Saturday, September 22, 2018

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Japan One Year LaterSunday not only marks Daylight Savings but it is also the one year anniversary of the most recent Earthquake/Tsunami to ravage Japan. That event caused the deaths of over 19,000 people with many thousands still unaccounted for. Now, a year later, hope is beginning to shine in that nation as people, businesses and communities are recovering and being rebuilt.

1. Plan Your Holiday Package Deliveries

During the holidays, it is common for packages to be delivered and left on your doorstep when you are not home. Unfortunately, this often invites an opportunity for crime. Plan ahead for your deliveries by making sure someone will be home, or that a neighbor can watch out for the delivery and hold the package for you until you come home. Some neighbors might even be willing to accept the delivery for you – it never hurts to ask.

2. Safety Reminder

 

Some of those still across our nation who are still cleaning up from the floods, the fires and the sand storms may not be too enthusiastic with snow this year. While the first snowfall is often a fun time, we know all too well that being unprepared to face the challenges that snow sometimes brings is not a wise course of action.

While I was living in the upper of the southern portion of Michigan years ago, I remember just going out for some groceries at 2 PM and not getting back home until midnight. While I had my trusty shovel, salt and even snow tires (those were allowed back then), I did not have other supplies in my car to keep me warm or to eat for several hours. It did not matter that I was pretty close to home; the fact was I was stuck in a ditch (no cell phones in those days!) This experience brought home first hand to me that you never leave the house, whether in a cold or warm climate without being prepared. Not only do the preparations help mentally and emotionally to withstand unforeseen circumstances, but the physical preparations are always helpful to others who may be facing the crisis along with you.

Thought provoking in a rather limited way, but he only has 2 minutes...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaY1eVaPQ5U&feature=related

Spiritual growth is not about performance, it's about relationship. Can we agree?

Romains 12

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

 








Biblical readiness for tomorrow’s uncertainty.

"You must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect." (Luke 12:40)

What does readiness look like?

Colossians 3:1-2

Since then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

“What does it mean to set your mind on things above?” This was the question that started our small group Bible study last Wednesday. There were different answers from different people. The mom who is constantly juggling work, wife, and mother said she tried to do this by not worrying...by releasing her fears to God.