First things first...

PEARLS: 9/23/14

REAL: By standing firm you will gain life. Luke 21:19

CULTURED: Thank you, Lord, for the sheer joy of wanting to get up and help the world go around. - Roxie Gibson

:) When you dream in color, it's a pigment of your imagination.

PEARLS: 9/22/14

REAL: Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters. Heb. 2:11

CULTURED: Don’t try to skip the relationship [with God] and get on with doing. God is more interested in a relationship with you than He is in what you can do for Him. Henry Blackaby

:) A father got blazing mad when he found a fire set by his boy behind their house and said ‘I don’t want arson doing things like that.

God prospers us not to raise our standard of living, but our standard of giving.
~ PK- Stewardship Corner

Stewardship Thought for the Week

Our Gospel lesson is a reminder as to what 'fair' is in God's eyes. Sometimes it may seem unfair that say, 10 per cent of the congregation is, actively doing 90 to a 100% of the church's stewardship work, while the other 90% seem to be doing little or nothing. Bottom line: each of us are called to be faithful and not to judge.God will take care of that as well as disperse His grace according to His perfect will. Besides, it is a joy and privilege to use God's gifts to the best of our ability to His glory and the the blessing of others.

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