Today's sermon was about the gifts that God has given us and using them. How each one of us has been given a gift by the Holy Spirit that make us unique and beautiful, but that if we use those gifts with others in our church family, we make an even more beautiful masterpiece crafted … Continue reading Use your gifts…
So tonight DUMC had a farewell party for Pastor Okey Harless. I have only been at DUMC for a short amount of time, and yes, Okey was the reason we came to DUMC. Mom liked him from the hospital, so when we started church, we started at "his" church. Now it is my church but … Continue reading Love thy neighbor.
Today is Mother's Day and the final Bible reading of the day was II Timothy 1: 3-7. 3 I give thanks to God, whom I serve with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did. I thank him as I remember you always in my prayers night and day. 4 I remember your tears, and I want to … Continue reading Faith of Your Mother
"Come Alive (Dry Bones)" by Lauren Daigle This past Sunday, our associate pastor Erin sang "Come Alive (dry bones)" then preached from Ezekiel 37:1-14. Erin has a beautiful voice, heart and soul. She preaches with passion. Anyone who hears her knows that she carries the Spirit in her. But this day she wanted to know … Continue reading Are you dead in the Spirit?
I admit it. I do not invite people to come to church with me. It is not that I am ashamed that I go to church. I am not ashamed of where I go to church. I love my church family that has welcomed me whole-heartedly. I just don't feel right telling people to come … Continue reading Do you invite people to church?
My Sunday School lesson was about getting rid of things that keep you from having a true relationship with God. The morning sermon was entitled “Foolish Pride.” Coincidence? I think not. Sometimes things just sort of fit together so that you cannot miss the message. Pride stands in the way of many relationships, but especially … Continue reading A Relationship with God
Today a very sick Okey spoke of preparing for a storm. You know how we get we are warned something is coming... we clean out the stores of bread and milk. We find all our flashlights and then just when we need them -- they die. The batteries weren't charged or die while waiting … Continue reading Get Energized!
Today, Pastor Erin spoke of making resolutions for the new year, but at times how it is better to follow a plan in a day by day sort of way. Sure we all have long term goals. We want to save more, spend less, weigh less, love more. But obtaining those plans need to be … Continue reading Resolutions taken day by day
Today, Pastor Okey talked about finding gifts that people had given his mother still wrapped in plastic, tucked safely away in a drawer. We found drawers like that in amongst my grandmothers things after her death too. Things put away until they were needed or because "they are too nice to be used". My Grandma … Continue reading What do you do with a gift of love?
We are "ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE...." Regardless of who you voted for, WE are all Americans and need to act as such. Now is the time for us to come together as one. We have bigger battles to fights, bigger foes to oppose than each other -- ISIS, terrorism, etc. The list goes on … Continue reading We are the USA