He drew a circle that shut me out–
Heretic, a rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in!
From the poem “Outwitted” by Edwin Markham
My son was obviously listening more that I thought he was to Sunday’s sermon. He reminded me this morning that “every day is a special day.” The Psalmist said, “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Ps. 118:24).
What are you going to do to make this day special? One thing you could do is join us for Bible Study this evening at 7:30 P.M. We are located at 15540 Lee Highway which is between Skyland Coin and Jewelry and Economy Inn. If you want to make it extra special, come early for pre-service prayer. Why don’t you join us? Let’s rejoice together!
P.S. – My son is at his grandparents.
The Lifebuilder’s Creed
Today is the most important day of my life.
Yesterday with its successes and victories, struggles and failures is gone forever.
The past is past.
I cannot relive it. I cannot go back and change it.
But I will learn from it and improve my TODAY.
TODAY. This moment. NOW.
It is God’s gift to me and it is all that I have.
Tomorrow with all its joys and sorrows, triumphs and troubles isn’t here yet.
Indeed, tomorrow may never come.
Therefore, I will not worry about tomorrow.
Today is what God has entrusted to me.
It is all that I have. I will do my best in it.
I will demonstrate the best of me in it —
my character, giftedness, and abilities —
to my family and friends, clients and associates.
I will identify those things that are most important to do TODAY,
and those things I will do until they are done.
And when this day is done
I will look back with satisfaction at that
which I have accomplished.
Then, and only then, will I plan my tomorrow,
Looking to improve upon Today, with God’s help.
Then I shall go to sleep in peace … content.
Have you ever been in a group and you felt like you just didn’t fit? You cannot relate to the conversations. Your lack of knowledge or interest in a particular subject is hard to disguise and so is your awkwardness.
That can happen in a variety of social settings, but we think there is one place where you will feel at home. If you have a sincere interest in the Word of God, a desire to have a deeper relationship with the Lord, a hunger in the soul for something more, then we think you will fit here.
The folks you will be surrounded with come from a variety of backgrounds. We have come together at varying levels of understanding concerning the things of God, yet we all desire to attain a closer walk with God and a greater understanding of His Word.
It doesn’t matter to us what denominational label you wear or if you have never attended church before, you are welcome to attend. We feel the body of Christ is a diverse group of people (read 1 Corinthians 12 and you will see that God feels that way too!) and is composed of various personalities and cultures. The diversity will merely strengthen the fibers that unite us.
Make plans to join us at your earliest convenience. We think you might just be a nice fit! Join us Sunday at 2:00 for Word and Worship. You are welcome to arrive early for pre-service prayer. It begins at 1:30. We look forward to seeing you!
This will be a time for the church family and friends to celebrate the season together and get to know one another better. Whether or not you have ever visited with us before, we welcome you to come. We would love to get to know you.
There is no need to dress up for this event. Most will come dressed in business casual attire, but we want you to be relaxed and comfortable. This will be an enjoyable evening together celebrating the goodness of God and fellowshipping one another. We look forward to seeing each of you!
Why don’t you make plans to join us this Sunday for Word and Worship? We will have one service at 2:00 with pre-service prayer starting at 1:30. You can click on the What To Expect tab to find out what you’re getting yourself into.
It will be a good way to start your week on the right foot. We doubt you will be bored or sitting there wishing you were somewhere else. We think you will enjoy yourself and we know we will enjoy having you!
We are located at 15540 Lee Highway in between Economy Inn and Skyland Coin and Jewelry. If you are traveling via I-81, we are conveniently located just off of Exit 10. We look forward to seeing you!
Empty? Unfulfilled? Dissatisfied? Do any of these words describe how you feel inside? Maybe you feel like there’s more to life that what you’ve experienced. Possibly you even go to church every Sunday, but there is a divine discontentment; a longing for more.
If this describes you, why don’t you make plans to join us this Sunday? You will be with a group of folks that are reaching for more of God. With God’s help, we believe you will find what you are searching for.
Sunday Word & Worship begins at 2:00 P.M. We are located at 15540 Lee Highway in between Skyland Coin and Jewelry and Economy Inn. As a matter of fact, if our parking lot is full (and we hope it is) either of these good neighbors mentioned will permit you to park in their lot. We will look for you this Sunday. Come grow with us!
A story is told about a lady who got on a train. When she got on, she worked a while with the window shade to get it right. Next, she worked with her luggage to get it positioned just right. She proceeded to work with her hat and get it placed as to not get it crushed. She got out her mirror and worked on her hair to fix it so that there was not a hair out of place.
About the time she got everything all fixed up, the conductor called out her station. The lady said, “If I would have known the trip would have been so short I would not have fussed over so many details!”
Folks, life is a short trip. There are so many frivolous things that can take all of our time and deplete our energy. We have many obligations and we must take care of them, but we need to enjoy the ride as well. Open the shades and survey the beauty. You’ll see it in the eyes of a child when you do something special for them. You will witness it in the smile of the elderly when you take time for them. Pack a lunch and enjoy the Autumn scenery with your family at a state park you’ve never been to. Take your spouse on a date. Meet a friend for a cup of coffee. Visit a lonely neighbor. Things don’t matter as much as people do. Invest in a life. Spend time with your maker. Get things right with Him and others. Be ready for the final destination – yes, but enjoy the trip.
That’s my random thoughts for today. This is Tuesday so we trust we will get to see you at Bible Study. Life is too short to miss church. It starts at 7:30 with pre-service prayer beginning at 7:00. See you tonight!
P.S. – Don’t fuss over details that won’t really matter in the end. A wise man once taught me to “choose your battles.”