorate and prepare the house for Advent... 12/7/2015 Just Thinking... Heading into Advent Just Thinking ... Advent is here, and the rush to the manger begins. As you personally move toward ... 11/30/2015 Just Thinking... and Giving Thanks How did it get to be Thanksgiving again? Well, I ,for one, am excited that it is the season of ... 11/23/2015 Just Thinking... About Balance Just Thinking   We are called to be pastor, prophet, and priest. I realize that some of us have ... 11/16/2015 Just Thinking... About Being Stretched Just Thinking   Why is God stretching me so much? I do not know about you, but I am constantly ... 11/9/2015 Just Thinking... the Greatest False Idol I was sent a link the other day to a fellow pastor's blog. John Pavlovitz is a pastor in North ... 11/2/2015 Just Thinking... Heroes and Saints There are so many unsung heroes in our communities today. I want to encourage all of you to look ... 10/26/2015 Just Thinking... And Remembering Our Titans Several years ago there was a movie with Denzel Washington titled, Remember the Titans. It was a ... 10/19/2015 Just Thinking... Inclusion and Wholeness Just Thinking I have been thinking during this semester of my Doctor of Ministry program that maybe... 10/12/2015 Just Thinking... Being the Church in our Society JUST THINKING "United Methodist Bishop Kenneth H. Carter Jr. cited The United Methodist Church's ... 10/5/2015
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