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The God of the Universe

The story is told that Teddy Roosevelt would go outside, stand on his balcony, and look up at the sky on most nights. He would see the moon, the stars,…

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Our Community is crying out for a church that shares love, grace, and hope. We are called to be generous.
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Wesley’s Covenant Service

Greetings! Sunday in worship, we join many other United Methodist Churches in kicking off the New Year by participating in an adaption of John Wesley’s Covenant Service. Central to this…

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REFLECTING ON PREVIOUS 6 YEARS

Greetings! Last Sunday (December 1st) was not only my birthday, but it also marked my 6th anniversary as the pastor of First United Methodist Church Missouri City. I have spent…

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All Saints

Every year as All Saints Sunday approaches, I think about a book I read years ago, “A Prayer for Owen Meany.” In the book, author John Irving tells the story…

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Something Beautiful for God

Greetings! When I did youth work, I would often ask the kids a simple question, “If you could eat dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be and…

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Give All You Can

Greetings! I have no idea when I learned to ride a bike. Nor do I remember who taught me, but I do know it wasn’t my mom. She was a…

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Stay in Love with God

Greetings! Not long after my mom died, a friend sent me a silly yet profound story about two caterpillars. One day, these caterpillars are crawling along on the ground when…

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Do Good

Greetings! If I am honest with you, the past couple of weeks haven’t been the easiest weeks in my life. I was forced to deal with a bunch of feelings…

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Do No Harm

Until recently, the only way to study how a caterpillar changes into a butterfly was to cut open the chrysalis or x-ray it—both with fatal results. But a recent issue…