It was Meant to Be (Tuesday Thoughts)

14 In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah. 15 In the letter he wrote, “Set Uriah in the forefront of the hardest fighting, and then draw back from him, so that he may be struck down and die.” 16 As Joab was besieging the city, he assigned Uriah to the …

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It was Meant to Be (a Poem)

While watching television last night a character said, "It was meant to be." The statement is fairly close to Leslie Weatherhead's "Ultimate will of God." But, there is a great deal of range between "It was meant to be" and the "Ultimate Will of God." As I contemplated the statement, "It was meant to be," …

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It’s About Grace

I didn't want to miss but they say, "If you are sick stay home." So I did. I didn't feel that bad but on Thursday I started coughing. On Friday I called my doctor. I have an allergy history and she said she thought it to be allergies. I agreed. Since she thought it was …

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Love We Find in Wheat and Vine

23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup …

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Teachers I’m Praying for You

6 We have different gifts that are consistent with God’s grace that has been given to us. If your gift is prophecy, you should prophesy in proportion to your faith. 7 If your gift is service, devote yourself to serving. If your gift is teaching, devote yourself to teaching. 8 If your gift is encouragement, devote yourself to encouraging. The …

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30-Day, Sep. Photo Challenge

Instructions Welcome to the first 30 Day Challenge for Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church and Spirit's Breath Ministries. We'd love for you to participate. This is a photo challenge. Since most of us have smart phones, participating shouldn’t be difficult. First, there are Scriptures numbered from 1-30, each number corresponds to the calendar day in …

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Building Faith

46 God is our refuge and strength,    a help always near in times of great trouble.2 That’s why we won’t be afraid when the world falls apart,    when the mountains crumble into the center of the sea,3     when its waters roar and rage,    when the mountains shake because of its surging waves. Selah4 There is a river whose streams gladden God’s city,    the holiest …

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Your Baptism May Not Be Valid?

. I read blogs on the blogging platform Medium.com fairly regularly. Sometime I read a post's title and it grabs me and I have to go read it. It happened to me over the weekend with a post title, "Sorry Sir, Your Baptism is Not Valid." It was written by a guy named Dan Foster …

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Missing Something? (Manuscript)

(On the Spiritual Trail Series) Sunday Worship from Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church-Nacogdoches, Texas    3 There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a Jewish leader. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one could do these miraculous signs that …

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