Figuring Out Life at Starbucks…

Rain+Coffee+Book=Heaven

Yesterday, it was rainy and cold and blah.

My part-time job takes about 3-4 hours during the morning.  Then I’m free till it’s time to pick up the kids from school.

So Starbucks has become my hang out.  It’s close to my kids’ school and they have, of course, the life-sustaining beverage of choice–coffee!

The last few weeks I’ve been trying to figure things out in my life.  Ya know, the usual, what to do, where does God want me, etc.

I know I need to write.  But what?

I know I need to find a different job.  But what?

I know I need to change my diet.  (Finally figured this one out last night after weeks of wishy-washy-ness).

Well, at least I know some things.

And, luckily for me, God knows the rest.  I just need to trust in Him to put my footsteps where they need to fall.

Thank God, right?

If Jesus Does NOT Rise, We Do Not Rise

Jesus must rise from the dead in order for us to be justified before God.  Jesus’s resurrection is God’s stamp of approval on Jesus’s sacrifice for us all.  God accepts the sacrifice for us.  We can now rise as well!  If God had not accepted Jesus’ sacrifice, it would be eternal damnation for us all.

Romans 4:16-25

Ponder the following quote:

Input on Changes Bible Study Fellowship is Making…

Hey all!

I know some of you were like me when you showed up to Bible Study Fellowship this year:  we’re doing what?

Changes made to my group:

No opening worship time.  We now go straight to our groups.

Flex Questions.  We are picking 6 questions to focus on instead of doing the whole lesson.  This is an effort to encourage those who don’t finish their lessons.

BSF is now only 1 1/2 hours instead of 2 hours long.

There are no hymns at all.

I would love to hear all of your initial impressions on these changes to the traditional BSF format.  These are the most changes BSF has ever done at once and they are major.  Please comment below with your thoughts.

Summer Devotional September 1st, 2017

The Great Commission by Jesus Christ

Matthew 28:19-20:  “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Evangelizing is something I believe a majority of us struggle with.  For my last devotional, I would like to challenge you to invite one person either to Bible Study Fellowship, a different Fall Bible Study you may be doing, or your church TODAY.  It’s a simple question, not a lot of pressure.  But it could make all the difference in someone’s life!

God bless and looking forward to Romans!