Category Archives: Good News

Thoughts On Praying About The Weather

Just over a week ago we had a snow storm along the east coast states of the USA, including New Jersey, where I live. The weather reports were forecasting this for at least two days before the storm was due. … Continue reading

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Thank God For Hopes Fulfilled In The Past, Present And Future

As we start a new year, I’ve been thinking about how quickly time is moving. That’s not unusual. I have heard that said by a lot of people over the past few years, from close fiends and family members to famous people … Continue reading

Posted in Discernment, Eternity, Faith, God's Will, Good News, Heaven, Hope, Life Style, New Year, Time | 1 Comment

Participate With God In Bringing The Peace, Love, And Joy Of Jesus To The World

Recently, my son, Rev. Raymond A. Gough, pastor of New Limerick Baptist Church in Maine, wrote the following paragraph on Facebook: As I was vacuuming today I was reminded of James 2:26 says, “As the body without the spirit is dead, … Continue reading

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Big Hopes And Small Hopes, God Can And Will Fulfill Them All

If you are a regular reader of this post, you know that our themeiwsHOPE. We believe that if you are hoping for something, and if that hope is in accordance with God’s will, then that hope will be fulfilled, in God’s time … Continue reading

Posted in Bad News, Complications of life, Faith, God's grace, God's Will, Good News, Hope, Life Style, Patience, Perseverance, Prayer, Uncategorized, Worry | 1 Comment

What God Wants To Be Done, Will Be Done – In God’s time And God’s Way

When I was ordained and began serving as a fulltime United Methodist pastor I was advised that United Methodist pastors are expected to take an annual week for a personal spiritual renewal retreat. At first I used that time to … Continue reading

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Stewardship Is A Way to Participate In God’s Ministry In The World

Before you read our latest post, we want to apologize to you for not posting for the past month or so. Unfortunately, my computer needed some repairs, which took much longer than I expected. All seems to be in order now. … Continue reading

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God Will Ultimately Fulfill Our Hopes For Victory Over The Forces Of Evil

  Every day we hear and read ominous news abut the reality and results  of terrorism in the world. The daily news is filled with images of refugees from Syria trying to escape the forces of evil known as ISIS … Continue reading

Posted in 9/11 Patriots Day, Bad News, Faith, God's Will, Good News, Hope, Terrorism, Uncategorized | 1 Comment