Updated: Sep 17
Welcome to another weekend!
In the middle of our spring season, and the phase 2 re-opening of services in our province, I am beginning to enjoy that feeling of freedom. It might have helped that we were able to get away for the weekend and rest in the beauty of God's creation. But feeling like there are pieces of me that can breathe again surely helps!
Here's a question for you, fill in the blank, "The best part about today was______"
As I'm writing this, I'm reflecting on community. The best part about my week has been connecting. This is pretty abnormal for me, because I'm fairly introverted. However, perhaps the last weeks of distancing and isolation are catching up to me, and God has been gracious to refresh me through the connection with others, both in person and via messaging.
What has been the best part of your day?
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Here are some articles I found for you this week, hope you enjoy!
There are items we find throughout our home that remind us of both good times and bad. "My memorials take up room in my heart, even when they prick it. But they will never change it like Scripture does. And that’s where I need to set my mind." Read more from Lara D'Entremont.
"If you’re feeling like you need to be reminded that you are not alone and that Jesus is with you, then try this." A helpful reminder from Gloryanna Boge, drawing us back to Jesus in the midst of all our daily life.
Our status, rank or importance according to the world, will always leave us feeling wanting, or lacking, but "in Christ, we’ve reached a status far more elite than we can even imagine. It’s more prestigious than anything this world offers." Let's walk in that confidence of who we are and what really matters.
How do we experience prejudice and racism within our churches? What judgements do we make about those who worship with us? Are we responding to our diversity with love, respect and intentionality? Or are we caught with judgements when someone is different from us? Here's an encouragement for believers to respond as the early church did, with a formidable unity!
WORLD Watch News in 3 is the newest current events resource from WORLD News Group targeted towards teens. Each day, it delivers a lively three-minute roundup of top news headlines, helping students develop critical thinking. We have enjoyed watching the clips with our young kids. My favourite part of these clips is the ending, "whatever the news, the purposes of the Lord will stand."
Studying Scripture deeply began for me after the first time I did a study by Beth Moore. There was a hunger that was satisfied in learning and understanding the Word. Here are 7 resources that I have found helpful to bring purpose and intention to my studying, as well as mix it up a little every now and then too.