Prep for TD Fri. – “Rehabituating Our Time With God” (small groups)

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Sandra will do anything to help young people grow closer to God! ¬†You gotta love her ūüôā

Hey TD!

As you can see, we’re serious about rebuilding your lives in Christ! ¬†Last week, we focused on Upward engagement with God, working on our personal time with Him. ¬†This is crucial and foundational to rebuilding a solid, worshipful, fruitful Christian life.

Join us this Friday as we spend time in small groups (preceded by large group), working on improving our personal time with God.

Please review last week’s sharing to help ingrain the proper mindset and heart:

“Rehabituating Our Time With God” Pt. 1 (Arthur)

“Rehabituating Our Time With God” Pt. 2 (Sandra’s QT with God)

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Last Friday TD Meeting of the Year

Hey TD!

Our year is coming to a close! This Friday is our last regular TD meeting. ¬†Not only will Robert lead us in wrapping up our year’s theme (Reboot: Seeing God as God Again), but some of our seniors will also be sharing their testimonies! ¬†So, make sure you come out and show your support!

In the meanwhile, work hard to finish memorizing Psalm 139 (NASB)! ¬†Once again, here’s Sandra’s special recitation of it (with lots of footage of her dog, Joy):

TD, Watch This! Debuting …

Hey TD!

On Mother’s Day, I would like to honor TD’s mom … Sandra … by allowing her to bless you in this video devotional debut!

In this wonderful video (made by her son, Randall), you will hear one of her secrets to living the powerful walk with God that she lives. ¬†You’ll hear how that power is culled and simmered daily. ¬†Not only will you hear how she strengthens her walk, you’ll see how she does it. In fact, you’ll walk with her … and Joy! :); and you’ll do it to Psalm 139 (one of ¬†the 17 or so chapters of Scripture she recites everyday), set to Matt Redman’s “Never Once.”

May it encourage you in your walk with God. Enjoy! ¬†Happy Mother’s Day, Sandra!

Summer’s Over! How Did God Take Care of You?

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Hey TD,

For most of us, summer is officially over and a new school year has arrived.  But before you launch head first into the new activities, duties, and happenings of Fall, it would be a great thing for you to review your summer and give thanks to God for many of the specific ways in which He hand-crafted personal blessings for you Рboth large and small.

Last week, Sandra, Angela, and I walked our dog, Joy, around town and spent the time giving thanks to the Lord for specific ways He blessed us this Summer.  One by one, each taking turns, we were each able to name 25 specific Summer items of thanksgiving.

Now, I must admit, towards the end, the rate of sharing was a little¬†slower than at the beginning, as we had to strain a little bit more to think of our summer thoroughly.¬† That’s when I realized, here we are, straining a little¬†to think of 25 ways we were blessed this Summer; yet God¬†thought of each of us personally and thoroughly, in our contexts, and hand-picked personalized blessings for each of us – lots and lots more than we even realize … or acknowledge and give thanks for.

Most of you will acknowledge how difficult it is to constantly think of and plan for¬†others’ well being.¬† And that is what God is doing each and every day.¬† Amazing, isn’t it?

If God spends the time and energy to do that, I want to encourage you all to take the time to thank Him for it.  Try to personally give Him thanks for at least 25 specific ways He thought of you and blessed you this summer!

Count your blessings, name them one by one

Count your blessings, see what God has done

Count your blessings, name them one by one

Count your many blessings, see what God has done

– Arthur