Rejoice, Pray, Encourage

This week I was reading through 1 Thessalonians and came across this verse, “Rejoice always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, TNIV)  This is a part of Paul’s final instructions in the letter for his church in Thessalonica, and is […]

Do You Remember?

Do you remember your first day at a new church?  What did you feel like?  What did you notice?  For many, those experiences evoke feelings of nervousness and fear.  It is scary to be new, whether it is new to a church, a group, or a business.  You are entering into someone else’s world.  They […]