To all the Women of our Church and Beyond:
On Saturday, October 6th you are invited to a special Women’s Day Apart. This will be a marvelous time to rejuvenate, renew, and restore your spirit. Our theme for the day is ‘KISS: Keep it Simple Sisters’ : Practicing Minimalism in a Complicated World.
I’ll be walking you through a variety of ways we can clear the channels to God’s Grace, which are almost always blocked by clutter:
1. Physical clutter maintained through our possessions, rampant materialism and consumerism
2. Emotional clutter created by our virtual world, harnessing us to screens and images instead of substantive relationships and people.
3. Spiritual Clutter which n
Psalm 34:1-4 (MSG)
“I bless God every chance I get; my lungs expand with his praise.
I live and breathe God; if things aren’t going well, hear this and be happy:
Join me in spreading the news; together let’s get the word out.
God met me more than halfway, he freed me from my anxious fears.”
We stand on the cusp of another transition – summer activity into school year madness! The summer is behind us, full of the done and the undone, new memories made, new people met, hopefully some new growth. We look over the edge of the end of August to the beginning of September, knowing many of our kids have already started their school year activities in sports or band camp or academic prerequis
Last week during the All-Church Mission Trip, I had the opportunity to go with a few people on a sunrise hike high in the Appalachian Mountains. We had to wake up at five in the morning after working 3 longs days building a house with two more to go. We started the hike in the dark using flashlights to guide our steps. We reached the top just before the sun started to shine. We sat on a rock pinnacle in silence for thirty minutes as the sun came up. It was a beautiful experience.
The whole time I was sitting up there all I could think was that old adage, “You can hear the hills sing.” It was so beautiful that my heart was overflowing, and I could feel God's presence and see His carefully d