I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends….

There are many days where I love solitude around my house…..don’t we all?

But more times than not, I need the community of friends, family and neighbors around me.  There’s accountability and fellowship in those times.  “No man is an island”, right….unless we choose that path….?

This week, we’re on the home stretch of our book.  Homework is to read chapters 35-36.  Our author will share a comparison of Biblical characters who chose to do things “solo” versus those who sought the community of many.

John Ramey leads us this week.  Please come early, starting at 7:30 am, if you can….to enjoy the fellowship and community.  John will begin our lesson at 7:45 am.

See you then!

Peace!

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“What’s Love Got to Do With It…..?”

Who else goes back to Tina Turner whenever you hear the question….”What’s love got to do (with it)…?”  Admittedly, I do!  High school, I believe.

This week, we’re launching into our final section of the book.  For the next 8 chapters we’ll be discussing the theme “do everything in love”.

I was thinking today about something.  If I were to ask you, “Do you love what you do?”, you’d probably start telling me the good and bad about your job, right?  But what if I were to ask, “Do you love…..<pause>……what you do?”.  How would you then respond?

The difference between the first and the second questions is subtle.  I would argue, however, that the second one, when the paused in placed, asks more of the question of “do you LOVE whatever you are doing….?”

John Ramey leads us this week as we tackle chapters 33 and 34.  Lots to unpack this week, so come early, enjoy some fellowship starting at 7:30 am, and get buckled in by 7:45 am, ready to go!

Peace!

Strength means….Confess….then Repent!

This morning I went on an early morning run around one of the local golf courses in our neighborhood.  My plan was to run the cart paths that traced around the entire 18 hole of the course.  As I was running, enjoying the stillness in the crisp winter air, my mind started thinking about all the things I needed to get done today.  My ambitions of running the longer distance waned away when I turned the bend around the 9th green.  Sadly, I caved and headed back home after only accomplishing “half” of what I had set out to do!  Ugh!

This week’s lesson might incur similar thoughts from you.  Have you ever started something “grand” only the get half of it accomplished?  Humor me and admit that I’m not alone in my earlier morning short-coming today!  As you read through this week’s homework, Chapters 31-31, listen the the author’s message about “confession”.  If we only “confess” but do not truthfully “repent”, then we’ve likewise only accomplished half of what God has instructed us to do.

Hmmmmm…..more on that this week as our weekly leader, Rob Miller, will guide us in our discussions.  This is the wrap up for our current theme of “Be Strong”.  Next week, we’ll start the final theme of the book, “Do Everything in Love”.

See you this Friday at 7:30 am at The Cornwell Center.  Rob will kick things off promptly at 7:45 am.

Peace!

David stepped in it …. and it didn’t disappear quietly!

We’re over half-way through the current section theme of “Be Strong”.  This week’s lesson will come from reading chapters 29 and 30.  In both chapters, the consequences of King David’s behavior is discussed.

To put it lightly, David really “stepped in it….” and the more he tried to hide his bad decisions, the more things worse.

In my backyard, we have chickens….who can be very messy animals.  When you accidentally step in their poop….you’d better be mindful that you don’t track that into the house.  Trust me…..I know!

Focus this week on the story of David and the moral fences that our author describes.  Mike leads us again this week.

See you at 7:30 am in fellowship.  Lesson starts at 7:45 am.  Cornwell Center.

Peace!