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Something to Think About 11-16-20 Devotion

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By Dr. Rick Lanford, GUMF Regional Vice President

“Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” – James 1:27

God has placed us where we are for a reason. He has given us gifts, talents, and passions we can use for the good of those around us and advance God’s Kingdom. Where will you serve Him today?

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
 
Dr. Laudis H. "Rick" Lanford
Regional Vice President
478-256-7130 (Cell)
rlanford@gumf.org


 

 

Posted: November 16th, 2020 | Permalink

Something to Think About 11-9-20

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By Dr. Rick Lanford, GUMF Regional Vice President

“Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.” – Psalm 4:1

We are truly living in times of distress. There is unrest among the population of the world. It is unsettling to witness such pain and suffering from those who struggle with COVID-19. Our economy suffers while many go jobless with no foreseeable resources. O God, give relief, hear our prayer, and be merciful!

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
 
Dr. Laudis H. "Rick" Lanford
Regional Vice President
478-256-7130 (Cell)
rlanford@gumf.org


 

 

Posted: November 9th, 2020 | Permalink

Something to Think About 10-25-20 Devotion

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By Rev. Keith E. Lawder, GUMF President/CEO

“One more thing–prepare a guest room for me …” - Philemon 1:22 (NRSV)

I love the old Moravian blessing. It begins, “Come, Lord Jesus, our Guest to be.” Hospitality was critical to Paul. Are we ready to offer gracious hospitality to all whom the Lord puts in our path?

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
 
Dr. Laudis H. "Rick" Lanford
Regional Vice President
478-256-7130 (Cell)
rlanford@gumf.org


 

 

Posted: October 25th, 2020 | Permalink

Something to Think About 10-19-20 Devotion

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By Rev. Keith E. Lawder, GUMF President/CEO

“I, Paul, am writing you in my own hand …” - Philemon 1:19 (NRSV)

I rarely open mail addressed to me or current resident. On the other hand, I always open handwritten notes. Handwritten notes bring a feeling of warmth while suggesting the writer cares. Will you write a handwritten note today to someone who needs her or his spirits lifted?

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
 
Dr. Laudis H. "Rick" Lanford
Regional Vice President
478-256-7130 (Cell)
rlanford@gumf.org


 

 

Posted: October 19th, 2020 | Permalink

Something to Think About 10-12-20 Devotion

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By Rev. Keith E. Lawder, GUMF President/CEO

“When I remember you in my prayers, I always thank my God …” - Philemon 1:4 (NRSV)

Who are you truly thankful for today? Have you thanked God for them? It is so easy to accept without thanksgiving. I try to keep an ever-expanding list. Thanking God for people by name takes a bit longer, but lifts our spirits and reminds us to be grateful.

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
 
Dr. Laudis H. "Rick" Lanford
Regional Vice President
478-256-7130 (Cell)
rlanford@gumf.org


 

 

Posted: October 12th, 2020 | Permalink