A Prayer for the Nation

Our gracious and loving God, In just a few days, our nation will celebrate its 242nd birthday. There will be parades, picnics, barbecues, and fireworks. Hopefully we will spend time remembering where we have come from, but also looking ahead to who you want us to become as a nation....

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When Ministry Gets Dicey

Sometimes I wish ministry was easy. Sometimes I wish it only involved visiting the sick, preaching upbeat sermons that encouraged people, writing letters of recommendation for members who are trying to get into a school or a new job, and taking care of a few administrative matters. That’s how I...

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The Power of Love

The other night, my wife and I watched a movie released last year. It was entitled, Patriots Day. When it comes to movies that’s often the way it works for us. We see them about a year after everyone else. Anyway, it is a graphic depiction of the events leading...

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Memorial Day

By the time you read this article, Memorial Day Weekend will have already started. The actual federal holiday, of course, will not be until Monday, but customarily many people go on a trip during the long weekend and that starts today. According to AAA, a record number (42 million) are...

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What We Shall Become!

Somewhere I remember reading a story about a man who was visiting the Grand Canyon. For a long time, he stood speechless before this miracle of creation, simply taking in the magnificent spectacle. Finally, he said to himself, a little louder than he intended, “I wish I had been here...

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A Flurry Of Activity

If you have been around the church lately, you know there has been a flurry of activity. I’m not just talking about all the typical stuff…the Emmett Cahill concert, Day of Prayer, Youth Sunday, My Fair Lady, and the Children’s Choir concert. That sort of thing goes on around here...

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Shaping Lives That Shape Lives!

This Sunday is Youth Sunday at the church. Our youth will be leading much of the service, providing the message, and helping to serve the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. I can’t begin to tell you how much I am looking forward to worship this week. Just thinking about it,...

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We’re All In It Together

In the last few days, I have once again been reminded of what a remarkable church we have here at DUMC. So much gets done behind the scenes and so many lives are touched in ways that only occasionally become visible, but nevertheless reflect the love of Christ. Earlier this...

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No Two Days Alike

Shortly after I felt God calling me into the ministry, I attended a seminar for those persons interested in learning more about what it meant to be an ordained pastor. Three ministers from the North Georgia Conference, all with many years of experience, shared some of their insights and offered...

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Emmett Cahill Concert

I am excited. On Sunday, April 29, Emmet Cahill performs at DUMC in a benefit concert to provide counseling resources for young people in the Dunwoody area. Emmet Cahill is an internationally known singer. As a soloist, he has performed at the Gaiety Theatre, the National Concert Hall, Croke Park...

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