Epiphany Sunday 2016 Message: Resolution Revolution

They asked me back! Walland UMC Pastor, David Fugatt, asked me to come back again. God is good all the time, and all the time, God is GOOD! This, my second sermon, was delivered on January 3, 2016, the First Sunday of Epiphany and the first Sunday of a brand new year, at Walland United Methodist Church in Walland, TN. This one didn’t develop as easily as the first sermon. I had a message in mind, … Continue reading

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Altar

I was asked by my former pastor, David Fugatt, to substitute for him at his new assignment, Walland United Methodist Church, Walland, Tennessee, on October 11, 2015. I want you to know, I was bowled over. Floored.  David was the first person I approached about wanting to become a Licensed Local Pastor. His reaching out to me to substitute for him in his new church was … I was just … I said yes, of course, but … Continue reading

For GtG (The Knot Prayer)

Some days you’re just tired. Some days your mind just won’t process one more iota of the world. Some days you just whisper “tomorrow” and go to bed. My friend herein called GtG had one of those the other night when she tried to read through a graphic of “The Knot Prayer” I had posted to Facebook. This is for GtG … And something to remember. God is the great I Am. Why would I … Continue reading

Memory Lane – VFW Essay Contest

About a million years ago (1974 or 75), my high school English teacher persuaded me to write and submit an essay in the VFW’s “Why I’m Proud to be an American” contest.  And trust me. He worked hard to convince me. I wrote the essay about the ideals I had learned in school, the promise of a future that was part of the American Dream, and the American people who were (I was taught) as good and generous … Continue reading


What’s My Life Verse?

If you’re new to Bible Study, trying to live the Word, or Christianity in general, choosing a life verse can be rather daunting.  After all, there are 31,102 to choose from!  Here are some link that might help you get started down the right path to determining your life verse: What Is Your Life Verse Quiz at Crosswalk.com What’s My Bible Verse Quiz at Beliefnet.com What Is Your Life Verse Quiz at iBelieve.com Choosing Your … Continue reading

Being Prepared – Woodland & Grazing Management

I wanted to share something with you. While this video focuses on a couple western states, its message is important to all of us. Sometimes the smaller farmers don’t think about things like managing their woods. Pasture rotation can also be tricky when you only have a few acres. Both, however, are important as you’ll see in the video. And there’s a bonus for me in this. My brother, Jimmy Clyde, is in it. 😉 … Continue reading

Deep Calls to Deep – Psalm 42:7

I have been agitated for some time now, and recently it grew worse. I couldn’t sit still when problem solving. I had to pace. I couldn’t think clearly unless I was completely alone. I was frustrated, worried, and vexed. So many things were careening inside my head: finances, obligations, health issues for more than one family member … and those were the little things. The big thing was … big. The biggest thing ever in … Continue reading

We Want To Welcome You To The Family

If you’ve ever read Matthew 1, you know that it contains a long list of names. Some of which will twist your tongue in an untangleable knot. Most of us skip over it. Yeah, okay. Jesus is related to Abraham. Got it. Some of us do try to read through it, and end up at the same point. Jesus is related to Abraham. Got it. A few read it and wonder why it was important … Continue reading

Come As You Are … Anytime

  On Sunday, May 30, I posted the following on my personal Facebook page: “Sunday, June 7, is communion Sunday at my church. I’m inviting you for ALL the reasons in this song. I’m inviting you because we don’t get hung up on religion or dogma or doctrine at my church. I’m inviting you because I KNOW you will be welcomed there as you are … so come as you are. I’m inviting you because ours … Continue reading

Camp In The Community at Mountain View UMC!

Come Camp With Us! … Camp Wesley Woods is partnering with Mountain View UMC to provide a free camp where children in the community can learn and grow. We have organized activities throughout the week including recreation, games, crafts, story time, and much more. Children will be placed into small groups and will be well supervised. We will use safe sanctuary regulations to ensure your child’s safety. Camp Wesley Woods is an ACA accredited camp. … Continue reading