Thankful Thursday 3-11-2021

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Thankful Thursday calls me outside with its gorgeous rays of sun offering the bright light of clarity and warmth. And I will take it! I see that cooler temperatures will have me back inside soon to spring clean our home. So today I will get outside for some inspiration from nature, movement to build my energy levels, and space to allow my thoughts and dreams for our home to fully flow.

This past year has given many folks the chance to face their living environment and decide, “How does ____ (name the inspected item here) serve me, my family, or our home?” If that item (which may have been really helpful in an earlier chapter of your life) no longer serves well in your home, it needs a new environment (donation if in good condition or recycled or trashed if not). What boundaries or limits have you established?

Boundaries or limits help protect us in the decision making process of what is needed, useful, or good. Does this keep you “safe” from unwanted, hurtful, or bad things? No, but it certainly cuts down on the chances of them.

Limits apply not only to our homes, but also our thought life and relationships with others. You can use the editing question offered above as you reflect on your thoughts and your relationships. If your thoughts or relationships are serving you well, keep them close and care for them. If they are not serving you well, distance and space are needed.

Are you working on defining the limits for yourself and/or your family and home? Paul offers direction to help guide your decision-making process in Philippians 4:8. With God’s guidance, you’ve got this!

Blessings to you!

Thankful Thursday 3-11-2021 Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to Online Worship. To know more about online worship, click here. Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

Book Study of Entering the Passion of Jesus A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week with Pastor Dan will be offered two ways: on Sundays at 9:10 AMĀ  in Holy Grounds or Wednesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 pm over Zoom. To join, please RSVP for Sundays or email the office for the Wednesday zoom link: office@gravelhillumc.org. Books can be purchased on Amazon and Cokesbury, but are not necessary to participate.

On Facebook (Gravel Hill Church) and Twitter (@GravelHill): A Moment To Praise and A Moment To Praise For Kids! find postings from our worship leader, Joyce. She shares a small devotional, scripture, and worship song.