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Thoughts and Reflections

Learning To Be Generous

Acts 2:44

All the believers were together and had everything in common.

I just attended the graduation ceremony for my two five-year-old granddaughters. We saw picture after picture on the big screen of children sharing and having a great time. Children from all walks of life – from various communities – and from diverse races. Children don’t care about our differences as much as their parents do. Children just care if someone is nice and plays nice. I wish we adults could learn something from our children.

Most children learn early in life to share – especially if they have siblings. When they are very young – sharing is something they learn or should learn. It may not come naturally to us all – but thru time and training – most of us learn to share. We take turns in games – we learn to share our crayons and other materials. I know my daughters taught this to our grandchildren – even sharing with their cousins after they learned to share with their siblings. Now – they wouldn’t think of letting a classmate go without if they had something and could share. Continue reading

May 21, 2018 Posted by | Build, Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Marriage, Missions, Outreach, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

All Things Work For The Good

Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

20140530-104833-38913743.jpgIt is the time of the year when people are graduating from school. Some are moving from High School to College – some from High School to the work force – and some from college to the work force. It is also the time of year for weddings – I think June has traditionally been the most popular month for weddings.

In each of these scenarios and more – the hope is always that all things would work for the good. We’re hoping the decisions we have made and training or education we have received – will work for the good! I have yet to see a coupe walking down the aisle that wasn’t full of a measure of hope that all things will work for the good. Continue reading

June 6, 2014 Posted by | Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Personal, Prayer, Theology | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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