Posts from January 2021

Posts from January 2021

E-News Article - Kalkaska Church of Christ

Dream Big

If there was one thing I could erase about our nation’s history it would be the slave years.  It is hard to believe that once upon a time there were people in our world that looked at another person’s skin and considered that person to be something other than human.  Once the Emancipation Proclamation was passed, you would have thought that things would change.  Not overnight, but you thought gradually race relations would improve.  However, definitely into the ’60s and How COVID has affected us
E-News Article - Kalkaska Church of Christ

“Believe!” – Not for the faint of heart

 I’ve chosen “The New Inductive Study Bible – Discovering the Truth for Yourself” (NASB) to do my daily Bible reading. It’s a unique way of studying the Bible because before every book, you are given a great deal of information to seek after and observe along with questions to answer. You make many markings in the margins as you read. For example, when you come across a location, you double-underline it with a green pen and then locate it on a map. How COVID has affected us
Let's Get Dirty Marriage Series

Let’s Get Dirty

In the months of February and March, we will be having a conversation about marriage and relationships. Our world has devalued marriage and the marriage commitment and we want to dive into God’s Word and see what it says about God’s design for marriage. The Song of Solomon will be our base text for the series as we explore what God intends for marriage and what healthy marriages will do for the future of God’s church and the future of How COVID has affected us
E-News Article - Kalkaska Church of Christ

Childlike

Last week was my first full week with kids. I had them Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday. My passion for my job was rekindled and I was reminded why Jesus told us to become more like children. I taught them 3 different lessons from the Bible. They taught me several.  On Sunday, I taught on the unforgiving servant. It was a great reminder about how because Jesus first forgave us, that we too must forgive others. Later on in the week How COVID has affected us
Community is just a Click Away

Community is Just a Click Away

If you have driven west on M-72 towards Traverse City recently, you may have seen a new billboard just after the Bill Marsh auto dealership. The billboard features a smiling family of 6 sitting at home on their couch with the words, “Community is just a click away.” The only other text on the board is a url, kccwired.com.  Pop-up on kccwired.com Those who visit the website, which is a local church, are greeted with the same photo on the home page How COVID has affected us
E-News Article - Kalkaska Church of Christ

What really Matters?

Well, what goals do you have for 2021?  If you were going to narrow down your list to three things you wanted to do differently or to be different once 2021 was over, how would your list read?  Weight loss, more books read, finish a degree, stronger marriage, more time with family, a vacation? Not to cast judgment or to make anyone feel guilty, but do you think Paul had New Year’s resolutions?  On the Morning Dive, we have been How COVID has affected us
E-News Article - Kalkaska Church of Christ

Where Do You Find Hope?

What brings you hope? Hope is something that is personal yet can also be universal. Some items that bring you hope could cause the next person anxiety. For example, if you finally decided to take charge of your finances, balancing your checkbook could be a source of hope and stability. While those who are struggling with financial discipline could find the sight of a checkbook and an anxiety-inducing tool.    The same goes for the bathroom scale. If you are struggling How COVID has affected us