Faith has been an ever-evolving part of my life. Faith is easy in good times but can be tougher when your world becomes difficult. Being raised in a Christian school and having attended Sunday school and youth groups since I was a small child, faith was easier. Times were good. God had and would provide.
“Everyone seems to like people who feed them,” Wooddale Cafe volunteer Becky Aspelund declared tongue-in-cheek. Becky also enthusiastically shared the genuine joy she felt serving coffee to fun people and getting to know a few of them more meaningfully in the process.
Midweek, Wooddale’s Tuesday evening adult Bible study program, will begin a new study on September 15 Dr. Michael Wise, scholar-in-residence and professor of biblical studies at the University of Northwestern St. Paul (UNW-SP) will again be the teacher. The study for the entire 2015/2016 school year will focus on the New Testament book of Romans.
A carefree summer picnic enjoying God’s creation with delicious food and friends we love can make a beautiful, memorable experience. Just imagine going on that picnic with Jesus himself! What would He say? What would you ask Him? It would undoubtedly be life changing.
During the month of July we have been studying what the Bible teaches about Life@Work.
While we have considered many of the issues related to the integration of faith and work, there is still a lot more to learn and live. If you would like to continue study, some fantastic resources are available:
Hard day at the office? Or maybe you were sweating over stoves, in dirty fields or stuck in traffic on the road? Maybe you were wrestling with machines or immersed in the gridlock of politics, schools and hospitals? Demanding bosses, too much work, too little pay. How did we get so far from God’s creation where His work was declared good?
My nephew, Grant, got his first serving experience last year during Vacation Bible School when he visited me for the week. This summer when I suggested a possible camping adventure for our week together, he responded with, “Aw, but I want to volunteer again.” He so enjoyed his volunteer experience last year that he wanted to help out again! So that’s what we did.