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Spiritual insights, inspirational moments. Times where God’s presence was felt.

Pastor’s Ponderings: Finding Clarity during Foggy Moments (8/9/22)

Posted by on Aug 9, 2022 in FEATURED, Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  Finding Clarity during Foggy Moments  (8/9/22)

Have you ever gone through stretches in life where you felt confused or lost? Did your faith wane? Did you doubt God’s presence? In this post, Pastor Jim looks at those “foggy moments” in life.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Empowered to Forgive (8/6/22)

Posted by on Aug 6, 2022 in FEATURED, Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  Empowered to Forgive (8/6/22)

Years after being imprisoned in a Nazi Concentration Camp, a former guard approached Cori ten Boom and asked for forgiveness. Forgive someone who was part of an effort which killed over 6 million innocent people? Could you forgive him? God can…

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Missouri Dogs Go Into Pawstoral Care! (5/25/22)

Posted by on Aug 4, 2022 in FEATURED, Godprints, Mission: AroundTowns | 0 comments

Missouri Dogs Go Into Pawstoral Care! (5/25/22)

A Missouri couple is working “outside the box” by using dogs in their visitation ministry. Ranger and Olin, two Newfoundland dogs, break the ice and warm the atmosphere. This story was recently reported in the United Methodist News Service.

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Hot Dog- No Strings Attached! (7/18/22)

Posted by on Jul 29, 2022 in FEATURED, Godprints, Mission: AroundTowns | 0 comments

Hot Dog- No Strings Attached! (7/18/22)

“Nothing in life is free”… or is there? A church in Georgia is giving away hot dogs to passers-by in order to demonstrate that God’s love has no strings attached.

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Methodists Help Washed Up Laundromat Customers (7/26/22)

Posted by on Jul 26, 2022 in FEATURED, Godprints, Mission: AroundTowns | 0 comments

Methodists Help Washed Up Laundromat Customers (7/26/22)

A recent article described a ministry of a United Methodist church in Georgia which is ministering to people in a local laundromat. The ministry team visits the laundromat to supply patrons with coins and detergent, and in the process gives them a taste of God’s love.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Who Are We Thankful For? (7/9/22)

Posted by on Jul 10, 2022 in FEATURED, Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:   Who Are We Thankful For? (7/9/22)

God has given us life and He continues to give us everything that we need. How thankful are we?

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Day by Day through Holy Week

Posted by on Apr 13, 2022 in Godprints, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Day by Day through Holy Week

In the week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, Jesus was busy teaching and fulfilling His mission on earth. We don’t know exactly what happened on each day, but the Scripture gives some ideas. Follow these day by day readings to prepare for Easter Sunday.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Look at Yourself!

Posted by on Mar 22, 2022 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  Look at Yourself!

Living a life of holiness means that we have to keep examining ourselves: “How is it with your soul?” Even as we cast all of our anxieties on God, we need to be willing to be molded into the people God wants us to be.

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2022 Lenten Devotional Booklet

Posted by on Feb 25, 2022 in Godprints | 0 comments

2022 Lenten Devotional Booklet

This annual Devotional Booklet is written by local laity and clergy. Use it to help you pre-prayer during this Lenten Season.

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Opportunity Knocks Once, but Jesus Stays!

Posted by on Feb 22, 2022 in Signboard | 0 comments

Opportunity Knocks Once, but Jesus Stays!

“OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS ONCE, BUT JESUS STAYS AT THE DOOR”
Today is 2/22/22. Special dates and special moments come once in a lifetime. But Jesus continues to stand at the door and knock; He doesn’t give up waiting for us to open and re-open the door.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Be Ye Holy

Posted by on Feb 5, 2022 in Godprints | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  Be Ye Holy

Holy?!? That’s a scary word. None of us wants to have a “holier than thou” attitude. But God calls us to be holy. What’s it mean to be Holy?

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Pastor’s Ponderings: God Carries Us

Posted by on Jan 29, 2022 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  God Carries Us

God carries us- burdens and all! The good news of the Gospel is that God remains with us, even when we’re carrying a load of burdens. If we entrust ourselves and our burdens into His capable hands, He’ll carry us through life’s “stormy seas.”

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Pastor’s Ponderings: My Christmas Wish

Posted by on Jan 7, 2022 in Pastors Ponderings, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  My Christmas Wish

Did you get what you wanted for Christmas??? The poem in this post reminds us of the best gifts.

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Advent Wreath Pre-Prayers for Christmas

Posted by on Dec 3, 2021 in Godprints, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Advent Wreath Pre-Prayers for Christmas

The Advent Wreath shouldn’t be stuck in front of the church sanctuary. Keep the light burning day by day as you prepare for the next week’s worship and reflect on the previous week. This post uses excerpts from the Daily Devotions for Advent booklet to guide you through each of the wreath’s four candles.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Worship- the Most Important Time of the Week

Posted by on Dec 1, 2021 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  Worship- the Most Important Time of the Week

Is it just another Sunday morning? Same ‘ole routine? Wrong outlook! In this “ponderings” Pastor Jim shares some ideas on how each worship service should be filled with anticipation and unity as we gather together.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: The Most Useful Tool

Posted by on Nov 18, 2021 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  The Most Useful Tool

Discouragement is the Devil’s most frequently used and most effective tool. How can we fight against it? In this offering, Pastor Jim gives us some insight on how to become more encouraging.

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2021 Advent Devotionals: Preparation and Reflection

Posted by on Oct 26, 2021 in Godprints, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

2021 Advent Devotionals:  Preparation and Reflection

The Advent Devotional booklets for 2021 are available. If you haven’t received a printed copy, you can access the articles electronically by opening this post.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Celebrating Teachers

Posted by on Sep 18, 2021 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  Celebrating Teachers

As we return to school, small groups and Sunday School, we should always remember our teachers and be thankful for those who give of their time, talent, and energy to help us learn.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: What’s it Mean to “Bear Fruit”?

Posted by on Sep 8, 2021 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  What’s it Mean to “Bear Fruit”?

In this excerpt from “Cultivating Fruitfulness,” Bishop Schnase reminds us that purpose and life come when the church turns outward to serve the community. When it turns inward, the church gets weaker and looses purpose.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Focusing on the Goal

Posted by on Aug 20, 2021 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  Focusing on the Goal

An Olympian became distracted, lost his focus, and lost the race. Are we on target, focused on the bull’s eye? Or do we squander what God has given us and settle for fourth place? May we have such a level of commitment that we will not be distracted until we reach the goals God has set before us.

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