Thankful Thursday 2-27-2020

Thankful Thursday ushered in some colder weather for winter to appear to make a presence before the page on the calendar turns to spring. The blustery winds and lower temperatures encouraged me to huddle in our home and tackle tasks required indoors. I happily stayed protected from the gusts while knocking some items off the never-ending to-do list.

After an evening at the kick off to the Lenten season, our Ash Wednesday service, I’m grateful for this day of focused task tackling. However, it began only after carving out quiet time with the Lord in the morning. Those moments spent in the grace of God’s Word, guide me (lessons He teaches me through scripture), bless me (brings peace to my soul), and edify me (strengthens my spirit, resolve, and energy to face the day before me).

Interestingly enough, I spend this time in both paper and digital settings. I love having devotions and scripture laid out on the morning table with my breakfast. It makes me remember seeing each of my parents consuming scripture at the breakfast table. I value carrying on this tradition of nourishing my spirit, soul, and body through the blessings from our Lord and Savior. But I have added to that time by receiving a daily scripture on my phone and then sharing it through social media. It is a small, simple act with a priceless impact for my life and the lives of those with whom I come into contact each day.

I pray that throughout Lent (and beyond) you choose to meet with the Lord at a committed time each day to receive your nourishment, edification, and blessing.

Blessings to you!

2-27-2020 Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to worship this Sunday at 8:00, 9:15, or 10:30 AM. If you would like to know more about these services, click here. Can’t make it to worship? Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

Wednesdays Be In the Light Activities at Gravel Hill. To enjoy the Be In the Light Meal from 5:30 – 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall, signing up is requested. You can see what the planned meal is each week and sign up here.

Wednesday Evening Lenten Worship Services will occur through April 1 beginning at 6:45 PM.