If you haven’t heard yet, Michelle and I are going to be grandparents this coming January. We are thrilled!!
Our daughter Sam and her husband Craig will become parents for the first time. Sam has always been great with kids and we can’t wait to watch her in action as a mommy.
Many of you have experienced this joy and we so appreciate your congratulations and encouragement.
I always heard: “grandchildren are your reward for not killing your own children.” Not sure about that, although it is funny. The reality is children are a generous reward…and now, about to watch our child have a child is double the fun!
“Children are God’s love-gift; they are heaven’s generous reward.” (Psalm 127:3 TPT)
What are you worshiping this week?
If we’re not careful, we can get easily join the crowd and worship a number of things we believe fulfill and satisfy. Read the following verses and then renew your commitment to get with God’s people in order to worship GOD.
“The unbelieving nations worship what they make. They worship their wealth and their work. They idolize what they own and what they do. Their possessions will never satisfy. Their lifeless and futile works cannot bring life to them! Their things can’t talk to them or answer their prayers. Blind men can only create blind things. Those deaf to God can only make a deaf image. Dead men can only create dead idols. And everyone who trusts in these powerless, dead things will be just like what they worship—powerless and dead!” (Psalm 135:15-18 TPT)
Wednesdays are all about our YOUTH!
If Wednesdays are all about our YOUTH, why am I sharing a picture of Bob Riehle? Simple…he’s all about our youth!
Bob volunteers on Wednesday nights with our High School student ministries. He is loved and deeply appreciated.
How can you serve? Where can you help? What can you do?
“Every believer has received grace gifts, so use them to serve one another as faithful stewards of the many-colored tapestry of God’s grace. For example, if you have a speaking gift, speak as though God were speaking his words through you. If you have the gift of serving, do it passionately with the strength God gives you, so that in everything God alone will be glorified through Jesus Christ. For to him belong the power and the glory forever throughout all ages! Amen.” (1 Peter 4:10-11 TPT)
After a weekend that melted our thermometers, I thought you might like to look at something a little cooler.
Snow is not the only “cool” thing out there. A snow-capped mountain might make us think of cooler times, but the Bible says, the right friends are like cool drinks on the hottest of days.
Check it out, and then ask yourself: “Who do I have in my life like that?” or “Am I like that for my friends??”
“Reliable friends who do what they say are like cool drinks in sweltering heat—refreshing!” (Proverbs 25:13 MSG)
Each And Every Day
#EveryDayWithJesus is a commitment we at Community have made. Its sole purpose is to help challenge us to spend every day in God’s Word, every day WITH the One who made us, loves us and gave His life for us.
The more we’re in His Word, the more we get to see Him, know Him, experience what He’s all about. We start to see Him in everything: every sunrise and sunset, every smile on a child’s face, every hug from a good friend.
Keep your eye’s peeled. He is with us EVERY DAY!
“Bless us with a bountiful harvest, with golden grain swaying on the mountain fields! May the cities be full of praising people, fruitful and filled—So that his name may be honored forever! May the fame of his name spring forth! May it shine on, like the sunshine! In him all will be blessed to bless others, and may all the people bless the One who blessed them. Praise forever Jehovah-God, the God of Israel! He is the one and only God of wonders, surpassing every expectation. The blazing glory of his name will be praised forever! May all the earth overflow with his glory! Faithful is our King! Amen!” (Psalm 72:16-19 TPT)