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Flame On!

The Lord can speak to us in the middle of the night. Sometimes He can be rather chatty, and other times…perhaps whispering a one-syllable word. Sometimes He is like an excited child running to my bed in the middle of … Continue reading

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Art and Music Camp

We had a fantastic Art and Music Camp last week at New Beginnings UMC with 21 children attending. Besides the Art Classes and Music classes, I had to create an activity each day. I asked my 9 year-old niece, McKenna, … Continue reading

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Blessed Not Lucky

Blessed Not Lucky I am blessed and favored by God… not lucky. Sometimes it seems that everything falls in place, and yet other times, well…you know. There are times that it seems you can’t buy a break right? Paul speaks … Continue reading

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Time Spent Conferencing

Time Spent Conferencing My wife Holly and I traveled to the 3rd Annual Nicaraguan-Connection Conference in Franklin, Tennessee last week. We met with Pastor Ruben Asuncion Zeledon, President of the Nicaraguan Methodist Church. We spent time with Paulette West, Executive … Continue reading

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In the Times of Tragedy

In the times of tragedy, God’s people should share the source of their strength. Before going into fulltime ministry, I worked with my wife Holly, mother Ann, father Louis, cousin Alan, and brother Mark and about several artisans at Buckhead … Continue reading

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Life is Like a Rock Song

Life is like a rock song. Many church folks forgot to set their clocks forward. I noticed our second service attendance was much higher than the first service…wondering to myself, “How many of these are really first service attenders who … Continue reading

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Discovery in Smyrna, Georgia

I had a great time at a district meeting recently. John Addison, the former CEO of Primerica and current editor of current leadership for Success Magazine, shared some of his ideas from his current best-selling book Real Leadership: 9 Practices of … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge a Church by It’s Size

Sometimes people assume that big churches do big things for God and the small churches do…well little things. Some people may surf the web for closest church and judge it by its webpage or exterior design. New Beginnings UMC is … Continue reading

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Thankful

This Sunday is Christ the King Sunday as well as Thanksgiving Sunday. There are places in the world that do not celebrate Thanksgiving and some that do not follow the lectionary and do not even observe Christ the King Sunday. … Continue reading

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Prayer Is Where Spiritual Growth Begins

Growth at New Beginnings UMC will come both numerically and spiritually. We are working evangelically to bring more people to Christ, but we are also working closely with the members we presently have to take them into a deeper, more … Continue reading

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