Wednesday, April 28, 2010

We Can Learn a Lot From Dogs

Recently in NYC a homeless man that tried to help a woman was knifed and left to die while passersby simply avoided him. Below is a video from Chile about a dog that puts many of us (and especially those who recently left the man in NYC to die) to shame.

The story of the Good Samaritan is not just a good story. It is (well at least it should be) a way of life. Maybe if we had the same courage and determination of this little dog, we would all be better off!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What Faith Can Do

Kutless is a Christian rock band with many songs that have a great message. The video linked below is one of them. It is "closed captioned" so that you can read the words as well as hear the message. Too many times we feel that God is absent when we are having tough times. This song is a reminder that just because we love God and serve Him doesn't mean that we will never fall down. It is also a reminder to get up when we fall!

What Faith Can Do

Monday, April 19, 2010

Going with God

This time of year brings many changes. Graduation signals the end of one journey and the beginning of new journeys. This is true for individuals as well as for congregations. The Lenten journey has ended and the Easter journey has begun. It is time for us to live out the Easter promise with the Pentecost power. As summer approaches we each have new opportunities to reach out to the people around us with God’s love.

What are your plans? Travel? Take Jesus with you! Sports? Let Jesus suit up with you! Gardening? Let God’s blessings flow through your garden to those in need. You see, no matter what your plans, God WILL be with you, so act like it! When you travel, let others see God in how you deal with each complication (you know that there will be some.) When you play sports, let others see God in how you handle both victories and defeats. When you garden, let others enjoy the added blessings that God provides for you.

No matter where you journey takes you this summer, go with God and your journey will be better no matter what your destination may be!