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Finding The One…

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Did you think I was talking about a man? Ha! No, well kinda…2 years ago my family and I left the church we were attending. There was a political uprising and our Pastor was fired. Sadly the whole thing was a mess and there was another pastor waiting in the wings…not how it’s suppose to be done but that’s life. Our pastor went about things and eventually started his own church. Anyway, my family and I decided to look at other churches. Our first choice stuck. I’ve been going to church my whole life and never, since childhood, have I felt so at home in a church. The people are are amazing. Everyone is so friendly. They actually make you feel as if you are a family.  We’ve been at this church for 2 years now and I can’t imagine ever going somewhere else. Yesterday, after 2 1/2 years we voted in our new pastor. The previous pastor left to start his own church, at least that is my understanding. Pastor Heath answered the  view of call and came to preach. He was awesome. Kind of nervous, which is understandable, but his message was awesome. It was about unrealistic expectations, which I found to be very fitting. As you can imagine there are people out there who will expect the new pastor to be just like the previous pastor or the interim pastor we have had. I kind of feel like he was saying “I am me, I am not them and don’t expect me to be.” Anyhoo, after the service we had a luncheon and Pastor gave his testimony. After a Q&A session he and his family were taken upstairs and we cast our votes. It was a silent vote. We marked yes or no on a slip of paper we were given and they were counted. It was almost a unanimous vote yes.

We are all so excited to have Pastor Mike as our shepherd. His first official Sunday will be April 24th and sadly I will be out of town at a book festival.

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Not Perfect Just Forgiven

Our new assistant manager at work is a Christian.  He and I have had some awesome talks.  Recently I had a bad attitude.  It was just one of those days.  We all have them.  My asst mangers says “That’s not a very Christian attitude”  Half kidding.  My reply “I’m not perfect just forgiven”  Then I started to think..Is that really the attitude I need to have? I can have any attitude I want because I am forgiven?  My answer to myself is no.  That is not the attitude I need to take.  Rather than letting my bad day get to me and ruin my attitude I need to stop, say a little prayer, and give it up to God.  Let Him guide me through the day.

Psalm 31:3

For thou art my rock and my fortress; Therefore for thy name’s sake lead me and guide me.

In The Beginning

For some reason I have been thinking a lot lately about one of the first scripture verses I leaned.  Not the usual John 3:16 or the 23rd Psalm though I know those too.  Thanks to years and years of vacation bible school.  This one I learned my senior year in high school.  My youth group went to camp over Christmas break.

2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

I have kept this verse in the back of my head for a lot of years.  I look it up once in a while and read the corresponding verses.  It’s a reminder to me, and to all who have read it and studied the commentary, to keep you’re faith strong in the Lord.  No matter how bad things get or seem to get.  Our reward is in heaven.