Category: Church

[christmas memories]

[christmas memories]

Christmas is coming soon.

Reading about celebrations and traditions of various countries brought to mind the memory of the first Christmas celebration at our Church.

[new church building thoughts]

[new church building thoughts]

Last night we agreed to go on a prayer walk around the district where our new church building is currently undergoing construction.

There were 9 of us – mostly young adults from the Tuesday group plus our pastor with his wife.

I will be the first to admit I am torn between two feelings.

[be holy in the world]

[be holy in the world]

A lot of discussion was dedicated to the verses of the Bible that talk about holiness and what it means to be holy. It is interesting that there are so many definitions for the term – especially taking into account all the different languages.

[in just a few hours…]

[in just a few hours…]

In just a few hours, I will embark on my annual journey.

I am going to a kids’ camp with the children from my Church.

Every year, it’s a challenge. Please pray for us.

[conference presentation]

[conference presentation]

A bit less than two weeks ago, I shared about the retreat that we had for “Parents, Teens, and In-Betweens.”

My friend and I had some creative time together and threw a little presentation together so that we could share with the Church what has been going on – and to thank all those who supported the conference by prayers and financial help for those who could not pay their part.

[compassion]

[compassion]

I shared some about the Sunday School class that I had yesterday. Today’s post will be more thoughts evoked by that lesson. We played a game. A large paper daisy was on the table and the task for the kids was to take turns in choosing a petal, take it, and read the word on …

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[lessons learned]

[lessons learned]

Sometimes, you can prepare all you like, but the lesson might take a completely different turn. I had a fun privilege to teach Sunday School today – the youngest class. I love those opportunities because I feel like every time I teach, I leave “teached” rather than having taught. Kids are God’s blessing to us …

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[Church as a Lighthouse?]

[Church as a Lighthouse?]

We all have grown quite accustomed to the idea of Church being a Lighthouse. There are even Churches that are named Lighthouse Church… However, the sermon last Sunday made me think. Darrel Harvey changed my opinion of the Church as a lighthouse.

[where do you fit in?]

[where do you fit in?]

Have you ever asked yourself that question? Or, perhaps, the better way to say it is “How many times have you asked yourself that question?” Remember choosing the table to have lunch during the break at school – maybe you were nervous when you came for the first time – “Will anyone there accept me? Will anyone save a seat for me? Where will I fit in?”

[BOOK REVIEW: The Runaway Pastor by David S. Hayes]

[BOOK REVIEW: The Runaway Pastor by David S. Hayes]

Although I am not a pastor myself, my mom is and so are a few of my friends. One of the main themes of the book, as I see it, is a reminder that pastors are also humans, just like all of us, “mere mortals” (i.e. the parish). We tend to forget that fact quite often (I know I am guilty of that) and, as a result, we set the standards higher for them.