Breaking News: Special TD Tonight!

Ruth Malhotra

Hey TD!

We’ve made an exciting last-minute change to TD tonight that you won’t want to miss!

Ruth Malhotra, Director of Public Relations at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) will be coming to TD tonight! Though Ruth personally knows a ton of very influential people, including the President of the United States, she is about as down to earth a person as they come.  She knows who she is and Whose she is, which allows her to be both humble and courageous at the same time.

We at TD are committed to do our part to help you TD’ers think through what you believe and don’t believe, help you to know what God wants you believe and not believe, and then help you to be able to live out what you do believe.  Tonight’s meeting will help you towards that end.

Ruth has an incredible story of courage and conviction as she stood up to one of America’s major universities, filing a court case in support of the ability to live out one’s faith and hold conservative views.  The case was filed in “opposition to the school’s ironclad speech codes, which severely curtailed any student conversation, publications, events, or activities administrators arbitrarily deemed “intolerant.” The codes banned free exchange of ideas except in very limited areas of campus, denied student activity funds to clubs and organizations that engaged in ‘religious activities,’ and officials even instituted a program, “Safe Space,” designed to demonize anyone or any group that considered homosexual behavior immoral.” (courtesy Alliance Defending Freedom)

Not only are the details of the story pretty crazy, but the outcome was landmark for our nation.  She has graciously agreed to share her story with us tonight.

We at TD are committed to do our part to help you TD’ers think through what you believe and don’t believe, help you to know what God wants you believe and not believe, and then help you to be able to live out what you do believe.  Tonight’s meeting will help you towards that end.

Make sure to come tonight and feel free to invite a friend!

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THE 2019 TD Kick-Off is Here! – 7:15 p.m.!

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Come one, come all to the FIRST meeting of the year – THE TD Kick-Off!

LOTS of preparation has gone into THE TD Kick-Off and we’re super excited to get the TD year going with a bang!  Games, skit, swag, extended refreshments (can you say boba?), vision casting, and the unveiling of TD’s theme for ’19 – ’20!

You need to come to TD and help launch the new year!  Festivities begin at 7:15 p.m.! See you at TD!

 

TD Sat. – SOS Saturday! Finish Summer Strong!

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Hey TD!

All year, we’ve been offering opportunities for you to love God by loving your neighbors, especially those close to God’s heart – the orphans and widows.  Not many of you have made the effort to take advantage of the opportunity to bless God’s heart in this way, but you can this Saturday by befriending and hanging out with some wonderful elderly friends.  It’ll be a feel-good time of encouragement, doing what’s right, perspective, and fun.  The residents at the Care Center are so special and rich in heart, you’re sure to be blessed.

We’ll also be visiting our friends at the orphanage and will be playing games and making crafts with them.  God’s heart is especially for the widowed and the fatherless; we have a chance to visit both this Saturday!

For the Care Center, meet at the Hsiehs’ at 9:30 a.m.

For the orphanage, meet at the Hsiehs’ at 12:30 p.m.

Let your small group leader know if you can make it!

Say Goodbye to Summer with TD Game Night!

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Hey TD!

The summer is almost officially over (summer break, that is) 😦

Come finish what has been a fun summer at TD with … what else? … fun! We’ll have fun together playing games, munching on snacks, and hearing some insightful sharing from some of our team that served orphans with disabilities in China this summer.

It’s going to be a great night of fun, faith, and fellowship … a great way to end the summer.

Please come at 7:30 so we can start on time!

Stewarding Our Schedules

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Hey TD!

As we end summer and start a new school year, demands on our schedule will force us to prioritize and make good use of our time.  I always tell my clients that the greatest commodity we all have is time. Every moment spent is gone forever; we never get any of it back.

The following article from Gabe Fluhrer in Tabletalk Magazine (by Ligonier Ministries) is a good read that will help you steward you your time with the right perspective and understanding.  Enjoy! – Arthur

One of the supreme ironies of modern life is that we are worn out from leisure. The end of summer illustrates this phenomenon. So many of us finish up summer vacation thinking, “I need a break!” When we’re worn out from what should refresh us, the gospel offers hope for burned-out disciples like us.

A WEDDING ON SCHEDULE

Not long ago, our pastor preached a marvelous sermon on the wedding at Cana (John 2). He pointed out a feature of Jesus’ first miracle that I had never noticed. The very fact that Jesus was at a wedding turning water into wine can, and should, and has inspired both adoration and dissertations. But he focused our attention on one particular part of the text. Jesus says to His mother: “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come” (v. 4). Now, to dispel any fears that Jesus was a misogynist, He was not using the term “woman” in a derisive sense. Instead, it was a term of respect. In any case, John wants us to focus not on what Jesus calls His mother but on what He says to her.

He says, “My hour has not yet come.” Later in the gospel, He will tell us His time has come (17:1). In other words, Jesus kept a schedule. He was never in a rush to be on someone else’s clock. He knew His mission, and He did not deviate from it for passing demands, no matter how pressing they seemed to those around Him. Jesus labored to the point of exhaustion (Mark 4:38), yet He never seemed burned out. What can we learn from our Savior when it comes to our hectic lives?

THE SAVIOR OF SCHEDULES

Here’s a simple, if overlooked, truth: the Savior who kept a schedule is also the Savior of our schedules. As such, we need to commit and recommit our time to Jesus. Details can overwhelm us, and the demands of a busy life can diminish our faith. We are distracted by that device in our pockets that is constantly alerting us, buzzing, beeping, and reminding us that someone always wants some of our time.

But Jesus meets us where we are. His schedule reminds us that the most urgent appointment we have each day doesn’t come with a “remind me fifteen minutes before” option on a drop-down menu. That’s because our days don’t belong to us, ultimately. They belong to God. Therefore, the most important part of our day is every second of it, communing with God instead of being overwhelmed with a crazy busy life.

So this week, let’s “give” our schedules to Jesus (they belong to Him already). Let’s be reminded that He knows everything that will derail our best-laid plans. But instead of stressing about these inevitable failures, let’s rest—what we all need more of—in the knowledge that a divine wisdom, mingled with the greatest love imaginable, keeps watch over every second of our schedules.

 

TD Vlog Update #2 – TD Bringing Hope Overseas to Orphaned with Special Needs!

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Hey TD!

All summer, TD leaders continue to serve our Father overseas in the Big Country by ministering to orphans with special needs at Bring Me Hope Summer Camps. As you can see, it’s been an amazing time. Please continue to lift them up to our Good Father and pray about what you can do on your end.

Here’s a vlog update from Anabell and Megan who have been moved by the Spirit.

 

 

 

TD Fri. – TD Movie Night!

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Hey TD!

It’s summertime, which means it’s a great time to kick back, chill, snack, and watch a good movie with some friends!

Feel free to bring a blanket and your favorite snacks, if you’d like (we’ll have some too), and enjoy a good movie with your TD family! Anyone in your family is invited!

See you Friday! We’re meeting from 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.