Last night at a small group Debbie and I are a part of we were discussing the season of Lent, the time leading up to Easter that people in the Roman Catholic denomination will often “give something up”. Some folks give up meat on Fridays, or little indulges like chocolate. I have always believed that if you think you should give something up then it should probably be permanent instead of for just 40 days. So instead of “giving something up I am always more interested in the notion of “taking something on” Last night Jil Tillman shared about a friend of hers that instead of giving something up decided to do something special during the 40 days leading up to Easter. She decided to write a note to 40 people she knew who had impacted her like. Wow what a great idea! I wish I would have thought of that but it is not too late to start. Who are some people who have been big influences in your life. Who has encouraged you, prayed for you, gone above and beyond to help you? Take time right now to call them, e-mail them or even jot a note to them by longhand and tell them how thankful you are that they are in your life. And then continue to do that with others until Easter. You along with all those who you contact WILL BE BLESSED!
Your pastor and partner in ministry,
- For Pastor Brant Rice’s family as they travel to The Mayo Clinic for tests and a possible procedure regarding son Kelby’s brain A.V.M.
- For Nick Eiden and C3’s High School Mission Team as they travel to Baxter Springs Kansas to assist Word In Action Ministries.
- For Dennis & Rose Mary Gallagher as they travel to Wisconsin to address their family tragedy.
The Afters and Hawk Nelson, are live in concert TONIGHT at Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center. I have 2 free tickets to give away for TONIGHT’s show.
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