Everyone is waiting on something. What are you waiting for? Christmas? Birthday? Vacation? Completing a project? Finishing a semester? Anticipating with an attitude of expectation is taking the long view. This is how we wait on God with an
Worldwide Wednesday: Pray for “J” Jordan
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us”
Welcome to Worldwide Wednesday. Each week during the year of 2017,
“Run, Forrest, Run.” Remember the movie Forrest Gump? He says, “Now you wouldn’t believe me if I told you, but I can run like the wind blows.
@SGiesbrecht shares wisdom from Forrest Gump: From that day
Monday Motivation: Stillness
Our best Monday Motivation begins with a choice to turn to God. When we focus our eyes on him, we can process and actually do what Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know I am God.”
Dear Friends and Family,
October is here. 10/17/16 marks the seven year anniversary of Pastor Paul’s promotion to heaven. Thank you for your continued prayers for our new blended family. With each passing year since Paul has gone, there are more friends and loved ones who have departed this earth for their heavenly home.
“Be careful, sweetie,” my dad’s strong voice cautioned me to avoid the object in the road. He’d just removed the training wheels on my Schwinn; so even though I was seated securely on the banana seat, both hands on the handlebars, the front tire still wobbled a little. I focused intently on the path ahead, “Yes, Father,” I said. I veered to the left just a little and swerved to avoid the obstacle.
“Father is one of the most familiar and commonly used name of God.”
However, some cannot relate to God as a caring, tender and involved dad, like mine, because they’ve been disappointed by their own negative personal paternal experiences. So what’s the big deal about ‘spiritual fatherlessness’? A lot.
Are you tired of plodding through life? Like a plane on ‘automatic pilot,’ our prayers can be repetitive, predictable and even humdrum as we go through the motions. Do you ever wonder if God really hears your prayers? The remedy could be as simple as admitting un-confessed sin. Think about how it felt when you first found out how much God loved you! It’s good to be reminded of His presence protecting us even when we were not seeking Him. 3 John 1:9 says, “We love because he first loved us.”
One of the best things about the Lead Like Jesus Encounter is the unique experience it brings for growth in leaders. It works because leaders take time out for positive self-care as they uncover brand new ways to further practice God’s presence. Through solid Bible teaching, group interaction and vulnerable activities, participants are encouraged to become engaged and to explore fresh ways to grasp a deeper understanding of the passion of God.
“Be careful, sweetie,” my dad’s strong voice cautioned me to avoid the object in the road. He’d just removed the training wheels on my Schwinn, so even though I was seated securely on the banana seat and both hands on the
June is here. It’s time to celebrate. Join me as I honor my husband, Dr. Jim Turner, for his many contributions to our community and to my personal health, well-being, and future.
“Not to us, O Lord, not to us