God's will


Perhaps you have observed even in your own family the difference in peace and joy between children who tend to be compliant and those who lean toward doing what they please. The consequences of these contrasting attitudes become even more evident as children grow into adulthood and eventually old age. In other words you don’t find genuinely sweet little old ladies who have lived as they pleased. But to step this up to a much higher level, consider the outcome of a life lived in compliance to God. He knows perfectly the way we should live and that path results in peace and joy. Yet we lean toward doing as we please with the results always falling way short of what we had hoped for.

This Thursday morning we will immerse ourselves into Psalm 85 and clearly see what God says about self-will and His will. Psalm 85:8 “I will hear what God the LORD will say; For He will speak peace to His people, to His godly ones; But let them not turn back to folly.” Let’s come together to encourage one another to live for God.

“Let’s Get Cooking”—this Friday evening at 6:30 at Sally Helland’s home we will be having a demonstration of the use of Instapots. Come and join in on the fun. Sally’s address is 12976 Gopher Hill Pl. SE, Olalla, WA 98359


What really blesses the lives of moms and grandmas?  Let's consider the woman who has been called "blessed among women."  One of the things that made Mary the mother of Jesus an extraordinary woman was her humility that caused her to graciously and happily accept God's plan for her to be the mother of the long-awaited Messiah even though this would mean public condemnation.  How dominate is this quality in our lives?  How willing are we to truly follow God's will when it isn't easy or comfortable?  How blessed are we?

Ladies, don't miss this coming Thursday morning as we look at the life of Mary in our study of extraordinary women of the Bible.  Of all of the women we are studying in this series, this is one that I want you to particularly have a part in; what a perfect time to look in detail at the life of one of the most significant characters in the Christmas story.  Please plan to be with us this coming Thursday morning at 9:30 to be encouraged by the life of Mary.  Amanda will be watching our little ones.