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3/6/2014 by Dale Lykins
My worship professor at Asbury Seminary, Don Boyd, said: Worship helps with our being. It helps us to know who we are. It also helps us in becoming who we are not yet.
Matthew 17 records this story we call the Transfiguration: Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by ...
2/27/2014 by Dale Lykins
What a long tedious winter we are having!
I’m not a big fan any way. This year I am really not excited.
No more snow please! Especially on Sunday. And, the bitter cold, what’s up with that?
I don’t know about you, but I think all of the wintry conditions take a toll on us. Our bodies, and also our spirits are effected by the energy...
2/20/2014 by Dale Lykins
There comes a time when you just have to go into the future boldly!
(Uh oh, that makes me think of the tag line of a favorite TV show “Boldy go where…”)
About a year ago a serious conversation was started among staff and other leaders regarding our database and information system that is used for the congregation. ...
2/13/2014 by Dale Lykins
The month of February Pastor Lisa and I are sharing stories of Olympians in the sermons. We are linking their stories to every day challenges we all face. Then we are showing how God strengthens us in the midst of those challenges.
Another story caught my attention today. It was of Anna Ringsred a speed skater on the US Olympic ...
1/30/2014 by Dale Lykins
When Shelly and I are planning on purchasing new bedding (comforter, shams and the like), we inevitably buy something we think we like when looking at it through the bag in the store. The picture gives you one impression. But it is hard to know what it looks like in our bedroom until we get it home, unfold all of it, and ...
1/16/2014 by Dale Lykins
Hi MUMC Friends:
Today I presided at the funeral for my last grandparent. Louella Mae Lykins was 92 years old. It was a difficult thing to do the funeral for such an amazing woman and in front of a large family. I have 17 cousins and many now have grandkids! That's alot of people.
It went really well and I am glad I ...
1/9/2014 by Dale Lykins
I wanted to share with you the report I shared in worship on December 22, 2013.
On November 24, 2013 we gathered to celebrate God's presence and work in us, through us, and among us.
We have been praying for God to help us be open to breaking the chains that hold us back. We wanted to pay off debt as soon as ...
1/3/2014 by Dale Lykins
Here we are at the beginning of a new year!
I thought I would spend this blog post reminiscing about what we have been able to accomplish over the past year or so. With God’s help we have done much to lay a strong foundation and move us forward into the future.
This year we have: (These are in no particular order)
- Developed a new
12/20/2013 by Dale Lykins
Today I received the news that the biopsy on my eyelid, for which I had surgery a week ago, was benign. That’s great news! I wondered, although always felt it was likely not cancer, but you never know exactly, do you? At least, not until the word is final.
Others have faced more serious news. Others have waited ...
12/13/2013 by Dale Lykins
When I was in my twenties I didn’t have to be careful what I ate. I didn’t exercise. I didn’t think about retirement. The future was way out there somewhere and I had a long way to get there!
Well, that future is now not so far away. Retirement isn’t that many more years. I have diabetes. I cannot skip exercising or I will...
12/6/2013 by Dale Lykins
I thought I’d write about a couple of things that have been accomplished over this past year and a half. It has been a busy period of time as leaders redefined our purpose to be a “reaching, nurturing, sending community of committed followers of Jesus.” Our vision is “To be a vital church transforming individuals...
11/27/2013 by Dale Lykins
I give praise to God for so many blessings that were experienced last Sunday 11/24.
How exciting it is to be part of a vital movement of God’s Spirit!
The weeks leading up to the Culminating Event for the Break the Chains campaign helped us focus our attention on what God was calling us to be. That’s the first question. ...
11/21/2013 by Dale Lykins
I think most everyone in the church knows that our daughter, Elyse, was married this past August. Since it had been years since I was involved in the planning for my own wedding, I don’t think I realized, until the date for Elyse’s wedding was set, how much planning goes into carrying-out a wedding!
If I had 50 for every hour...
11/15/2013 by Dale Lykins
Stewardship is what we do with all we have, all we are, and all we can become. It is a journey in life, responding to what God has done for us in Jesus Christ. It begins with the affirmation that we are children of God. “God so loved us,” we are told in the Gospel of John, that God gave. That’s where our ...
10/31/2013 by Dale Lykins
Monday, October 28 the Church Council elected the Leqadership Board for 2014.
The people who will serve in this capacity are as follows:
Class of 2014:
Class of 2015:
Class of 2016:
In the next couple of weeks I'll be sharing more...
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