Dr. David N. Mosser's Blog


  • November 10, 2017 - Veterans Day 2017

    Saturday is Veterans Day 2017. As I think over my ministry I wish I knew how many soldiers of our Armed Forces I have buried who served our country with distinction. Someone once told me that war was an undertaking that revealed a person’s truest self. So, this weekend we stop and pray for both the memories of our war dead as well as for peace. Perhaps the psalmist puts it for us best: Read more...

  • October 27, 2017 - All Saints - A Day to Remember

    All Saints Sunday means more and more to me as more and more of my friends on this side of the sod are now entering “the dearly departed.”  Read more...

  • October 21, 2017 - You Can Be an

    Evangelist . . . Invite a Friend to Church!

    I have been thinking about what an average United Methodist Christian could do for our church without too much effort. Read more...

  • October 13, 2017 - What We Leave Behind Says a Lot

    Several years ago, a family called on me to celebrate a funeral service for their grandmother who once attended the church I pastored. Read more...

  • October 3, 2017 - The Darwin Awards

    Keeping a sense of humor—as well as our faith in Christ—may be one of the ways we retain our sanity in the midst of what appears to be worldwide chaos. Thus, I am amused each year when the Darwin Awards are awarded. Read more...

  • September 26, 2017 - Gifts

    One of the best things a church can offer any of us is a place to use our gifts. Combined every congregation has a vast arsenal of things that they can do if they are but willing and able to offer themselves as volunteers in some kind of mission. Read more...

  • September 19, 2017 - 15 Things Teenagers Ask...

    I have no idea where I read this. Since on September 22nd our very own Salado UMC will hosts the 5th Quarter for area Youth after Salado Eagles Homecoming Game, I reasoned that it was worth thinking as some young people do this week. Here are fifteen things that teenagers ask about when given the chance to do so anonymously: Read more...

  • September 8, 2017 - Kids [still] Say the Darndest Things

    Working with youngsters always is both challenging and rewarding. Kids are always energetic and often force us to look at things in new ways. As a pastor I have always enjoyed teaching confirmation because the youngsters never fail to bring me new insights and perspectives on scripture. Read more...

  • September 1, 2017 - Listen for a Change

    My retired pastor friend Tom Butts from Monroeville, AL, wrote a story long ago that I have never forgotten because it is to true and so helpful for the prospect of being Christian and human—which I take to be the same thing. Can we listen? Read more...

  • August 10, 2017 - Civility and/or Respect

    From time to time even people in the church get into some sort of conflict or another. It happens everywhere. I see it in the youth, youth choir, Sunday school, Women’s group, men’s group, college classrooms, faculty meetings, marriages, families, state legislature, the United Nations, and on and on and on. So the issue is not if or when we will run into conflict, but the real question is how we handle conflict. Read more...