I don’t know this first hand, but I communicate with many on a regular basis and it is a common thread in each conversation. There is a new challenge every day and sometimes it can feel like trying to move an un-movable wall. Or at least a wall that pushes back.
September should be known as Back-to-Church season. With school in session once again most people are done with their summer vacations, bracing themselves for the work that is in front of them. We are prepared for the school year and the work season, aiming for high achievements.
Over the past year and a half, many of the students in the youth group have been in active mentorships with adults in the church. They have recognized a need for spiritual growth in their lives and have partnered with mature adults within Sunnyview to challenge them and help them to grow.
With any church, family, or organization there will be redefining moments. Why? Everything gets blurry! I fear that the Christian life gets blurry when personal preferences are substituted for living out the life that Jesus died for us to have
I love this time of year, when life begins to emerge out of its lifeless status. Brown turns to green and green turns to vibrant colors of Spring. God provides warmer temperatures and the tempo of life begins to beat a little faster and people begin to emerge from winter hibernation. I realize that Spring happens every year and it has happened for a long, long time, but we need to be reminded of the emergence of life within us, because God created us to live with Him.