Valentine’s Day

You and your families are in my prayers on Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day. I found this to be a very meaningful book about forgiveness, courage, and peace and wanted to pass along the title and author to you. I found it at the public library if you are interested in reading it with your family.

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We Are Well, Then We Serve

This past Sunday in Treasure Seekers we talked about a story from Mark 1. In this story Jesus heals Simon’s mother-in-law. As soon as she is healed, she responds by serving.

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Maybe you and your family would like to read this story together this week and imagine what it would have been like to be journeying with Jesus.

Maybe you’d like to read it again slowly and pick a word to focus on as encouragement to you as a follower of Jesus. May you feel the good news of God’s love offering you hope and peace.

What does it mean to be ‘CALLED’ by God?

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Two Sundays ago in Treasure Seekers we heard a story about Samuel being called by God. Samuel responded to God, “Speak, your servant is listening.”

This past Sunday we heard one of the stories about Jesus calling his first disciples to follow him. The disciples left what they were doing and followed Jesus right away.

What does it mean for us to be disciples who listen to God and follow Jesus’ teachings and examples?

Thankful And Hopeful!!

Related imageToday we talked about what we were thankful for in 2017, what we are hopeful for in 2018, and how we can follow Simeon and Anna’s examples of people who kept praying throughout their lives.

As I thank God for the many blessings of 2017, I thank God for you. May you continue to grow in the love of Jesus as 2018 begins.


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More Non-Toy Gifts For Children

Related imageHi everyone! It’s Sharon again.

A couple of months ago (October 14) I shared a link that I found suggesting non-toy gifts for kids. (Here it is again, in case you missed it.) There are memories to be made!

Now that some of us are at a loss for good ideas and running into ourselves trying to get ready for Christmas, here’s another link with suggestions of  Non-toy Gifts

MORE! The Giveaway mentioned is over, but the gift ideas are good!

Blessings for a wonderful and meaningful Christmas holiday!!