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Pastor’s Ponderings, Wanderings, Wonderings

August 31, 2014

Posting three things I am thankful for, for five days. This is day three:

1. Thankful for my older brother Jim and younger sister Holly. We may not see each other a lot but when we do we know we love each other. Thankful for the things they do for our Mom.

2. Thankful for church family. Many people who I have grown to love and who have taught me so much through being their Pastor. God has been so good to us through the six years we have been at Wesley UMC. They tolerate me being a hugger very well and have been very patient with my preaching.

3. Thankful to God for leading me into the Pastorate. Twist and turns there were but He got me where He wanted me.

Upperroom Daily Devotional 8-31-14

August 31, 2014

Pastor’s Ponderings, Wanderings, Wonderings

August 30, 2014

Posting three things I am thankful for, for five days. This is day two:
Yesterday I posted that I was thankful to God first and foremost, thankful for my beautiful wife and thankful for my grandchildren.

1. I am also very thankful for our two beautiful daughters, Misty and Tracie. They are the ones who made our life complete and were the driving force for us to join St. John’s UMC in West Orange almost 40 years ago. We knew raising them in church would make them better people. Thank you girls for the five beautiful grandchildren.
2. I am thankful for family. Thankful for Jane’s side of the family, the Johnsons. They accepted me into the family and are my brothers and sisters. My Mom and Dad, Mom especially, for dragging me to church. Not that we went every day but often enough to give me some basic knowledge. Dad for his strong moral direction.
3. I am thankful for our daughters husbands. Having two son in laws who are good to our daughters and who are hard workers and very good dads is such a blessing.
I know that is really more than three things to be thankful for but each blessing is surrounded by blessings flowing out from them. That is just the way God works in this world. “Give thanks to the Holy One”.

Upperroom Daily Devotional 8-30-14

August 30, 2014

Pastor’s Ponderings, Wonderings, Wanderings

August 29, 2014

My good friend Jeannie Perkins challenged me on Facebook to list three things daily that I am thankful for. This will be my first day and I will try to post each day on Facebook and here too. Hope everyone has a blessed day and that through your faith in Jesus Christ you will be able to love more deeply.

Posting three things I am thankful for, for five days. This is day one:
1. Of course, first and foremost, I am thankful for God who sent His Holy Spirit to lead and guide me with gentleness and patience. Lots and lots of patience.
2. I give glory and honor to God because it is through Him that I met my beautiful wife, 43 years of marriage, it seems like just yesterday.
3. I am so very thankful for grandchildren, (5). Lots of joy and blessings come through those little ones as we watch them grow.
And a reminder to all, that truly all things good come from our God. Give Him glory and honor at all times. Claim Jesus Christ as your savior. Put Him first in your life and things of this world can be seen in a different “light”.

Upperroom Daily Devotional 8-29-14

August 29, 2014

Upperroom Daily Devotional 8-28-14

August 28, 2014

Upperroom Daily Devotional 8-27-14

August 27, 2014

Wesley Newsletter for September 2014

August 26, 2014

The monthly newsletter is now posted. Look in the right hand column of the website at Go to the pages section and click on monthly newsletters. Click on the page you would like to read and it should expand out to be readable. Let me know if it doesn’t work so I can make adjustments as necessary. Hope everyone has a blessed day in Jesus Christ.

Pastor Randy

Upperroom Daily Devotional 8-26-14

August 26, 2014


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