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June 25, 2017

20170625tThe wooden shoe of worry

The word sabotage has a fascinating history. Sabot is the French word for a wooden shoe. Sabotage was the act of throwing a shoe into machinery to stop work. Now it means any attempt to hinder production or spoil a product. Satan tries to cast a wooden shoe into our souls to prevent us from accomplishing God’s plan. That shoe is worry, which can crush the spirit, sour our disposition and interfere with Christian service. That’s why Jesus instructs: “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself” (Matthew 6:34, NIV). Jesus isn’t promoting laziness or indifference; instead, he encourages us to trust our Father, who provides for all our needs. Be on guard, and don’t let worry sabotage your faith! Read More

June 18, 2017

20170617Blood Drive June 26 & 27

Give the gift of life! You have the opportunity to help those individuals in need of blood and blood products by attending the upcoming Red Cross Blood Drive to be held on Monday, June 26 from noon to 6:00 pm and on Tuesday, June 27 from 8:00 am to noon here at FCC.

Come join the outstanding blood drive family of dedicated donors and volunteer workers by making an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-REDCROSS.

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June 11, 2017

20170611Quiet space on a summer day

 

“Rest is not idleness,” said John Lubbock, “and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water or watching the clouds float across the sky is hardly a waste of
time.” Most of us need more, not less, rest built into our daily routine. Only when we are quiet can we hear God’s whisper.

Summer is a great time to find a peaceful, outdoor spot to read, rest and pray – even if only for a few minutes. God is eagerly waiting for us to make space for him. Read more.

June 4, 2017

20170604June 4, 2017

Whatever the weather
No matter the forecast, weather can remind us of God’s presence:

When it’s sunny, remember that Jesus is the light of the world (John 8:12).
When it’s cloudy, remember that God often spoke to and guided his people from a cloud (Exodus 13:21-22).
During a thunderstorm, remember the thunder and lightning when God beckoned Moses to Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:16).
When it rains or snows, remember that God’s Word serves his purpose just as precipitation does (Isaiah 55:10-11).
When it’s windy, remember that “a wind from God” came at Creation (Genesis 1:2), and God’s Holy Spirit arrived at Pentecost like a mighty wind (Acts 2:2).

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