Pastor's Blog

Moving Boxes June 21, 2018: Moving faithfully into the future together - Hi Faith, As I write you this tonight, I'm sitting on the floor of my new home, just miles from the church, surrounded by boxes. I find myself staring at piles of meticulously labeled boxes and blank walls, dreaming of what the future holds here. Who will come visit? What memories will we share? How will I be shaped and Read More
Jenna Morrison June 14, 2018: Thirteen Things You Might Want To Know About Jenna - Thirteen Things You Might Want To Know About Jenna Jenna’s staff/colleagues at First Rockwall UMC put together a fun list of 13 Things you might want to know... 13. Not a good cook, but regularly gets A’s for effort 12. Avid reader 11. Can still do a headstand 10. Widely known in Dallas for karaoke skillz 9. Obsessively drinks unsweet Read More
Jenna Morrison and Hadley June 7, 2018: To My New Faith Community - To my new Faith Community Months ago, on a Thursday at 12:45 in the afternoon, I got the call that my fur-child, Hadley, and I would be joining you in Corinth. I was on my way to Oklahoma for the weekend, and suddenly found myself taking the Swisher exit off I-35 and pulling into the church parking lot. I drove Read More
June 1, 2018: Goodbyes - It is hard to believe Sunday is the final sermon I will give as the Pastor of Faith UMC. It is hard to believe it is here. It doesn’t seem like it is possible we are already to June. As I have been preparing for this day, and in preparations for my final sermon, I have to share something I Read More
May 24, 2018: Gratitude - After a long weekend of traveling to be with family for my niece's and nephew's high school graduations, I returned home in time to attend our Youth Thank You Banquet. The Thank You Banquet is one of my favorite traditions at Faith. It's a banquet, so there's great food, cooked and served by our youth. But even better, it is Read More
Chad Seagle May 17, 2018: Message from Chad Seagle – Facing change - Have there ever been massive gaps (maybe years) in your commitment to exercise? Last summer I decided to add weightlifting to my exercise regimen, to help prevent injuries in the sports I played and hold off Father Time a little longer. I had not lifted weights since high school, so maybe you can imagine how I felt that first week Read More
May 10, 2018: Faith without works … - Faith without works Is like a song you can't sing (sing) It's about as useless as A screen door on a submarine … These words are from one of my favorite songs (Screen Door by Rich Mullins), because they paint a picture of how crazy it is for us to have faith and not be moved into action. If you Read More
May 3, 2018: Lessons Learned … Easy Way Or Hard Way - Lessons Learned … Easy Way Or Hard Way Did your parents (or another adult) ever say to you, “We can do this the easy way or the hard way”? I didn’t fully understand how true this statement would be in life. We all make choices. And we have all, on occasion, ‘learned the hard way’ that we should have listened Read More
April 26, 2018: Baptisms, Confirmations, and Graduations (oh my!) - Baptisms, Confirmations, and Graduations (oh my!) “The days are long, but the years are short.” – Gretchin Rubin Raising children is like a marathon. It’s as much mental as it is physical. Some miles are longer than others. There are long sleepless nights when they are babies — and again when they are teenagers. There are times you want to Read More
April 19, 2018: Save a Life - Do you believe you can save a life or change the world? Do you believe you are ‘made for a miracle’? I would be the first to say, who me? Not little old me. I think most of us don’t think we can transform the world, but that is the mission Jesus gave us - and it is the mission Read More