http://www.ngumc.org Blog Posts RSS Blog Posts RSS en-us 8/24/2017 6:43:18 AM “How Much Does a Miracle Cost?” http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/9100162 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/9100162 I Was Thinking… She made her way six blocks to that small town’s drug store (as they called it).  ... 8/22/2017 re:Vision - BBQ Bob Blues Festival http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/re-vision-bbq-bob-blues-festival-9099632 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/re-vision-bbq-bob-blues-festival-9099632 By Rev. Theresa Coleman On September 9 Walnut Grove UMC will host “Barbeque Bob” Blues Festival, a ... 8/21/2017 'Not So Anymore' http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/not-so-anymore-9043219 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/not-so-anymore-9043219 I Was Thinking… It used to be that the world seemed so big.  Watching the news on television of ... 8/15/2017 re:Vision - Serving God, Serving Neighbor at Ariel Bowen UMC http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/re-vision-serving-god-serving-neighbor-at-ariel-bowen-umc-9025028 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/re-vision-serving-god-serving-neighbor-at-ariel-bowen-umc-9025028   By Rev. Arundel Hope Thursday, July 20, was a day filled with anxiety, excitement, anticipation, ... 8/14/2017 Jump Off the Page http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/jump-off-the-page-8981334 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/jump-off-the-page-8981334   I Was Thinking… Have you ever had words jump off the page at you?  You were reading a book; an ... 8/8/2017 re:Vision - Respite Care Serves Community http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/re-vision-respite-care-serves-community-8982872 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/re-vision-respite-care-serves-community-8982872 (Photo: United Methodist Communications) By Julie Wright The Alzheimer’s Association estimates the ... 8/7/2017 Hiccups http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/hiccups-8908835 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/hiccups-8908835   I Was Thinking… A woman went to the doctor’s office where she was seen by one of the younger ... 8/1/2017 Poker Faces http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8833157 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8833157 I Was Thinking… Have you seen the present day television advertisement for Toyota where the man has... 7/25/2017 Lifelong Learner http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8757495 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8757495 I Was Thinking… One of the greatest compliments a person can give another person is “They are ... 7/18/2017 'Be Kind' http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/be-kind-8736338 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/be-kind-8736338   I Was Thinking… Kindness is an amazing gift.  It is listed in the Paul’s famous list of the ‘... 7/11/2017 ‘Falling Upward’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8590564 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8590564   I Was Thinking… Have you ever fallen up a flight of stairs?  I have and it is an experience that ... 6/27/2017 Atlanta Emory District... http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/atlanta-emory-district-8555692 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/atlanta-emory-district-8555692 Welcome our new District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Mike Long.   6/21/2017 ‘Power of Together’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8537945 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8537945 I Was Thinking… My first trip to Annual Conference was as a Youth Delegate.  Leon Goodman and I ... 6/20/2017 ‘Forgiveness Please’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8470901 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8470901   I Was Thinking… I read an indicting statement in Robert Benson’s book Punching Holes in the Dark.... 6/13/2017 'Adjusting Our Sails’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8426932 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8426932 I Was Thinking… The late astronaut James Irwin once said, “You might think going to the moon was ... 6/6/2017 Just Thinking... United and Together http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-united-and-together-8393336 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-united-and-together-8393336 Just Thinking ...   You know by now I believe with all my heart that the Way Forward for us as The... 6/5/2017 Just Thinking... And Celebrating PKs http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/celebrating-pks-8386805 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/celebrating-pks-8386805 There are a lot of graduations photos being shown on Facebook. It is thrilling to see the ... 5/29/2017 'Security' http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/security-8308289 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/security-8308289 I Was Thinking… As I rode into work I was stopped at a traffic light beside a Cobb County school ... 5/23/2017 'Position is Everything' http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/position-is-everything-8282358 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/position-is-everything-8282358 I Was Thinking… Someone once said, “You can never see the sunrise by looking west.”  I happen to ... 5/16/2017 Just Thinking... More Changes Ahead http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-more-changes-ahead-8265752 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-more-changes-ahead-8265752 Have you heard the good news?!? Well, it is good and bad news, and I can't ask you which you want ... 5/15/2017 'Mean Mom' http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/mean-mom-8175067 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/mean-mom-8175067 I Was Thinking… I have said it in many places but not yet in “Third Day Thoughts”…I was raised by ... 5/9/2017 Just Thinking... A Problem-free Life? http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-a-problem-free-life-8175011 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-a-problem-free-life-8175011 Sarah Young in her devotional, Jesus Calling. has penned the words, "Do not long for the absence of ... 5/8/2017 ‘Joyful Noise’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8133219 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8133219 I was Thinking… “Can’t carry a tune in a bucket!”  “Monotone!”  “Flatter than a flitter!”  “Tone ... 5/2/2017 'Walking Together' http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/walking-together-8057516 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/walking-together-8057516 ‘Walking Together’ I was Thinking… Experiencing life together is important.  When friends and ... 4/25/2017 Just Thinking... Another Birthday! http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-another-birthday-8057515 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-another-birthday-8057515 William Shakespeare, Shirley Temple, John Cena, George Lopez, Matthew Underwood, and a host of ... 4/24/2017 ‘Conspiracy of Niceness’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8015990 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/8015990 I Was Thinking… My younger brother taught me a phrase several years ago as I was complaining about ... 4/18/2017 Just Thinking... of Newness and Alleluias http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-of-newness-and-alleluias-7998912 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-of-newness-and-alleluias-7998912 The singer/song writer Maureen McGovern could have been a pastor. She penned the words that every ... 4/17/2017 'Hard Decisions' http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/hard-decisions-7957617 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/hard-decisions-7957617 I Was Thinking… How difficult it is to make ‘hard decisions’.  After all they are called ‘hard ... 4/11/2017 ‘A Weekend of Heroes’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/7900756 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/7900756 I Was Thinking… This past weekend was a weekend of ‘heroes’ for me.  Who is your hero?  I have ... 4/4/2017 Just Thinking... About Moving http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-about-moving-7882269 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-about-moving-7882269 I know this morning many of our laity and many of our clergy are awaking to the realization that ... 4/3/2017 'Communication' http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/communication-7825982 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/communication-7825982   I Was Thinking…   In his book Developing the Leaders Around You leadership guru John Maxwell ... 3/28/2017 Just Thinking... Strength and Courage http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-strength-and-courage-7808311 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-strength-and-courage-7808311 Just Thinking ...  Strength and Courage "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do ... 3/27/2017 Just Thinking... Sharing the Story http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-sharing-the-story-7766959 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-sharing-the-story-7766959 John 4:5-42. WOW, that is long reading! There is so much in this passage to preach and to teach from... 3/20/2017 ‘It’s Our Turn’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/7691087 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/7691087 I Was Thinking… It’s our turn.  Bishop Sue is working her way around the conference setting aside ... 3/14/2017 Just Thinking... http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-7690937 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-7690937 Just Thinking ...  Wow, I realized that I am one of those people. Well, I know I was one of those ... 3/13/2017 ‘Growing Up’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/7666020 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/7666020 I was Thinking… I am the proud owner of my maternal grandfather’s (Pappy) 1954 pick-up truck.  It ... 3/7/2017 Just Thinking... Journeying through Lent http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-journeying-throgh-lent-7664567 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-journeying-throgh-lent-7664567 Just Thinking ...  Ash Wednesday and the First Sunday in Lent have come and gone. Time is moving ... 3/6/2017 Change First http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/change-first-7546706 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/change-first-7546706 I Was Thinking… Several years ago Sharon and I had the opportunity to travel to London, England.  ... 2/21/2017 Just Thinking... Ending Strong http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-ending-strong-7546398 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-ending-strong-7546398 I'm hoping to end strong.  There is so much happening, and so many things to accomplish. My heart ... 2/20/2017 ‘Spectacular’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/7517854 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/7517854 I Was Thinking… So how was your Monday?  Mine was spectacular.  Not to brag but I spent the morning... 2/14/2017 Just Thinking...Reflections from the Holy Land http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-reflections-from-the-holy-land-7517546 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-reflections-from-the-holy-land-7517546 Just Thinking ...  The Holy Land is full of emotions for me. I was here 19 years ago with Bishop ... 2/13/2017 Agony of Defeat http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/agony-of-defeat-7474471 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/agony-of-defeat-7474471 Agony of Defeat I Was Thinking… Why am I so depressed over a football game?  I remember the theme ... 2/7/2017 Rise Up! http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/7397363 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/7397363   I Was Thinking…   Who’d a thunk it?  That’s a phrase I’ve heard throughout my life.  I know it is ... 1/31/2017 Just Thinking... So Many Things... http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-so-many-things-7435907 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-so-many-things-7435907   Just Thinking... My brain is overrun with an assortment of thoughts today. I think I must have ... 1/30/2017 Just Thinking... Towards a Dimly-lit Future http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-towards-a-dimly-lit-future-7385517 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-towards-a-dimly-lit-future-7385517 As I write this I am looking out my hotel window at Epworth By The Sea. We have completed three days... 1/23/2017 Our Worst Storms http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/our-worst-storms-7385938 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/our-worst-storms-7385938 Our Worst Storms I Was Thinking… What is the worst storm you’ve ever experienced?  Some have been ... 1/23/2017 "Peace On Earth" http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/peace-on-earth-7320873 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/peace-on-earth-7320873 “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 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-living-into-a-dream-7321970 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-living-into-a-dream-7321970 The Cabinet, along with the Committee on Religion and Race and the Board of Ordained Ministry, ... 1/16/2017 ‘A Billy Sook’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/7238667 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/7238667 ‘A Billy Sook’ I Was Thinking… With the twelve days of Christmas just completed I find myself ... 1/10/2017 Just Thinking... Change http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-change-7218840 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/just-thinking-change-7218840 They have said that the only one who likes change is a wet baby, but I disagree. While change may be... 1/9/2017
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