Are you joining us for the Summer Refreshment series? I hope so! If you are, our upcoming topic (posting this Friday) is "Be Still." I'm not very good at being still! Are you? But I'm seeking to grow in this area. Here's a Bible verse fb cover to get you ready for our Friday post. You can click on the link here or the image below:
Each week of the Summer (starting this Friday), I'm going to post a topic of refreshment...
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When I reached that phase of life when my girlfriends and I were all getting married, I made a lap quilt for my first friend who took her vows. I am not much of a seamstress, but the idea had an old-fashioned-romantic charm to it and so I took on the project. After much help from a woman who actually knew what she was doing (unlike me), many hours, and at least a few tears, the quilt was completed. The fabric matched her wedding colors and I had embroidered a daisy chain heart on the center patch with their names and wedding date inside the heart.
It was beautiful. But it wasn't perfect. The corners on the triangles weren't all aligned quite the same. I had taken it out so many times to get it right and finally had to let it be just the way it was. I was showing my soon-to-be husband the mistakes in it, and he asked me, "Did you expect it to be perfect?" Well, I certainly hadn't expected it to be imperfect! And so it began, this question that he regularly asked me when he found me picking apart my latest efforts. "Did you expect it to be perfect?"
As Noah and his family make it through the year-long plus journey of the Flood what are some qualities we can learn for our own lives today? What were God’s first Words after the Flood? What significance does the Noahic Covenant have in our times? What does God think of Humanism? How is Jesus’ teaching the answer? These are just some of the topics covered in this message.
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Today I brunched with a special group of sisters in the Lord. One of the gals just gradated from high school and for her graduation present flew from back east out to our Southern California neck of the woods. She moved away a few years ago and her friends from childhood reside here. Her new life and new church friends live on the other coast. From experience, I know it’s hard to have your heart stretched across two coasts. I asked what I could pray for her as she headed back. The summed up version of her heart was a prayer I think we could all echo; a prayer to live in the moment and be grateful for what’s in front of her, instead of reaching forward or backward.
Today, in the U.S. we honor the men and women who have served our country. Many of us enjoy a parade, a family BBQ and a day of relaxing. Personally, I've been busy working, writing mostly. Later today I'll head over to the hospital to visit a family member. And as I sat at my computer working and mentally preparing for the hospital visit, I looked over my computer screen to the beautiful day outside and started to feel a little.... oh, as pathetic as it sounds, a little left out