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Last week I took a trip back to Mississippi to attend the MS Annual Conference Memorial Service in which my mother was recognized. All of the pastors and spouses of the conference who passed away last year were recognized. Included in those numbers were women and men who were both younger and older than my mother. One pastor who died last year was my age. It was a beautiful service and I’m glad I could be there to honor my mother and her years of service to the Mississippi Conference of the Methodist Church and the people of the local churches where they served.

In the days leading up to the memorial service my brother and I took trips down memory lane in many different ways. We gave thanks for the kind, generous person my mother was and the many ways she ministered to us and others. We drove around the town where she lived out her retirement years and marveled at the changes which had occurred. Some changes were for the better. Some of them were for worse, but almost everything has changed.

One of the few constants in this universe is change. We know change is coming and we can help shape it for the future or we can expend all of our energy trying to prevent it from happening. But, one thing is certain: change is coming.

As we look at the life of our church and our role as disciples who make a difference, what changes are coming and how is God directing you to be a part of them? What change is God asking you to personally make in your life? During these summer months I hope you will make time to reflect on God’s blessings as well as look for God’s direction.

See you Sunday, Steve

[Steve's Space for June 5, 2018]

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