Thankful Thursday 5-18-2023
Thankful Thursday thoughts bring a smile. While listening to the radio recently, I heard this question: “Are you a plopper?” The announce went on to explain what she meant by the question saying are you the kind of friend that can show up at a friend’s home, come in, and plop down with them amidst the chaos of life happening in their home? That friend feels no need to clean up of tidy their home due to your arrival, but whole-heartedly welcomes you in an open, vulnerable, and unmasked way. Your time together is one of comfort, support, and enjoyment of life.
If you are fortunate to be a plopper (or may even have a relationship with a plopper yourself), you experience the embodiment of Proverbs 27:9. “Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.” These relationships sprinkle healthy doses of grace and mercy all around. Your focus is your friend. Keep cultivating the encouragement, belief in them, and the love you share as friends. Those plop-by-moments become fuel for the heart and soul especially during the weary moments of life. Keep plopping in the good!
Thankful Thursday 5-18-2023 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. You do this during your time with God knowing others are also lifting these prayers to 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: 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.