Our team
Randy Tucker
Susan Allen
Pianist/2018 UMW President
Wanda Desmond
Administrative Assistant
Scottie Brown
Lay Leader
Diane Howell
2018 S/PPRC Chair
Bonnie Smith

The Christian Counter


April 2018


Spring is here! With the coming of this new season we are witnessing the growth of God’s creation all around us. I love Spring, the temperature is just right for going outside and enjoying all of God’s beauty that surrounds us. The flowers are blooming, the trees are budding, and the gardens are growing. New Life is springing up everywhere! I even like the rain. The fresh clean smell that follows a good storm. The much-needed nourishment for all the new growth. And the cleansing and refreshing that a downpour brings.


As much of a blessing as the rain can be, it can also be overwhelming. Sometimes I just want to hide inside and wait for it to stop. The rain can also be frustrating, it often disrupts my plans and makes me rethink the way I want to do things. I don’t like having to change my plans and I especially don’t like changing the way I do things. But when the rains stop, and the sun comes out it makes all the extra work worthwhile.


Spring is here! We are entering a new season here at Godley UMC. We are witnessing the growth of God’s Church all around us. Some much-needed repairs are being done. There is a new look to many of the rooms. We have new technology that is both amazing and scary. The youth and children’s ministry are coming alive. And we are beginning to see new faces that we haven’t seen before. There is a fresh, new look and feel all around us that is both exciting and disturbing.


There are lots of questions that need to be answered. There is a lot of new information that needs to be shared. There is a flood of new ways to communicate in this new season of growth and each generation has different avenues they choose communicate through. And I am not very good at most of them.


As much of a blessing as all this new communication technology is, I have found it to be overwhelming. There is texting, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Websites, Blogging, … and the list goes on and on. There is a big part of me that just wants to hide and wait for it to stop. I find learning these new means of communication to be frustrating. They disrupt my plans and make me rethink the way I do things.


With all of these new means of communication there also comes a wonderful blessing. We can now communicate with each other and share God’s love like never before. It requires work, it requires change, and it requires rethinking the way we have always communicated before. It also requires all of us to get involved. I can’t do it alone. I am excited for you to join me in this new season of growth. We can learn together as we grow together.


In Christ’s Love,

Pastor Randy Tucker



The Christian Counter