Blog Posts RSS Blog Posts RSS en-us 1/20/2017 9:48:57 AM "Peace On Earth" “Peace on Earth”   I Was Thinking…   What is the difference between a “peace-maker” and a “... 1/17/2017 Just Thinking... Living into a Dream The Cabinet, along with the Committee on Religion and Race and the Board of Ordained Ministry, ... 1/16/2017 ‘A Billy Sook’ ‘A Billy Sook’ I Was Thinking… With the twelve days of Christmas just completed I find myself ... 1/10/2017 Just Thinking... Change They have said that the only one who likes change is a wet baby, but I disagree. While change may be... 1/9/2017 "Slow Down and Pay Attention" “Slow Down and Pay Attention” I Was Thinking… K-Mart Department Stores used to have the ‘blue ... 1/3/2017 Just Thinking... Gifts from the Wise Ones Just Thinking ...  Well, the Christ Child has come once again, and our lives were touched and will ... 1/2/2017 “Only One Question” “Only One Question” I Was Thinking… I picked up a book not too long ago by Alexandra Horowitz ... 12/20/2016 “Wasted Gifts” “Wasted Gifts” I Was Thinking… NBC News reported that over $1 Billion dollars of gift cards were ... 12/13/2016 “More alike than unalike.” I Was Thinking… During this Advent Season I share with you one of my favorite modern poems by Maya ... 12/6/2016 "Quotes and Sound-bites" “Quotes and Sound-bites” I Was Thinking… There have been a few things I’ve read or heard lately that... 11/29/2016 Just Thinking... And Being Thankful Yes, I'm thinking about how thankful I am to God for all God's goodness to me.  As is my tradition ... 11/21/2016 "Be Kind"   I Was Thinking… Abraham Heschel once wrote, “When I was young I admired clever people.  Now that ... 11/15/2016 Just Thinking... And Reflecting after the Election I thought you might like to see a letter from Bishop Ough, President of the Council of Bishops, to ... 11/14/2016 Right Place at the Right Time I Was Thinking… Does the name Steve Bartman mean anything to you?  If you are a baseball fan then ... 11/8/2016 Just Thinking ... About God's Generosity When I think back over my life, I am blessed to see the hands of God showering me with the ... 11/7/2016 The Grass is Greener The Grass is Greener I Was Thinking… “We live in a competitive society that focuses on making it.  ... 11/1/2016 Just Thinking... and Casting a Vote Just Thinking ...   I voted! Yes, I left work on Wednesday a little bit early and made my way into ... 10/31/2016 Kitchen Table Conversations I Was Thinking… I was reared in a United Methodist Local Pastor’s home.  My youngest memory is of ... 10/25/2016 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 Challenges Like This I Was Thinking… The iconic legend Arnold Palmer died recently and for many there has been grief over... 10/18/2016 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
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