Tag Archive | time with God

Being a Mary

It’s so easy to take the path of least resistance, right? Carving out time in our uber busy lives to just sit at Jesus’ feet as Mary did take some doing, and sometimes it’s easier to just be busy like Martha. Sunday’s message by Pastor Shayna points out the importance for us as Jesus Followers of making the effort to take the time to spend in God’s presence on a regular basis. Click on the arrow to listen to the message.

 

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God Time: It’s Not a Checklist

Sometimes our lives get so crazy busy we have a difficult time maintaining and growing relationships with people who are flesh and blood mortals we can see and touch let alone growing our relationship with God whom we cannot see with physical eyes. Today’s devotional, reposted from Devotionals Daily, gently encourages us to make that special relationship with God a priority. Not as a checklist item in our daily to-do lists, but a real heart connection with the God who made and saved us.

 

My four-year-old son, Jackson, was trying to get his straw in the juice pouch when he got lost in the food court crowd. I thought he was right behind me, but when we finally found a table and turned around, we saw he wasn’t there. I figured he couldn’t have gone far. In fact, he was probably near the live performance happening over by the stage. I looked everywhere for his red-and-brown striped shirt and khaki cargo shorts, but I didn’t see him.

As fear started to rise in my throat, I called his name. Surely he was around the food court somewhere. A few minutes went by, and I still couldn’t find him. I walked around, frantically yelling his name louder and louder.

One by one, people came up to me. “Is someone you love read more

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Friend of God

When I was in school I sat in a room with 40-50 other students for a semester or more, but when the final exam was finished and I walked out  the door I didn’t know most of those other people any better than when we first began the friendinitial class. I think that is probably the experience of most people – unless you  happen to be an extrovert who never met a stranger. I could recognize their faces – most of them – and know who they were by sight, but because I didn’t make the effort to talk to and interact with most of those other students I never got to truly know them enough to become friends. In Genesis we are told that Abraham was a “friend of God”. How do you suppose he got that title? What did he do to have God call him friend? Click on the arrow below to listen to Pastor Marlan’s message about becoming a friend of God.

 

Sunday JCC welcomed Carl Kancir as the new Men’s Ministry leader.

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