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Happy New Year from the Lay Organization

Posted on Thu, Jan 1, 2015

DECEMBER 31, 2014

DECEMBER 31, 2014


The Connectional Lay Organization Online

Bishop William Phillips DeVeaux Sr. - Lay Commission Chairman

Dr. Willie C. Glover - Global President-Connectional Lay Organization

Mr. Walter C. Jeffers - Director of Public Relations



"In Loving Memory of Mrs. Eileen S. Warner"





“Cheers to a new year and another chance

for us to get it right.” ― Oprah Winfrey



A Year of Time

Though even thinking on the subject of time may

prove discomforting, it is not a bad idea—especially

at the beginning of a new year.

As we look into a year, we look at a block of time.

We see 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes, 31,536,000 seconds. And all is a gift

from God. We have done nothing to deserve it, earn it,

or purchased it. Like the air we breathe, time comes

to us as a part of life.

The gift of time is not ours alone. It is given equally

to each person. Rich and poor, educated and ignorant, strong and weak—every man, woman and child has the same twenty-four hours every day.

Another important thing about time is that you cannot stop it. There is no way to slow it down, turn it off,

or adjust it. Time marches on.

And you cannot bring back time. Once it is gone,

it is gone. Yesterday is lost forever. If yesterday is lost, tomorrow is uncertain. We may look ahead at a full year’s block of time, but we really have no guarantee that

we will experience any of it.

Obviously, time is one of our most precious possessions. We can waste it. We can worry over it. We can spend

it on ourselves. Or, as good stewards, we can invest it

in the kingdom of God.

The New Year is full of time. As the seconds tick away, will you be tossing time out the window, or will you make every minute count?






Dr. Willie C. Glover - Global President

and the Members of the

Connectonal Lay Organizaton

African Methodist Episcopal Church






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