Sunday Takeaways 1-10-21

The Sunday School lesson today from Ray Vanderlan took place on the Sea of Galilee on a ship! Very cool. The theme being that God allows struggles in our life. Many people cannot understand that but even the Bible says that struggling produces perseverance, character and hope. (Romans 5:3-5) There are lessons to be learnedContinue reading “Sunday Takeaways 1-10-21”

Sunday Takeaways 12-6-2020

First takeaway – Christmas can get crazy around a church! Yesterday was one of those days that I have tried to make sure I do less of – running around like a crazy woman. This used to be the norm years ago. I was so involved in so many things I can remember telling myContinue reading “Sunday Takeaways 12-6-2020”

Sunday Takeaways 10-18-20

Finally getting this done on Friday-it’s been quite the week! In Sunday School we were in 1 Kings 18 and the story of Elijah versus the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel. Two things that really struck me about this story that the speaker pointed out. In verse 21 Elijah calls the people out. KindContinue reading “Sunday Takeaways 10-18-20”

Sunday Takeaways – September 13, 2020

I know it’s not Sunday and it’s not September either but I was going to throw this bulletin away and thought it had some good points. I probably won’t remember context, but maybe these points will give you something to think about. Sunday School class was again the Ray Vanderlaan video series from the 90’s?Continue reading “Sunday Takeaways – September 13, 2020”

You Are Not Alone

I was having an oil conversation the other day and the person replied that it was too confusing. I can see why she would say that. We are trained by Western medicine to go to the pharmacy, pick up a prescription and do exactly what the pharmacist tells us too. We are trained to readContinue reading “You Are Not Alone”

Are You Worthy?

I just spent an hour and half trying to explain Instagram to someone who’s never done anything with it. We looked at pages of people we admire, people who sell the products he wants to sell, influencers, relatives and friends and at the end he still said, I don’t get it. What’s the point? WhatContinue reading “Are You Worthy?”

Sunday Takeaways – September 27, 2020

Ray Vanderlaan focused on the story of David and Goliath today. The biggest lesson I took away from what was said was that we don’t have to be anything other than what God has gifted you to be to make an impact. David didn’t have to be a soldier to defeat Goliath. He used hisContinue reading “Sunday Takeaways – September 27, 2020”

Sunday Takeaways

I decided today that this will be a regular feature on here-what I took away from my time at church. Do you attend church regularly? Do you remember what impacted you the most once you leave the building? I leave with these impactful statements written on a bulletin that I never look at again. ThisContinue reading “Sunday Takeaways”

Our Helper

I feel bad that there isn’t anything in the “Inspiration” category when, quite honestly, this category and “Oils” will probably be the two biggest categories. So, let me tell you about today (because seriously, I could tell you how God works in my life everyday.) Our boys are almost all in their 20’s (3 moreContinue reading “Our Helper”