A Note From The Pastor


A Note From The Pastor

Please pray for Betty Hudgins, who is at St. Mary’s with a possible stroke.

Beginning on January 1st, we are offering you a 21-day challenge.  Psychologists say it takes 21 days to break a habit and establish a new one.  Part of the challenge is for those who do not have a consistent daily quiet time.  You’ll be asked to read a chapter in John’s gospel per day for 21 days.  Don’t just quickly read the chapter, read it slowly.  Meditate on it.  Ask the Holy Spirit to bring a fresh word from it to you.  Abide in Him.

Those who have a regular quiet time can still do the reading, but you may want to refrain from something you’d like to eliminate in your life.  Or, refrain from a good thing for 21 days for the purpose of focused prayer.  There is much to pray about.

Another possibility is to view a RightNow Media video series by Dallas Willard called Hearing God.  I’ve found this to be helpful.  If you are not on RightNow Media, contact Linda in the church office and she will help you set it up.  HERE is the link for the Willard series.

We want you to have solid spiritual growth habits in 2023.  We hope you will participate in these exercises.