CGI has decided to have summer camp this year! We are going to co-sponsor it with Christian Educational Ministries. Camp will be held at the Timberline Baptist Camp in Lindale, Texas. If you have children or grandchildren or friends who might want to go to our camp, please email Jeff Reed or Wes White. The email address is email@example.com. The maximum age for camp this year is 15 years old.
It is that time of the year again where we have cleaned our houses and de-leavened them, and now spend seven days eating unleavened bread. I remember when I was a child my mom pointing out that it was nice to have Unleavened Bread at the beginning of Spring because it came right on time for spring cleaning. However, the Feast of Unleavened Bread is much more than just cleaning our houses and vehicles. Yes, it is nice when I open the fridge and it is clean, looking like it is new again, and I do enjoy driving in a clean car. Yet, the physical de-leavening is to encourage us to de-leaven spiritually.
Fear is a powerful tool that Satan likes to use against us, and here lately I keep hearing a lot of fear. Fear over who is going to get elected, fear of the economy, fear of China, fear of Russia, fear of North Korea, and the biggest fear, that we are getting closer to the end of the world. Now, as Christians, why are we so afraid of the end of the world? Why do we get fearful when we look at the world around us and we start thinking that the time is near for Armageddon? Aren’t we supposed to be praying for God’s kingdom to come (Matt 6:10)?
This past weekend, I was blessed to participate in the New Church Lady Women’s Conference sponsored by Church of God International, Christian Educational Ministries, and other local ministries. It was an awesome uplifting experience. There were some tears, laughter, praise, great teachings, and wonderful ladies. I am so glad that my daughter and I got to participate.
For me, one lesson that I learned during the conference is how we need to strive to walk in the ways of Christ using the talents given to us by the Holy Spirit to spread God’s light into the world even if you don’t become popular for it.