ast Thursday evening, my two teenagers and I crowded around my laptop. We logged onto LifePoint’s livestream page and watched the preteen video. Yes, you read that right. We watched a video for 4th and 5th graders. In my defense, I’d heard several...
Gray Night of the Soul I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “In a real dark night of the soul, it...
ne of the most important things we can teach our children is that their strength comes from Christ, while fear is from the enemy. 2 Timothy 1:7 While this is true, fear and caution in children is normal and expected, particularly during stressful...
We are sinners AND Jesus died for us! Both are equally true and hold equal space. We must accept that we are helpless sinners without hope, but we don’t stop with that thought. Equally true is that Jesus conquered death by dying for our sins and giving us the hope of eternity with him
Coronavirus has changed all of our lives almost overnight. Wouldn’t it be great if years down the road, our kids look back on this time and their overarching memory is that they felt safe even in the midst of the chaos and confusion?
I don’t know how the seed of faith was initially planted in my family, but, like the primroses, it has grown and blossomed into a legacy that I am now passing down to my own children.
What is happening around the world and even in our own communities right now, doesn’t feel good. But in the midst of the turmoil and confusion in the world, God is good.
If I can clue you all into something I’ve learned during our recent circumstances, it would be this:
Church is the PEOPLE and not the building!
People matter. Relationships matter. Connection is key.
This global pandemic personally impacts our current season. For essential workers and moms with young children, this could be a season of exhaustion. For parents working from home or small business owners this could be a season of stress. For others it could be a season of rest, fear, discouragement or loneliness.
So many of us are getting through this time by focusing on the day when things go back to how they were, but what if God has a different plan? What if He’s using this time to do a new thing? To create a new normal? One where appreciating His beauty and blessings is the thing we wake up most excited to do every day?
I believe that we are experiencing a pruning season in the church and in our nation, even in our world! What we have looked to other than God for life, significance, comfort and security is being cut away and trimmed back.
LifePoint is connected to many organizations in the community that depend on our financial assistance on a monthly basis. These funds are allocated in our annual budget each year and we rely on the consistent giving of our church members to meet these commitments.
Jesus tells us to come to him and find rest, to take His yoke and learn from Him. We are all weary. We are all burdened. Yet it is up to us to pick up His yoke – His yoke of wisdom and rest. We need to choose it.