Contributed on Sep 5, 2012
Sabbath-worship, prayer, study, and time for reflection are an important part of remembering who we are so that we can connect with God and have renewal. But if we do not make time for these practices, we are missing out on the wonderful, abundant life th
I want to give you all a picture of a “day in the life of Clair.” Every morning, I get up and get ready for the work day, and then I hop in the car for the long commute from East Ridge to my office (here) at Grace. Now, for most of my ride, I’m on interstates or highways, and ...read more
Contributed on Sep 12, 2012
God has a clear purpose for each of us, and God's wants us to be happy and experience a wonderful life even now. The key to being happy is being able to follow God's call and purpose for our lives fully and completely, without giving preference to less im
I know that I usually begin this time with the reading of the Scripture that will guide the message. I’m going to do things a little differently this morning, though, because both of these Scripture readings are stories that will help move the message forward. This morning we continue with a ...read more
Contributed on Sep 19, 2012
If we can share our burdens with the Lord and trust a God who loves us beyond measure, then we will find peace in the midst of chaos, peace that passes all understanding.
I’m sure no one here has ever dealt with stress, right? Of course, we all know that’s not true. The only thing that might be true for some of us in here is that we haven’t dealt with stress today! Somehow, it seems, stress has become as much a part of our lives as sleeping or ...read more
Contributed on Sep 26, 2012
Finances are a major stressor in the lives of many, but Jesus gives us an antidote to that stress: if we seek God first, we will experience not destruction, but abundance and abundant life because everything else will fall into place.
Today we come to the end of our September sermon series, “Hanging in the Balance: Antidotes for the Crazy Life.” Over the last few weeks, we’ve looked at God’s wisdom and Jesus’ teachings about how better to manage our time and the burdens that so often weigh us down. ...read more