New Year, Renewed Covenant

I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee, exalted for thee or brought low for thee. Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal. And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, thou art mine, and I am thine. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. Amen. The Wesley Covenant Prayer New years are full of excitement, hope, and possibilities. As we begin the new year, let's remember the co

With Haste

With Haste 16 So they [the shepherds] went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. 17 When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. - Luke 2:16-19 This time of the year can often feel very rushed. We are trying to buy the last Christmas presents, finalize the guest list for Christmas, and see every child or grandchild’s Christmas Concert. We run from one place to the next. I e

Heavenly Peas

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests." - Luke 2:14 A brother and sister were singing their favorite Christmas carols. When the little brother concluded “Silent Night” with the words, “Sleep in heavenly beans,” his big sister corrected him gently, but firmly. “No, little brother,” she said, “it’s not beans, it’s peas.. it’s sleep in heavenly peas.” Beans, peas, both sound good, but Christ came to offer us more than divine vegetables. He came to offer us peace that surpasses all understanding. This Sunday (12/3) is the start of Advent. Advent is the season of preparation. It's the season of watching and waiting for Christ, the source of p

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Oct. 2020 Newsletter

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