The Ties That Bind

NOTE: As we approach a called General Conference of the United Methodist Church, I wanted to remind you of an upcoming opportunity to pray for the United Methodist Church on February 20, 2019. I’ve asked Matthew Robinson to let you know more about this event by guest posting on my blog. Breathe Peace, For those […]

A Farewell

Many of you have already heard that both Eddie Hilliard and Jim Calvert are being appointed to other United Methodist Churches. Eddie will be appointed to serve as Senior Pastor of Sealy United Methodist Church while Jim will be the Senior Pastor of Onalaska United Methodist Church. Yes, it will be hard for us to […]


Although Steve Jobs simply wanted to make a “ding in the universe,” he did more than make a “ding,” he began a revolution that changed the world. And he did so by doing things differently than how they were being done. When he was asked about the success of Apple, his reply was simple: Everything […]

Six Words to Change Your Life

Dave Kunst is in the Guinness Book of World Records for walking around the world. Yep, he is the only verified person to circumambulate the landmass of the earth. The journey began from his home in Waseca, Minnesota on June 20, 1970. And his walk finished right back in Waseca, Minnesota on October 4, 1974. […]


If you have a map of Australia, it’s wrong.  The whole country is going to officially relocate to correct the error. Why? Australia is moving. This isn’t so surprising; after all, every single continent is on the move. Australia was once connected to both India and Antarctica, finally breaking away from the former 100 million […]

Guest Blog: Great Expectations

(NOTE: Today’s blog is written by Matthew Robinson, Director of Music, Arts and Communication at First United Methodist Church and is offered as preparation for the celebration of Palm Sunday on April 9, 2017 at FUMCMC. We hope you’ll join us in worship at 10:30 AM. — Breathe Peace, Marty.) Meet Hank. Hank is our family’s loving, […]

Unorthodox Sabbath

Greetings. Originally, Israel’s Sabbath laws had to do with acknowledging the holiness of God by breaking the rhythm of day-to-day life. Sabbath was to remind them that in the end it wasn’t their strength or cleverness or work ethic or technological advances that sustained their lives. It was God, and God alone. If you are […]

SIMPLICITY . . . Nixing More

In January 1999 the North Atlantic commercial fishing industry saw a deadly string of accidents. In a 13-day span, the Cape Fear, the Adriatic, and the Beth Dee Bob were lost at sea off the coast of New Jersey. In all, 10 men died, five never to be found. Commercial fishing is a dangerous way […]

MINDFULNESS – Meeting Jesus in the Kitchen

Centuries ago a man named Nicolas Herman, who was an uneducated household servant from a poor family, was converted looking at a tree. It was a barren tree, stripped of leaves and fruit. What caught his attention was the realization that the tree awaited the sure hope of a springtime revival and summer abundance. As […]


As we move into 2016 and the Re-Launch of First United Methodist Church Missouri City, we have some choices each one of us will have to make. As individuals and as a community, we need to decide whether or not we are willing to be a rock upon which God can use to build His […]