• As I mentioned in the message this past Sunday, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I realize that is not the case for everyone, however. For some, Thanksgiving can be a time of stress and anxiety. It can be a week of seemingly constant meal prep, of fighting traffic, and of navigating through the aisles at the grocery store. In our attempts to make everything just right for Thanksgiving, we may find ourselves feeling anxious. In those moments, we may find it challenging to have a spirit of thankfulness. If you have ever felt this way (or if you’re experiencing such feelings this week), I want to share some wisdom from God’s Word.


  • "Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." - Galatians 6:2 

     

    It's not something any of us wake up each morning choosing to do, but sometimes Christ calls us to get involved in someone else's life. By involved, I mean walking into someone's life at a time when their burden is heavy, and they need an encouraging and helping hand.


  • I amaze myself sometimes – not at how brilliant I can be, but at how mistake-prone I can be. For several weeks I have been promoting our Interview Lessons. These are a series of panel discussions and interviews we are conducting at 10:00 on three Sundays this month. Our first one went well this past Sunday. This coming Sunday, the topic is encouragement. I assigned a Scripture verse to our two interviewees for this week’s lesson. It is Hebrews 3:13 :

     

    “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.”