Category Archives: General Reflection

Reflect the Light

The church I am now serving produces a monthly printed newsletter.  Please don’t judge us for doing this – it serves a large part of our community who still prefer to hold and read the printed word on paper.  So … Continue reading

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A New Year

My name is Jim and it has been 34 days since my last post.  I can’t believe how quickly a month goes and how time-consuming the season of Advent and Christmas can be.  I wanted to drop you a quick … Continue reading

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Thy Kingdom Come

One of the hymns that I grew up on had these words for the last stanza and chorus: Revive us again. Fill each heart with thy love. May each soul be rekindled With fire from above.   Hallelujah!  Thine the … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Missionaries

I grew up in a church that supported missionaries.  We provided prayer and financial support to people who felt “called” to go to a foreign land and work with the indigenous population for the purpose of exposing them to the … Continue reading

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Relational

As of last Sunday I’ve been at St. John’s UMC about 100 days.  I started my message Sunday with this statement:  “Today we are launching a new building program.”  Then I paused for about 45 seconds or so to let … Continue reading

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Nuggets!

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the annual Leadership Institute hosted by the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection (COR) in Leawood, KS.  I have attended several times and I’ve never been disappointed.  This year was no exception.  … Continue reading

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Story of Love

Last Sunday I shared the story about Fred Evans and his family.  It is a powerful story of a man’s love for his family.  Here is the video that I mentioned.  I hope you don’t shed too many tears as … Continue reading

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