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Something to Think About 5-25-20

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“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid.” – John 14:27

Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor the many people who have given their lives for us so that we may enjoy the freedoms we often take for granted. Our God gave His all for us. When we walk in God’s peace through the grace and love of Jesus Christ, there is no need for fear and worries.

     Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org                   
   
Posted: May 25th, 2020 | Permalink

Something to Think About 5-18-20

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“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way." – 1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Think about all of the occasions that Jesus spent with His apostles around the Sea of Galilee. After the coronavirus threat is over, invite friends over for dinner, or go on a picnic. Spend quality time focused on each other! Be sure to tell God, and someone close to you, how much you appreciate them in your life.

     Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org                   
   
Posted: May 18th, 2020 | Permalink

Do Good! June 2020 Calendar

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Jesus practiced radical hospitality. And you can too! In 2020, GUMF will publish a monthly calendar with ideas on how you can "Do Good!" To sign-up to receive the monthly e-calendar, email ddurie@gumf.org. You may also read the ideas below, download the June 2020 calendar or view daily posts at www.facebook.com/gumf.org

  1. Pursue a new hobby.
  2. Take up your cross and follow Jesus.
  3. Collect someone’s mail.
  4. Check on your elderly neighbors.
  5. Extend God’s grace.
  6. Pray for families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  7. Pray for our health care workers and their families.
  8. Pray for the residents and caregivers in assisted living homes.
  9. Give generously to a food bank.
  10. Install a water-saving showerhead.
  11. Establish a scholarship endowment to help educate future leaders.
  12. Encourage social justice.
  13. Wear a mask in public.
  14. Pray for families affected by homelessness.
  15. Give blood or platelets.
  16. Prepare a meal for someone who is sick.
  17. Alleviate someone’s loneliness.
  18. If you have a garden, leave free produce for people walking by.
  19. Pray for your pastor.
  20. Support Wesley Glen Ministries.
  21. Make someone’s Father’s Day special!
  22. Pick up litter in a parking lot.
  23. Give old towels to an animal shelter.
  24. Pray for our police, firefighters, first responders, military, and their families.
  25. Don’t waste food.
  26. Live within your means.
  27. Pray for families impacted by natural disasters.
  28. Pray with a co-worker who needs encouragement.
  29. Call someone who is homebound.
  30. Pay the toll for the person behind you.
Posted: May 15th, 2020 | Permalink

Something to Think About 5-11-20

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“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” – Proverbs 31:25

Although the custom of setting aside a day to honor mothers has ancient roots, our observance of Mother’s Day came about through the efforts of a devoted daughter. Anna Jarvis organized the first Mother’s Day celebration in May 1908 at a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia. What does it look like to you to be “clothed with strength and dignity?”

     Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org                   
   
Posted: May 11th, 2020 | Permalink

Something to Think About 5-4-20

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“Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles.” – Acts 2:43

George Lucas's “Star Wars” movies have captured the hearts and imaginations of several generations. Yet, real awe in our lives comes not from “thrill-seeking,” but from “soul searching.” Bask today in the “awe” that is offered to you by God.

     Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org                   
   
Posted: May 4th, 2020 | Permalink