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Not A Fan - Not a Fan I am not a fan of the dentist’s office to say the least. Yet, it became necessary for me to have some dental work done recently. The dentist’s words did little to comfort me. “You’re going to feel pain, and then pressure,” she stated. I immediately tensed up and could feel my heart pounding. As she began Read More
The Challenge - I was reading a book once and the author talked about living in “the state of overwhelm.” I think I know where that state is located. Let’s face it, life can be challenging and stressful and feel unmanageable at times. I’m sure the state of overwhelm has many visitors. Frankly, I’d like to cancel my reservation though I’m not quite Read More
It’s Not Mine - I was going for a swim the other morning (okay, I was going to walk around in the water), when I noticed there were some people already in the pool. I was slightly annoyed because on previous mornings I had the pool all to myself and I could play my music and enjoy the solitude and the water. I almost Read More
Love It - I was reminded recently of a familiar saying among Christians that we are to be in the world but not of it. This thinking has some basis in Jesus’ prayer for his disciples in John 17:16, “They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.” Too many Christians use this thinking to opt Read More
Wonder Woman, The Movie - Recently, I went to see the movie Wonder Woman and must admit I thoroughly enjoyed it. I found myself really getting into the fight scenes (literally throwing punches in the air). As I thought about it later, I wondered why I enjoyed the fight scenes so much. I realized it wasn’t so much about the fighting as it was seeing Read More
“Simply Jiff” - I was holding a jar of peanut butter recently and as I turned it over in my hand and read the label the words “Simply Jiff,” caught my attention. I thought, “well, that says it all.” I mean, that tells you it is what it is, no more, no less. Wouldn’t it be cool if when we met people we Read More
2017 Mission Garland - If you walk into our church this week you might look around and say, “What a mess!” And you would be right. Our youth have been engaged in mission projects and worship and camping out at the church all week along with our summer day school program. It’s noisy and it looks rather strange. In fact, it’s a holy mess! Read More
Welcome Welcome to New World United Methodist Church! - Welcome to New World UMC! I am so happy that YOU ended up on our website today! I hope that YOU find what you are looking for here and that we get to see you on a Sunday soon! Please know that you are NEVER required to know anything or do anything or be perfect or anything like that to Read More