Spiritual Walk

Shopping for Community

On Facebook I follow the page for the Transforming Center, founded by Ruth Haley Barton. I was scrolling through my feed on a break in my day and came across this quote that was posted:

“We Protestant Christians…shop for community the way we shop for a new house or a new car, and ‘picking a community and staying with it’ goes completely against our consumer mindset.” – Ruth Haley Barton

There have been a few times in life when I thought:

It would be so much easier if I was just over there.

That church actually invests in their young adult couples.

I would be fed every Sunday if I went there.

Today I’m challenged not look at my church and see the things that are wrong. Today I’m challenged to ask myself”

What can I do to invest in my church and in my community? How can I be fed and satisfied where I am with the people I’ve been placed with?

A thought for today.

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A Prayer for the Election

Dear Friend,

If you are anything like me, then you’re nervous about what’s going to happen tonight. It does not matter in the slightest to me your political views, but no one can deny that either way, tomorrow we will wake up with half of the country upset that their candidate did not win. And either way, there will be a new President that has to overcome a lot of hurdles and disappointment with their election.

No matter what you’re feeling tonight, can I just encourage you to pray?

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