• “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).

     

    My son, Ethan, is serving as a counselor this week at North Georgia Christian Camp. He texted me on Monday to tell me that two young men from Lanier (Beau & Owen) are on his team. I was glad to hear this. I told him how excited we were because Owen was baptized on Sunday. Then, I asked Ethan how camp was going. The answer he gave was unexpected: “It’s going great!” Honestly, I thought he was going to say, “It’s too hot!” But Ethan loves camp and he loves serving there, which makes my heart happy.

     

    What about you? Where do you love serving?


  • The book of Jude in our Bibles is rarely referenced in sermons and lessons, but in this brief letter, verse 21, we read:

     

    "Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life."

     

    Mike and I visited with our oldest church member yesterday. Rebecca Wolf is 101 years old and as spry as ever. Throughout the years she would often say to me that she talked with "the Father" every single day throughout the day. Then, we would usually converse about what heaven would be like. Rebecca repeated something yesterday that I've heard her say many times concerning heaven and eternal life. She simply said: "I'm ready."


  • Today, May 15, is National Chocolate Chip Day.  Yep, this is the day for all chocolate chip lovers to celebrate!  From cookies, to ice cream, to muffins and beyond, make sure you pause today to celebrate! The chocolate chip cookie is so popular in the U.S., that it accounts for over a quarter of all cookies sold and consumed by Americans. We do love our chocolate chip cookies! They are a sweet treat few can resist!  

     

    Something even sweeter that we can and should share every day are words of affirmation and encouragement! The Bible speaks of gracious words impacting our lives in a soothing way.