Monday, November 28, 2016

Advent Has Begun

Yesterday marked the beginning of Advent. I'll be honest, I don't remember much of this holiday growing up, I think we pretty much camped on Christmas Day (and Eve). But there is a season for many people in which we remember that we are to wait for Christ just as "we" waited for the Christ child to show up the first time.

I hope you will take some time this season to be quiet and "wait upon the Lord", meaning to take time and listen for God, be hyper-aware and really sensitive to who He is. In this season where we have more put on us (holidays, parties, shopping, finals, end of year projects, etc.) it's in this time we have to work even harder to carve out time to just be still, and we need it more than ever.

So in this Advent season, wait.


Monday, November 21, 2016

Be Thankful

Being thankful is a choice. It's not a reaction or an impulse, it's something we choose to do.

Likewise, it's something we can choose not to do.

It may be easy to be thankful this week. It may be hard. It may be forced upon you at the dinner table as everyone has to say one thing they are thankful for (and you better not steal someone else's answer). But the reality is, no matter what, it's a choice. And we can always choose to be thankful.

Always give thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ Ephesians 5:20 (NCV)

Monday, November 14, 2016

It's Important How We React

I've heard it from a number of people over the years. You can't control how you feel, but you can control how you act. You can't control what happens to you, but you can control how you react when things happen.

In all that is going on in America, whether "you" won or lost, how about we try our best to control how we are reacting to everything, ok?