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A Morning Message Thursday, June 8, 2017

Categories: Morning Messages

Good Morning! It was am emotional time for Carol and me at SUMC last night.  Thank You to everyone that came and share in the evening.  Thank You Ken and Sally for going all out for us.  The kitchen crew had a great meal!  The Quilt Ministry gave us a lasting gift of love.  Sally prepared a wonderful tribute to our family and our 10 years of ministry at SUMC.  We even had a visit from Jan Kinder and the Shaggies.  Jan is sending Shaggy No. 2 with us to St. Joe.  It was a lovely evening and words can’t express our love for Salem and this church.  We have better people for having shared life with you all.  Have a great week and be  blessed!

19 We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19 NIV 


I do believe that love wins and we only know love through Jesus Christ.  Love in isn’t purist form is the love of God.  God loves us unconditionally.  The problem we have with love is the human corruption of love.  We have used it to our advantage.  We have been manipulative with love.  This is not the love we are called to reflect.  We are to reflect the love of God.  It is a lot like a copy on a copy machine.  The first copy is great, but if you copy a copy and then copy it again it loses its clarity.  If we learn love from people we have copied a copy.  Lean in and learn love the creator of love.  We love indeed because he first love us.   Just a thought for today.

Yesterday’s Question: What does itineracy mean?    The method of deploying clergy      Dennis Enloe is our winner today.

Today’s Question: Why is Shaggy No. 2, Shaggy No. 2?

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In Christ,


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