The scene I see across the lake is constantly changing. Some days are full of sunshine, others may be cloud covered. I have seen storms thunder by and winds rush through. We have four distinct seasons where we live. They go from mild springs to hot summers then into crisp falls and chilly winters. Change is a fact of life.
The most amazing personal change came to me when I invited Christ into my life and experienced that fog lifting power. But accepting Jesus doesn't guarantee permanent sunshine. There have been sunny days, cloudy days and even a few storms in my life and I'm sure there will be more to come. The wonderful thing is that no matter what change comes my way each day, God is right there with me to help me through it and grow me in it.
I love to watch the changing scenes across the lake and I also love to see the wonderful changes God makes in my life and every other life that's given to Him! A living, risen Savior makes all this possible. That's the joy of Easter for me!
We have small groups and an occasional Sunday class that uses the material for Bible study. We also have a Wednesday night group that reads all four of the lectionary passages and then follows lectio divina methodology in discussing and applying the passages. The Disciplines help in each of these as part of individual devotions but also as material for these group discussions. Our Pastors also preach the lectionary and use Disciplines to help craft the worship experience. It is also a part of our recommended discipleship pathway for all congregants. Many people in the congregation tell me how they love the devotional and it is helping them in their faith walk. Read more...