Wide Open Spaces
It’s November already! The holidays are upon us. It’s a joyous time of the year with traditions and people and gifts and food, but often each of those characteristics of the season become a task and we feel the season closing in on us. It can make us claustrophobic if we let it. I became […]
Worry Wart – Who Me?
Would the Lord have been good if it had rained that day? Of course. Would Lyndsay and Joseph have survived (like hundreds of others) if it rained on their outdoor wedding? Definitely. Those are the easy questions. Here is the hard question. Why can’t I apply that same level of trust to other areas of my life?…We need to talk to Him. Then wait and trust. Trust in the God we love and serve, the God of the universe.
Set Free to Serve
Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her. So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began to wait on them. [vs. 38-39 NIV] My unsanctified, Spirit-less reaction to this story has often been, “Typical. The woman is expected to serve the men. Is that why they asked Jesus to help her, so they would have someone available to serve them?” Ugly, I know….Spiritually, what underlying conditions hinder serving? Apathy? Bitterness? Fear? Is there anything in our lives that needs Jesus’ rebuke? He offers the same healing to us. He wants to set us free to serve.
Celebrate 2018 Schedule
Check out our Resource page and download the schedule for Celebrate 2018, October 11-14, in Lancaster, PA. One exciting option will be to attend the Sight & Sound Theatre production of Jesus.