Saturday, July 24, 2010

Reminded, Renewed, Reassured, Refilled, Revived

There are many things I miss about being on a church staff and one of those things is being able to be renewed and revived in conference settings where those in attendance are of one heart. And for that one day (or few days), the daily grind that we are honored to be called to journey is paused for us to just be reminded, renewed, reassured, refilled and revived.

This is a video from a fantastic conference lead by Willowcreek Church. I had the privilege of attending the Leadership Summit for two years when I was on staff at our church in Houston. I loved the days to just soak it in. This video is about 10 minutes long, but is so worth your time.

We are beginning the process of joining a church here. It's been quite a journey for us to get to this place and, in turn, we drive 30 minutes one-way to attend this church. We were very spoiled in Houston. Our church was 4 minutes away, 6 if you caught the red light. Cuyahoga Valley Church is proving to be an amazing church and the right fit for us and what we prayed we would find in a church here. It's been a three-year journey, but so worth it.

I just encourage you (if anyone actually reads this...ha!), to find a church home for yourself and your family. This world is a difficult place and worldly solutions will not often pan out. Jesus Christ is the only way and surrounding ourselves with others of one heart keeps us reminded, renewed, reassured, refilled and revived.

Why are we here? What are we called to do? Does it really matter? I'm interested to know what you think after viewing this video.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Need a Bible Study?

Beth Moore is hosting her third Summer Siesta Bible Study to her blog community. The study this summer is by Kelly Minter called Ruth: loss, love & legacy. The study is just in its 3rd week, so if you are jumping in now, it's not too late to catch up. The daily homework doesn't require much of your time and is SO good! I highly recommend this study. You can join in solo or gather a few friends and jump in together. I am meeting weekly with two of my sweet neighbor friends and we are enjoying the time together and loving getting into the Word. To order, go to Kelly Minter's website.