Happy Father’s Day to all the guys out there! Here is a prayer by Rebecca Barlow Jordan on Crosswalk.com for all the men in our lives.
Bless every father and every grandfather with the best of your spiritual blessings today. Let him know he is not alone in the tasks you have given him to provide for and support those under his care. Show him how much you delight in his work, and affirm the value of whatever You have given him to do—both as a father or grandfather and as a child of Yours. Confirm his worth daily so he has no reason to doubt whether he is loved in the eyes of his Heavenly Father.
Create in him a deep sense of trust in You, knowing that He can count on You to help him lead and protect those dependent on him. Let him know that every unselfish act of love and encouragement he has offered has been a gift that You receive gladly. Show him how effective the prayers of a godly man really are, and what a difference he has and can make to those around him, no matter how big or small the assignment.
When challenging times push him beyond his limits, assure him that You can take Him further into the realm of possible impossibility. Speak deep into his spirit the powerful words he longs to hear from read more
For all of you who are in the Anchorage area we invite you to head on over to our place at 10:30 AM tomorrow, Sunday, May 7th for an amazing concert. Cissy Padgett of Music with a Mission will be bringing some fantastic music that will bless your socks off during the morning service. For more information call 349-0255.
It’s time for our Spring Coffeehouse once again. Come relax and chase away the winter chill that’s still hanging on with some hot beverages, warm friendship, and live music. Bring a friend and double the joy April 2nd at 5:30 PM.
Hey, parents in the Anchorage area! It’s time for Parents Night Out again this coming Wednesday, September 28th. You can drop your kids off at 6:30 PM and pick them up at 8:30 PM and go out and have a couple hours to yourself. There is no charge for this event, but please be sure to send a few dollars for the kids to purchase items from the snack bar. Call 349-0255 for more information.
What a week! JCC’s Submerged Day Camp is coming to a close today after a whole week of music and dancing, crafting and teaching, playing and eating. A huge shout out to the team of 20 from Alabama who traveled all the way to Alaska to help us make this Day Camp available to the kids in our community. This team has been going non-stop since they hit the ground last Friday night decorating, shepherding kids, cooking, cleaning, teaching and making it all come together. They even staffed Parents Night Out for us and ministered at Parachutes to the Teens. Thank you! Thank you to the JCC Teens who were here faithfully each day to help out, too. Thank you to Pastor Caleb and Pastor Shayna for organizing the event and hosting the team.
Today’s devotional really gets to the heart of grace and forgiveness. It’s not a trite pie-in-the-sky everything-is-hunky-dory-feel-good devotional, but for those of us to whom forgiveness is not easy it will help us make forward progress in the forgiveness process.
The only thing harder than forgiveness is the alternative. Magnanimous forgiveness, allows the possibility of transformation in the guilty party. Lewis Smedes details this process of “spiritual surgery”: When you forgive someone, you slice away the wrong from the person who did it. You disengage that person from his hurtful act. You recreate him. Ata href=’http://www.faithgateway.com/the-scandal-of-forgiveness/’ title=’Read more’ …/a