How many of your special memories take place alongside water? Casting a fishing line into a lake with a grandparent, splashing in the waves with cousins, leaping through a sprinkler with friends, taking in a sunset on a shoreline. The earth’s waters point to the glory of God. Take a moment and look at photographs of Can Cristales River in Columbia, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Mekong River in Southeast Asia, Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina, or turquoise Peyto Lake in Alberta.
Christians and even people without faith often turn to the church first for help. How will we respond? How can we respond preemptively so help is not too late?
In the Book of Revelation, we are given a picture of heaven, a place where “they will hunger no more and thirst no more.” This Thanksgiving, pause to offer thanks. Pause to give. Extend your thanksgiving beyond the holiday.
Weddings have been an important part of every culture, ethnicity, religious group and global area of the world for thousands of years. What’s new is that the wedding industry has exploded into a sixty billion dollar business. A survey by the TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com reveals that the average cost of a wedding in 2012 was $28,427.