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Illusions

“…Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.”  – Philippians 2:15-16 A few years ago, my son was invited to a birthday party at a magic shop in downtown McKinney. I would normally drop him off and come back when the party was […]

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Be Kind

It is time to come clean about some of the important relationships in my life. In particular, my relationships with Siri and Alexa have been deteriorating rapidly. The quality of our communication is getting worse rather than better, and in my view it is because they both believe they are capable of thinking my thoughts […]

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JOYS AND CONCERNS – FEBRUARY 5

RECENT/UPCOMING SURGERIES/HOSPITALIZATIONS Liam Blake Brandy Carnline Sandy Cox Cindy Mackey Vicki Scharfenberger Ann Shipman Ted Spurlock REHAB/EXTENDED CARE Andy Bauers Judy Dillon Aileen Julian Charlie Morina Robbie Robinson John Stevenson Clark Swafford Dee Thomas Walt Zulch BIRTHS None at this time DEATHS Feb. 1 – Dessie Pratt (Connie Veazey’s mother)

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JOYS AND CONCERNS – JANUARY 29

RECENT/UPCOMING SURGERIES/HOSPITALIZATIONS Tom Atkins Jim Barton Louise Carll Liz Edwards Ned LaRowe John Stevenson John Strickland Hoyte Veazey Ed Whitehill John Wise REHAB/EXTENDED CARE Judy Dillon Alleen Julian Charlie Morina Robbie Robinson Lynda B Smith Dee Thomas Walt Zulch BIRTHS None at this time DEATHS Jan. 25 – Larry Parramore (Barbara Cases’s father) Feb. 1 […]

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JOYS AND CONCERNS – JANUARY 22

RECENT/UPCOMING SURGERIES/HOSPITALIZATIONS Jim Barton Eileen Horany Jean Little John Strickland REHAB/EXTENDED CARE Bob Boldt Judy Dillon Robbie Robinson Lynda B Smith Dee Thomas Walt Zulch BIRTHS None at this time DEATHS/UPCOMING SERVICES Susan Weisenburger’s mother (Jan. 15) Jeff Strauss’ father (Jan. 16) Toy Jones’ mother (Jan. 19) Hank Lyle memorial service (Jan. 25 at 11 […]

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Warm Hugs

“Our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father loved us and through grace gave us eternal comfort and a good hope. May he encourage your hearts and give you strength in every good thing you do or say.” ( 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 ) Do you consider yourself a hugger? I walked into my house […]

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What’s Next

What’s next? That’s a question I get a lot these days as I approach my pending retirement from Christ United in June of this year. Everyone seems to understand me well enough to know that I’m not just going to be sitting around doing nothing. Today is my first public report about pending possibilities. It […]

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A Note on the Recent UMC Agreement Proposal

Christ United members and friends, Since July of 2019 a small group of United Methodist leaders, representing most of the caucus groups and theological positions of our church, has been quietly negotiating to find a way through the United Methodist Church’s impasse on the issue of human sexuality. Most of these leaders, on all sides, […]

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JOYS AND CONCERNS – JANUARY 15

RECENT/UPCOMING SURGERIES/HOSPITALIZATIONS Jim Barton Nancy Hagberg Jean Little Lynda B Smith REHAB/EXTENDED CARE Bob Boldt Judy Dillon Toy Jones Robbie Robinson Dee Thomas Walt Zulch BIRTHS None at this time DEATHS/UPCOMING SERVICES Jan. 16 at 2 pm – Steve Hudnall memorial in CUMC Sanctuary Jan. 17 at 11 am – Judith Armstrong memorial in CUMC […]

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JOYS AND CONCERNS – JANUARY 8

RECENT/UPCOMING SURGERIES/HOSPITALIZATIONS Jim Barton Gary Baxter Brandy Carnline Dan Cone Earl Dedman Don Driver Russ LeClaire REHAB/EXTENDED CARE Bob Boldt Judy Dillon Steve Hudnall Toy Jones Matthew Nelson Robbie Robinson Dee Thomas Walt Zulch BIRTHS None at this time DEATHS/UPCOMING SERVICES Bobby Carnline’s mother/grandmother Prissy Wisnewski’s mother (Jan. 8) Jan. 17 at 11 am – […]

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