August 2022

There’s a saying in this part of the country. If you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes. It’s funny because it’s true. Although, it does seem like during this past month there have only been two temperatures. Hot and humid! I know summer is many peoples favorite season because of all of the activities available like boating, fishing, gardening, and front porch sitting (my favorite).

Sometimes we get sad when the summer season starts to come to a close and I think August is when that starts to get in our minds. School will be starting and September is right around the corner, which means fall is also coming soon. It’s important to remember the importance of season changes and find the appreciation for all of them. They really can be a blessing.

There is a big change in the weather in our family over the past couple of months. Some good and some bad. As many of you know, I lost my sister to liver failure recently. But we also found out that we are going to be grandparents for the first time. Also, our daughter is getting married. Plus, our daughter, Mary, is going to be going to college and moving an almost two hours away, which is bittersweet.

All of these changes, mostly good, some bad. The changes are going to be different. And this is why we rely on God. I think of the story in the bible where Jesus and the disciples are crossing the Sea of Galilee. There’s a terrible storm and the boat they are in seems like it’s going to capsize and the disciples are fearing for their lives, and all the while, Jesus is asleep. And they call out to him, Lord, don’t you care if we drown?! And Jesus got up and rebuked the wind and the waves…and he calmed the storm. And then he asked…where is your faith?

We all misplace our faith sometimes. You might say we can be fair-weather friends to our faith, but it’s ok to call out to him. He wants us to rely on Him. So, let us try to turn our situations over to the Lord because no storm that we have to face can be bigger than God!  Have a great month, whatever the weather may be!

Peace and blessings always!

Pastor Brian

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