Posts from July 2015

Whose Baby Is It Anyway?

One of my least favorite things to do as a parent is mediate between my children about who gets what. I usually do breakfast at our house. At one point, this involved a lengthy debate about who gets what chair, so we went to seat assignments that change each week. After the seating issue, we have to deal with what bowl to use. Or what cup. Or who gets which plate. And of course, both kids almost always want the…

Workcamp 2015 – Day 9

Today we return home! We want to thank you all for praying for us and joining with us on this Reframing Journey!  Keep watching the blog in the days and weeks ahead to hear more stories of what God did in, with, and around our group this week! Schedule: Drive home Arrive at First Trinity mid afternoon Prayer Ideas: Safe Travel and transitions back to “real life” Rest and recuperation Courage to act on the ideas of how we can…

Workcamp 2015 – Day 8

Today’s Devotion: Read Luke 8:39 and Psalm 126:3 Today as we head back we’ll be looking at what it means to live our our mission in our everyday lives.  The things we’ve learned and experienced here have the power to reframe our thoughts, words, and actions back home.  Jesus told the man in the story in Luke 8 to “go back home and declare how much God has done for you.”  Whether we’re “going back home” or never left home,…

Workcamp 2015 – Day 7

Today’s Theme: Jesus Reframes Your Future Read John 14:12 Could life get any better for the disciples than when Jesus was with them? After he left them, they’d be on their own to figure things out. But, Jesus reframed their future, giving them the Holy Spirit and the promise of even greater things to come. The same is true for every person who has a relationship with Jesus. You don’t have to figure out life on your own, Jesus is…

Workcamp 2015 – Day 6

Today’s Theme: Jesus Reframes Your Past Read John 21:15-18 Peter meant well—but he kept messing up. He said the wrong things at the wrong time, was hot-headed and impulsive, and even tried to correct Jesus. In his darkest moment, he denied even knowing Jesus. Yet, Peter truly loved Jesus. So Jesus reframed Peter’s past by offering both forgiveness and an incredible purpose moving forward. Reflect today on the truth that He wants to reframe your past in the same way!…

What happened at Everest VBS?

First Trinity held it’s annual Vacation Bible School  July 13-17, 2015. What a wild, wonderful week we had, learning how to conquer life’s challenges with God’s mighty power. Here are some of the facts about the week: We had 284 children at Vacation Bible School, with an average daily attendance of 265. This was an all-time high. To this date, we had not yet reached 250 children. We had 207 volunteers! Of those 207 volunteers, 66 were Crew Leaders responsible…

Workcamp 2015 – Day 4

Today’s Theme: Jesus Reframes YOU Read Matthew 9:9-13 Matthew, one of Jesus’ 12 disciples, went on to spread the news of Jesus to a giant portion of the world, wrote the book of Matthew, and died a martyr for his faith—but he didn’t start out that way. He was a despised tax collector and ran in circles of “sinners”. But Jesus didn’t see Matthew the way he was. Jesus reframed Matthew based on how he was created to be: a…

A Widow in White

I attended an amazing funeral in May of 2008. It was for John, the music minister of the church I attended in college. This man was a beloved member of our church community, as well as a tremendous musician and worship leader who had brought many people into God’s presence with his talents. John’s funeral was a beautiful tribute to him and a vision of that day in the future when Christ will return and all will be made right.…

Workcamp 2015 – Day 3

Today’s Theme: Jesus Reframes How we Reach God Read Luke 15:8-10 Generally, when we want something, we go out and get it—or at least look for it. We decide. We choose. We pursue. But when it comes to Jesus and His love for us, He isn’t sitting in heaven wondering if we’ll come knocking. Jesus pursues us!  He has reframed how we reach God—by reaching out to us!  Spend some time praising God for being One who seeks us out…

Workcamp 2015 – Day 2

Today’s Theme: Reframe Read John 14:8-10 How do you picture Jesus? What does He look like? What does He wear? How does he behave? Jesus is truly God. He tells us that when we see him, we see the Father—we see God. That means if we look at Jesus, we’ll understand God’s heart more deeply.  Spend some time in prayer today inviting Jesus to reframe how you see Him, the world, and ourselves. Schedule: Worship as a Team Drive to…
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