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Finances and Freedom

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Hardly seems possible that it will be the year 2020. I’m bracing myself for all the “2020 vision” puns, jokes, and slogans. Seems like just yesterday we were going through the Y2K scare to begin the new century. But, ready or not, here comes the new year.

               So, how will you be facing the new year? With confidence that everything is falling into place and you’re on the right track? Or with dread, knowing there are things hanging over you that have to be dealt with but you know you’re not ready for them? Maybe it was all you could do to get through the Christmas season and you’re counting the days until your refund check gets here.

However the new year finds you, it is a good opportunity to check up on a few things and lay some groundwork for a successful year. One of the things that may help is a course we’re offering on Wednesday evenings called Life. Money. Legacy. by Dave Ramsey. It will cover some Biblical principles for ordering your life, managing your money, and living the way God has designed for you. It’s a five week study, starting on January 15. We will be following on with some very practical ways to strengthen your financial stability and enjoy freedom in the things God calls you to be involved in.

Looking forward to what the new year brings as we grow in the strength and joy of the Lord. See you in church on Sunday!


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Relationships Take Priority

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          “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Prov. 22:6

 Cold, long winter nights allow for occasions to be cuddled inside, enjoying the warmth of our homes. Though we may be tempted to gravitate to our tablet or social media, we have an amazing opportunity to model to our children the importance of relationships –with each other and foremost with our Creator. Take the opportunity to pull out a game, work together on a puzzle or invite someone over for dessert. Allow conversation to be generated just from being around one another. Look for ways to use technology in a positive way. Our Church Family has access to RightNow Media which promotes wholesome, faith-building content. We used this recently when service was cancelled for ice and it was a great tool to worship together. This can also open up conversation about what it means to have a deeper walk with Christ.

You also have access to an online devotional for families through DevoHub. With the New Year, this would be a great time to start the habit of reading God’s Word as a family and be intentional about connecting with one another. As we say in our house, relationships always take priority over electronics. Therefore, do not let technology be a distraction, but a tool for building each other up!

If you need assistance with accessing RightNow Media or DevoHub, please reach out to  me or Pastor Steve.


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