LIVE OUT WHAT TRULY MATTERS// If we give priority to the outer life, our inner life will be dark and scary. We will not know what to do with solitude. We will be deeply uncomfortable with self-examination, and we will have an increasingly short attention span for any kind of reflection. Even more seriously, our lives will lack integrity. Outwardly, we will need to project confidence, spiritual and emotional health and wholeness, while inwardly we may be filled with self-doubts, anxieties, self-pity, and old grudges.
LIVE OUT A PRAYER LIFE // Prayer is awe, intimacy, struggle—yet the way to reality. There is nothing more important, or harder, or richer, or more life-altering. There is absolutely nothing so great as prayer.
_____________________________________________________________ “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.”
Ephesians 1:18 NASB
Day 8: Saint-Côme d'Olt to Estaing
The first 10 days of the Via Podiensis, as the pilgrimage from Le Puy toward Santiago is known, are physically tough, and I spent a lot of the time wondering what I'd gotten myself into. The reward, though, was a string of tiny medieval villages, castles and cathedrals that are among the most beautiful in France. -
We love Sundays at Livingway! God always shows up and shows out!
Altar full! People baptized in water!
We had a perfect date night on the golf course with a beautiful sunset for our last two holes. ⛳️
B L E S S E D *new store markdowns*
Parents, ever want to know what your northKID is learning every week?! 🧐
Every week, your northKID goes home with a Challenge Card! This has their memory verse and our Need to Know for the week! Today, we talked about how GOD BLESSES (Elementary), and how GOD LOVES FAITH (Pre-K)! We love the Bible and we love to share all the wonderful stories with the northKIDS! ———————————
#northchurch #northkids #northchurchokc #kidsministry #kidsmin #ilovejesus #SundayFunday #SundayChurch
I went to church this morning.
I grew up going to church every Sunday. My mom was the organist and my dad sang in the choir. I went to Sunday School and youth group. I participated in youth musicals. Church was a HUGE part of my childhood.
My dad died when I was 20. I went back to church a few times after, but I remember how hard it was to hear the choir sing and look up into that loft and not see his face. I soon landed a job that had me working most Sundays, so my visits to church were few and far between. I would go on occasion with my mom, as she was still the organist. But it was terribly painful to walk through those doors on a Sunday morning, so I avoided going as much as possible.
In September of 2015, I lost my mom to cancer. In my mind, any reason I had to attend church was long gone. The people who had raised me and cemented my faith in God were gone, and it seemed like my faith had slipped away with them.
I attended church maybe twice in the past few years. There have been many occasions where I've been invited to church, and then I've backed out at the last minute for various reasons. Those reasons were really just excuses. I was scared of the emotions that would surface when I walked through those doors.
Over the past year, I knew that there was something missing from my life. I have wanted to go to church so many times, but I needed a real push. That push came from someone who grew up in the same church as I did. She knew my reasons for staying away and she understood.
As I walked through those doors with her this morning, I was overwhelmed with emotion. The first person I encountered took my hand and said "Welcome Home". This is what they say to EVERYONE who walks through the doors of their church, but those two words impacted me like you could not believe.
My eyes welled up with tears so many times during the service. I honestly have no idea how I held it together. I was overcome with so many emotions, and I knew I was right where I needed to be.
I walked out of that church with a sense of peace that I have not felt in so long. I know my parents were looking down on me today, with big smiles on their faces.
lord have mercy on my soul. thank god for this beautiful masterpiece of a sandwich. grilled thanksgiving turkey sandwich praise jesus christ hallelujah amen 13/10
#praise #sundaychurch #turkeysandie #yumwich
“Some of us are taking steps before hearing what God has to say on the matter.” Pastor @paul_a_adams
challenged us in some big ways today, to seek God’s voice and respond to His word before taking matters into our own hands and thinking we know best. The only true way forward is God’s way! #wayFORward #followgod #promisedland #sundaychurch
Sooo Chimney Rock and Bat Cave were hella picturesque and amazing! Can't wait to make it a regular trip and explore!
Today's workout provided by my huge baby riding on my back and an uphill hike 🍑👍🏼 #wnc
you sure are pretty.