http://www.ngumc.org Blog Posts RSS Blog Posts RSS en-us 3/24/2019 4:20:44 PM Spring, Lent and a Bridge Over Troubled Water http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/spring-lent-and-a-bridge-over-troubled-water-12778871 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/spring-lent-and-a-bridge-over-troubled-water-12778871 Spring, Lent, and A Bridge Over Troubled Water   Today’s the first day of spring, a season for ... 3/20/2019 ‘Behind the Scenes’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12777176 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12777176 I Was Thinking… I love it when a plan comes together…don’t you?  If you have ever said that phrase,... 3/19/2019 Try It This Week (A Disciple-Making Tool) http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/try-it-this-week-a-weekly-discipleship-tool-10366213 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/try-it-this-week-a-weekly-discipleship-tool-10366213 "But Martha was distracted..." (Luke 10:40 NIV) "But Martha was preoccupied..." (CEB) "But Martha ... 3/19/2019 ‘Ministry Weary’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12774123 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12774123 I Was Thinking… Do you ever get weary with ‘ministry stuff’?  ‘Ministry stuff’ can be exhausting.  ... 3/12/2019 From Ashes to Riches http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/from-ashes-to-riches-12769053 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/from-ashes-to-riches-12769053 A rich man's wife became sick.  When her death was drawing near, she called her only ... 3/6/2019 ‘Slow Anger’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12767302 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12767302 I Was Thinking… Did you hear about the ‘crab leg fight’?  A dispute over crab legs at a Huntsville,... 3/5/2019 ‘Broccoli’s Lesson’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12762407 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12762407 I Was Thinking… George H. W. Bush was known for his aversion of Broccoli.  Had he lived long enough... 2/26/2019 Awakening to Relevancy http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/awakening-to-relevancy-12759660 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/awakening-to-relevancy-12759660 Awakening to Relevancy   A few weeks ago, the 61st Annual Grammy Awards aired on CBS. Although I ... 2/21/2019 ‘Extremes’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12751203 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12751203 I Was Thinking… I have been reminded, once again, that ‘people are people’. Our recent trip to ... 2/12/2019 A Path For the Church--Candyland Part Two http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/a-path-for-the-church-candyland-part-two-12748338 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/a-path-for-the-church-candyland-part-two-12748338 Nearly eight months ago, I wrote a blog on the board game Candy Land. Click here to read the blog. ... 2/6/2019 Empty http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/empty-12750965 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/empty-12750965 Empty? I went into a nonprofit store the other day, honestly to kill time while my wife was in a ... 2/1/2019 Don't Be Boxed In http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/dont-be-boxed-in-12681514 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/dont-be-boxed-in-12681514 Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the privilege of walking down memory lane. Once ... 1/23/2019 ‘Golden’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12672374 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12672374 I Was Thinking… Yesterday we celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.  It caused me to ... 1/22/2019 ‘Feed the Good Wolf’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12658331 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12658331 I Was Thinking… I can still hear him as he seeks to sound just like an older and wiser Native ... 1/15/2019 Adapt to Change http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/adapt-to-change-12653787 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/adapt-to-change-12653787 On New Year’s Eve, I attended LA Fitness gym for my first session with a personal trainer. Since I ... 1/9/2019 ‘Cooperation’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12651436 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12651436 I Was Thinking… In the 1970’s on a Waynesville, Ohio farm a letter was discovered as a family was ... 1/8/2019 ‘Presence in 2019’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12606547 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12606547 I Was Thinking… Henri Nouwen was a Dutch Catholic Priest, professor, writer and theologian.  I ... 1/1/2019 ‘Blue Christmas’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12601760 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12601760 I Was Thinking… It was 1957 that Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson wrote the song popularized by Elvis ... 12/25/2018 ‘Surprise’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12552300 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12552300 I Was Thinking… Did you see the article in last Wednesday’s AJC about the flood in Westonnen, ... 12/18/2018 ‘Resurrection’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12526279 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12526279 I Was Thinking… How are we being the church to the world?  With a ‘boat-load’ of unchurched, ... 12/11/2018 Christmas Chaos http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/christmas-chaos-12526022 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/christmas-chaos-12526022 It's been a busy few weeks. Much, like you, I survived the "special days" of the past two weeks, ... 12/5/2018 ‘Joy’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12502841 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12502841 I Was Thinking… I found an article I wrote seven years ago hidden away in a file.  I read it and my... 12/4/2018 A Week in Kenya with #30HourFamine: Community and Empowerment http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/a-week-in-kenya-community-and-empowerment-12483854 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/a-week-in-kenya-community-and-empowerment-12483854 Community Monday After arriving in Nairobi, getting a short night’s sleep, and taking a wonderful ... 11/28/2018 “Do What You Can’t” http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12462743 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12462743   I Was Thinking… “Just do what you can!”  This is a phrase that I have heard in a variety of ... 11/27/2018 A Week in Kenya: Seeing the Impact of #30HourFamine http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/a-week-in-kenya-seeing-the-impact-of-30hourfamine-12462271 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/a-week-in-kenya-seeing-the-impact-of-30hourfamine-12462271 On Thankfulness What a crazy time to be getting ready to leave for a week in Kenya.   It’s the day ... 11/24/2018 re:Vision - An Oasis http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/re-vision-an-oasis-12461452 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/re-vision-an-oasis-12461452 An Oasis of God’s Love By Rev. Theresa Coleman I was showing a friend and colleague around my new ... 11/21/2018 ‘Saying the Right Thing’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12459912 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12459912 I Was Thinking… Life according to Peanuts can be exactly what we need to hear.  Several years ago ... 11/20/2018 Thanksgiving http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/thanksgiving-12460133 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/thanksgiving-12460133  3D Journey On Thursday, our family will host the annual family Thanksgiving gathering.... 11/20/2018 ‘Future Memory’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12413462 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12413462 I Was Thinking… She was so cute.  I was sitting at the traffic light.  I looked to my left and up ... 11/13/2018 M Lab http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/m-lab-12392889 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/m-lab-12392889  3D Journey Do you remember Science Lab experiments from high school? I do, and I ... 11/7/2018 'Voting and Supporting’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12371770 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12371770 I Was Thinking… On this third day of the week, Tuesday, we have the privilege and responsibility of... 11/6/2018 ‘Inclusion’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12314106 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12314106 I Was Thinking… “The question isn’t whether we are a nation divided by anger and fear. The question... 10/30/2018 What Story is Driving You? http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/what-story-is-driving-you-12287166 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/what-story-is-driving-you-12287166 For the past several months, I've spent a lot of time walking pastors, friends, and church ... 10/24/2018 ‘On Speaking Out’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12268196 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12268196 I Was Thinking… I find it a challenge to ‘speak out’ these days.  For example I wrote an article ... 10/23/2018 ‘Leadership Relationship’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12243050 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12243050   I Was Thinking… In a recent devotional time I read these words… “If you want to influence others,... 10/16/2018 Cracking the Code http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/cracking-the-code-12220740 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/cracking-the-code-12220740 What do a small yellow sign with black lettering and an arrow and the phrase “beef not got bone, ... 10/10/2018 ‘Always On My Mind’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12214613 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12214613   I Was Thinking… It is Sunday Evening as I write to you, the clergy and laity of the AMAR ... 10/9/2018 ‘Coloring Book’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12103564 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12103564   I Was Thinking… Several years ago the Church staff where I was appointed at the time gave me “The... 10/2/2018 90-Days Until Christmas http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/90-days-until-christmas-12081207 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/90-days-until-christmas-12081207 90-Days Until Christmas I couldn’t believe my eyes! The dashboard thermometer display in my car ... 9/26/2018 ‘Stress’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12062236 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12062236   I Was Thinking… According to scripture Jesus, in the Garden of Gethsemane, was in such a state of... 9/25/2018 ‘Swing for the Fences’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12011368 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/12011368   I Was Thinking… If you are an Atlanta Braves fan then you are like me…Happy and thrilled at their... 9/18/2018 DNA, Culture and Values http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/dna-culture-and-values-11886258 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/dna-culture-and-values-11886258 Have you ever hit a wall of resistance with a new idea for a ministry? Whether you're a new pastor... 9/12/2018 ‘Twister’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/11732042 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/11732042 I Was Thinking… One of the popular games of my youth was the game ‘Twister’.  I’ve noticed that it ... 9/11/2018 ‘Soul Food’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/11693403 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/11693403 I Was Thinking… I am always amazed at how well they work together.  They are a team and everyone ... 9/4/2018 Welcome http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/welcome-9639268 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/welcome-9639268 The Atlanta-Roswell District of The United Methodist Church is made up of more than United Methodist... 8/31/2018 Slow and Steady Wins the Race http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/slow-and-steady-wins-the-race-11675544 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/slow-and-steady-wins-the-race-11675544 There once was a speedy hare that bragged about how fast he could run.  Tired of hearing him boast, ... 8/29/2018 ‘Calm, Connected and on Course’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/11674185 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/11674185 I Was Thinking… Did you know that our brains don’t process information and learn well when we are ... 8/28/2018 ‘Moccasin Wearing’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/11669134 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/11669134 I Was Thinking… Earlier in life I sarcastically rolled my eyes at the popular bumper sticker of ... 8/21/2018 Grits and Grace for the Journey http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/grits-and-grace-for-the-journey-11650912 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/grits-and-grace-for-the-journey-11650912 Once a month, when I attend cabinet meetings at the Conference Office, several of the cabinet ... 8/15/2018 ‘Stinking Thinking’ http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/11649690 http://www.ngumc.org/blogsdetail/11649690   I Was Thinking… The people of the Atlanta-Marietta District are wonderfully gracious in so many ... 8/14/2018
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