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Thought for Today
StephenWeaver posted a topic in Good Wishes, Gratitude, Blessings and Prayers“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
RevTom posted a topic in Good Wishes, Gratitude, Blessings and PrayersI see so very many poems, sayings, and presentations of praise and gratitude: Only a very few truly touch my soul. This is one of them.As we begin each day in our praise to God and as we go about the day in our circle of friends and acquaintances, as we touch the lives of those we come across, let us surround ourselves with people who see our worth. and let us see the worth of all those we influence and touch.
Our Daily Walk
RevTom posted a topic in Good Wishes, Gratitude, Blessings and PrayersGreetings and Good Tidings; Isn't it fascinating that in our daily walk through life, we meet many people who we just have brushing acquaintances with...the lady in the supermarket you exchanged hellos with, the man walking his dog you nodded Hi to at the red light, the person from years ago you met on the street and struck up a conversation with. In each of these instances, we leave an impression of some sort. That person also leaves an impression of some kind upon us. It is up to us what kind of impression that will be. We can work together to help make each other's journey pleasant, or be a hindrance to that journey. In so doing, we affect our own path by the same measure.
RevTom posted a topic in Good Wishes, Gratitude, Blessings and PrayersHere is a powerful message about perspective and perceptions. I hope you enjoy it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvhHN9PagE4
ULC on Social Media
RevTom posted a topic in Good Wishes, Gratitude, Blessings and PrayersGreetings and good tidings; I found the ulc.net site on Facebook. It was hard to find until Brother Calli pointed me toward it. I found there to be quite a bit of robust discussion there, and will frequent it as well as here to observe and participate in the discussions. I also found several Twitter pages, but am not sure if the ones I found re legit. Can someone help me with this? https://twitter.com/ulcblessings, https://twitter.com/ulcseminary?lang=en. Are either of these legit?
A bit slack this week
RevTom posted a topic in Good Wishes, Gratitude, Blessings and PrayersGreetings and Blessings to all: I have been a bit slack this week in that I did not prepare a sermon or topic of discussion for the blogs I normally post. I am thankful for the positive things that have happened this week. I am in an arts and crafts show for labor day weekend, discovered my ordination is in fact from here at ULC, and also discovered my ordination date is much earlier than I had remembered. I duly updated the info here. It is so very easy to get caught up in the day to day hustle and bustle of life, forgetting the events that have brought one to their present condition and I am of course no exception. I resolve to be more diligent and to spend time on those things that are of value to me: My faith, the sharing of observations that can help people, and most importantly, being of service in whatever ways I can.
A bridge of Continuity
RevTom posted a topic in Good Wishes, Gratitude, Blessings and PrayersI was going through some old memories and keepsakes yesterday, hunting for my Certificate of Ordination from ULC. Alas, I couldn't find it, and will have to pay for another one. While hunting though, I came across some sermons that I preached when I first entered the ministry (1967, UMC, LaGrange Ga district, North Ga Conference). My mother kept all my sermons - I wrote them down for the minutes of the church. She saved them and put them in a binder. It was pleasant remembering the days when I first was called to the ministry. I have wavered back and forth since then, but find myself once more being called, and going back to my roots. Much has changed since those days, but the need for spiritual fulfilment remains strong for people, and I hope to be a worthy vessel to help fill that longing.
RevTom posted a topic in Good Wishes, Gratitude, Blessings and PrayersI hope I am posting this in the right place. I am just learning my way around here again after being gone for many months- maybe a year or so. I will be mostly observing as I get back to the ebb and flow of discourse, and hopefully will be meeting new friends and exchanging ideas. Most of those I conversed with, were friends with, and exchanged ideas with seem to be gone, but there also seem to be new opportunities for healthy discussion now.