Fasting for What?

We are about to begin the time of the year when we pledge to obtain from eating chocolate, drinking coffee, or even refrain from using social media. For many, we don't remember why we fast we just know that this is the time of the year that we do. In just less that a week we begin our Lenten season. With the beginning of this time we recall the 40 days that Jesus spent fasting in the desert before his ministry. As a result, we too now find ways to fast. Often we fast during the time to remind us of all that God provides us, while also preparing for Christ's death and resurrection. This aspect of Lent has also become a cultural norm for many who are loosely associated with the Christian commu

Earn All You Can, Save All You Can, Give All You Can

In light of Pastor Caleb's sermon about financial fitness this past Sunday, I would like to share excerpts of John Wesley's sermon The Use of Money. Pastor Caitlyn The Use of Money By John Wesley "I say unto you, Make unto yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into the everlasting habitations." Luke 16:9 Gain all you can, by common sense, by using in your business all the understanding which God has given you. It is amazing to observe, how few do this; how men run on in the same dull track with their forefathers. But whatever they do who know not God, this is no rule for you. It is a shame for a Christian not to improve upon them,

My Body / God's Temple

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2 I recently purchased my first new car. I quickly learned about the stressful experience that is car shopping. I spent weeks researching, yet I was still completely unsure if I was getting a good deal on a car or fair rates on a loan. During this time of deliberation (and for a while after I bought the car), I was consumed with the stress of making what felt like a monumental decision. Last week in his sermon about practicing mental health, Pastor Caleb reminded us to “stop turning to temporary thing or t

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