Thankful Thursday 5-4-2023


Thankful Thursday thoughts slip to a recent reading. I don’t remember exactly where I came across this piece, but the story was shared by a high school English teacher that had two students in class working on their math homework. The teacher went over to the two students and simply shared: Be where your feet are.

The intended impact of these five simple words: have the students be fully present for English and when in math, be fully present for math. When thinking about life, how often do our devices draw our attention away from the living being near us? Far to often, I find myself sucked into the “entertainment” shared on the screen in front of me and less engaged with the loved ones living under the same roof as me.

I share this tug on my heart knowing I am not alone in this struggle. And I’m going to challenge myself (& you are welcome to do the same) to turn off the TV, put my phone on itself charger and walk away (even outside!), and choose to be with a loved one. This includes time with Jesus because when with him, joy is felt (Psalm 16:11).Whether through playing a game, having a conversation, observing nature, or cooking a favorite food together, I want to be where my feet are (& you can too!) building a stronger relationship.


Thankful Thursday 5-4-2023 Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to Worship both online and in person. Worship services occur at 8:00 am*, 9:15 am, & 10:30 am*. (*8:00 & 10:30 AM worship services are livestreamed on our YouTube channel: @GravelHillUMC. Subscribe & click the bell to be notified when streaming starts.) Christian Education occurs at 9:10 am. To learn more about online worship, click here. Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

Want to be part of a prayer group? We come together in a collective effort to support and lift up others during your time with God. Join our Facebook group: Gravel Hill Prayers. It is a closed group to be mindful of the private and sensitive requests made. And it’s purpose is for you to be a prayer warrior both interceding where others are asking for assistance in prayer and requesting prayers for situations that need lifting. To join, please send an email to Katie.