June 24, 2016

Hello All,
How has your week been going? I had a couple of hectic days that were less than stellar. I found myself growing more and more frustrated with my situation. I found this fun video that really changed my outlook and lifted my spirits, I hope you enjoy it.
Our Western Hills University classes are in full swing and have been going great! Check out out website for the full schedule, I have heard great reviews about our women's Bible study that meets on Thursday nights. These classes would be a great place to invite a friend who does not go to church.
I just finished reading John Grisham's Sycamore Row, have you read it? There is a powerful message of forgiveness and reconcilliation that weaves its way throughout the book. He tells such a good story and I found the Author and Perfector of our faith at work in this book and while I was reading it in my heart as well.
A great quote I read in Essentialism by Craig Mckeown
"There is tremendous freedom in learning that we can eliminate the nonessentials, that we are no longer controlled by other people’s agendas, and that we get to choose. With that invincible power we can discover our highest point of contribution, not just to our lives or careers, but to the world."
Sometimes saying NO is the best thing possible.
Hope you have a great weekend and let me know how I may pray for you,

Pastor Chris

April 22, 2016

Good Friday to You.
I hope you are well and I am looking forward to the new series we are starting on Sunday that is called Distinct. It is a series about how our relationships can and should be Distinct as followers of Jesus. I am praying that this 5-week series will help us all strenghten our relationships with others and also the Distinct love we share will lead people to Jesus.
I found a fun article you might like about this:
Also a video that might make you laugh:
if that doesn't work try this:
Keep Ricky and Yvette in your prayers as they minister in the prisons this weekend. I would love to hear how your 7-day Challenge went? Did you encounter someone who needed God's love? Let me know your story.
My favorite quote of my readings this week was from Spiritual Leadership by Blackaby:
If Christians around the world were to suddenly renounce their personal agendas, their life goals and their aspirations, and begin responding in radical obedience to everything God showed them, the world would be turned upside down. How do we know? Because that's what first century Christians did, and the world is still talking about it.
How can I pray for You?


Pastor Chris
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