Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter, signifying Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness being tempted by Satan. The story of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness shows up in the three synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark, and Luke. As I read Mark’s account … Continue reading As we begin the Lenten season…
Happy Tuesday my friends! Here’s a look at the weeks ahead: Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the first day of the season of Lent. We are having an Ash Wednesday service at church beginning at 7:00 for the entire congregation. The high school is going to participate in that service, but we will have dinner as … Continue reading Week in Preview 2/12 – 2/18
Hey y'all! So we have some big news from the McPherson house...we're having twins! We told all the students last night but I thought I would pass along the news to those who have not yet heard. We look forward to walking into a new stage of life as we double our little family! Be … Continue reading Big News!
Sabbath. Rest. We know what it is, we know we should do it, but.... Here are a few resources to remind and re-calibrate you and your family's practice of rest. Interview about Sabbath (audio): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2zKR48Gxipjcl9nNWRWckdXUG8/view?usp=sharing 24/6 by Matthew Sleeth (book): https://www.amazon.com/24-Prescription-Healthier-Happier-Life/dp/1414372280/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507317127&sr=8-1&keywords=24%2F6 6 Reasons Why Keeping the Sabbath Matters 5 Ways to Celebrate the Sabbath as a Family … Continue reading Terrific Tip Tuesday 2/6
Fun Monday everyone! Here’s a look at the weeks ahead: Normal LIFE groups this week! Dinner at 6:30, LIFE groups around 7:15ish We are in our last week of a series on relationships. The series is a more wholistic look at the different relationships in our lives, with family, friends and dating/marriage. This final week … Continue reading Week in Preview 2/5 – 2/11
Prayer is essential to our lives as Christians. I've been reminded lately of the power of prayer but also the fear or uncertainty that comes with prayer. How do we pray? What does prayer look like in our lives? Here are a few resources to start thinking through those questions: Sally Burke: Becoming and Raising … Continue reading Terrific Tip Tuesday 1/30
Happy Tuesday all! Here’s a look at the the next couple of weeks! Normal LIFE groups this week! Dinner at 6:30, LIFE groups around 7:15ish We are in the 2nd week series on relationships. The series is a more wholistic look at the different relationships in our lives, with family, friends and dating/marriage. This week … Continue reading Week in Preview 1/29 – 2/4