Every morning I pray for you. A part of my prayer includes these words, “… and God bless the South Georgia Annual Conference and my role as a bishop here. Help us to have better health, clearer goals and make more disciples that the world may be more Christlike.”
“What is God’s vision for The United Methodist Church?" That question was among several fielded by a panel of three bishops, a young adult leader and agency head at the Leadership Summit on April 6. There was a notable pause after the question as the leaders considered how best to respond on behalf of the Almighty.
For a state that is well known for its peach, pecan and poultry production, the issue of hunger is, nonetheless, a real and ever-present problem in Georgia.
The economy and its impact on every aspect of society are on the forefront of almost everyone’s mind. Individuals, families, government agencies, businesses, non-profit institutions and local churches are in a heightened state of awareness around finances.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, an American poet, stated, “Into each life some rain must fall.” This simply means that all of us will experience trials and hardships in this life. In the seventh chapter of the book of Revelation, John encouraged persons to endure through their ordeals.
A person can experience a great amount of satisfaction when one builds something with his or her hands. There is a sense of fulfillment that we all feel knowing something was created or completed because of our work and ingenuity. However if one is not careful, gratification in human accomplishments can lead to sinful pride.