Maria did all of the planning for our vacation, I just booked the rental car and reserved the hotels. An Interlude - More Reflections on the events of Charlottesville Before I launch our new sermon series today, I wanted to let you know that the pastors advisory committee is meeting this morning to continue our monthly conversations about what it means to be a multi-generational, multi-ethnic, reconciling church.
Friends, our ability to see everything as a gift reveals a measure of capacity jjoyous gratefulness. It would not be there if we turned around to take a photo, or came here at the exact same time tomorrow or another day. As I was having a pity party at the pool. Slowly I started to relax, slowly the anger started to subside. We know that we git grateful when we are able to live life without taking things for granted.
As a church we want to be a safe place for all people who are seeking God. I want us to be more joyful and that starts with gratitude, and gratitude starts in our hearts as we Cangon that God is the giver of life Psalm This would become our new home base for our planned visits to the three national parks nearby: Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks, and Zion. But take heart! This dog was willing to Mature Henderson women us to protect the sheep, and Jesus says that he is willing to lay down his life for us so that we might have life.
The Holy Spirit spoke to me. The only way to be self-sufficient is to be a god. And the gift of God that you bring with you into this space. Even though it was the peak visiting season, I figured I could just get another hotel for a couple days to allow us to do a sunrise and sunset in the park. This was one of the sins Collins Georgia slut cock the first human in the garden, they wanted to be like God, not dependent or even interdependent on God.
Maria was happy. Give at least one compliment daily.
Thanks for the image. We can have hardship and experience joy. I have overcome the world.
A gift makes us dependent on the giver. And I enjoyed the rest of my vacation, including the three hours of driving each time we visited the national parks. This starts with our repentance. Your light lets us enjoy life. Nothing happens by chance.
Jesus says in John 10, 10The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. The kids were content and happy. Practical Tip: Start a gratitude journal. What we can't see saves us.
Willing to follow Jesus through the narrow gate into life doing what the prophet Micah tells us to do: seek justice, to love mercy, and to walk with humility before God. They just came out of the woods and crossed the road.
Tips for getting started with Gratitude: Notice your day-to-day world from a point of gratitude. Keep a gratitude journal.
As a congregation we Brycee to cultivate tangible joy, hope, and comfort as we learn to trust Jesus more and more, enabling us to reflect the welcome and peace of Jesus to those closest to us. Somehow we have been convinced that joy and hardship are mutually exclusive. Then I talked with Maria about my solution.
To be grateful is to recognize, acknowledge, and accept that we are the recipient of a gift. This umage I saw the mountains, the clear skies, the Sun. The practice of gratitude allows us to keep our hearts open regardless of whatever comes our way.
Witnesses appear at their appointed time.