Come in from the Storm

Lighthouse in the StormWe all face them from time to time and each of them are different. They seemingly come from out of nowhere and at times without fair warning. No one is exempt from the storms of life. When you are in the middle of them, it can be difficult to “see your way clear.”

There have been times when traveling that the best thing to do would be just to pull over and take a break until the storm passes. Times when the rain is pouring down, the strong winds are blowing, and the fog is so thick one can barely see.

I think most can relate to those unnerving travel experiences, but you can also identify with the “storms of life.” If natural storms are really bad, it seems to me they name them. Arthur, Dolly, Hanna, Kyle (doesn’t sound too harmful does it?), Laura (really?), and Bertha are just some of the names for storms. Some we are more familiar with are Katrina and Sandy. No doubt some are more mild than others, but they are storms nonetheless.

There are some other names of storms that may have hit a little closer home. Names like Divorce, Unemployment, Depression, Addiction, Cancer, Death, and the list goes on. Then there are those storms that just don’t have a name. You’re not even sure how to identify them but they’re enough to cause a feeling of frustration or fear. Quite possibly it’s just the pressure of life.

Whatever the case, we just want you to know there is a refuge. There is a place you can pull over and get a little rest and possibly some light to see your way clear. You may also discover there are some other travelers going through the very same experience or who have just came through a similar storm and can take you by the hand and support you on your journey.

The Scripture speaks of those out on the stormy sea with the waves mounting about them and says of them that they are at their “wits’ end” (Psalm 107:27). You may feel like that is you today and you simply cannot take much more. If that be the case, don’t put yourself (your soul) and others in danger. Take a break from the storm and join us for some light refreshments, fellowship, prayer, and Bible study. We will meet Tuesday evening at 7:30 P.M. at Festive Celebrations located at 266 East Main Street in downtown Abingdon. You will be glad you did and we will too!

 

Sundays are Exciting!

Word & WorshipSundays are always exciting in Abingdon. That is of course if you are at the right place, at the right time. The place is Festive Celebrations located at 266 East Main Street in downtown Abingdon and the time is 2:00 P.M. We will meet for Word and Worship with some great folks who come from a variety of backgrounds and locations to worship the Lord together and hear the life-changing Word of God.

This Sunday, Mar. 22nd, we will begin a new study and you don’t want to miss it! If you desire a closer walk with God and one that is lasting, you will want to join us in this study.

If you’ve never attended a Sunday service with us, this would be as good of a time as any. You will find a friendly group of folks with a genuine love for people, for God, and for God’s Word. If you have attended, we will be looking forward to seeing you again!

Nehemiah Study

Book of NehemiahWe have been engaged in a study of the book of Nehemiah and invite you to join with us as we continue that series tonight. We will meet at Festive Celebrations (266 E. Main Street in Abingdon) at 7:30 P.M.

You are welcome to come a little early if you want to get a good seat or we will give you ours if you like it better cause that’s how we roll. We usually dismiss around 8:30, but if you need to hit the road before we dismiss we will not be offended. Hope to see you there!

Bible Study

Excited BoyTonight is Bible Study and I hope you are as excited as I am! Bible study, or church in general, does not have to be boring. You can actually look forward to going. It’s not something to dread or despise. The Psalmist wrote in Psalm 122:1 “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.”

Please join us in a relaxed, friendly environment tonight as we enjoy a time of prayer, fellowship, and studying the Word of God together. We will meet at 7:30 P.M. at Festive Celebrations located at 266 East Main Street in downtown Abingdon. We look forward to seeing you there!

Bad Hair Day

Pny (Bad Hair Day)Bad hair days; Everyone has them! I’m not exactly sure where the term originated from, but Dictionary.com gives the following definitions:
1. a day on which one’s hair is untidy and unmanageable
2. a day of mishaps and general irritation

Regardless of what we may refer to them as, we all have days that seem a little more challenging than others. I trust your Monday is starting off great, but let me leave you with a few Scriptures to tuck away for those tough days that you may encounter:
Psalm 118:24
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 34:1
I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
I Thess. 5:18
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Hab. 3:17-18
17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

I hope you take time today regardless of your situation and give God praise. Have a great Monday and a great week!