Each fall, hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies migrate from the United States and Canada to mountains in central Mexico where they wait out the winter until conditions favor a return flight in the spring. The monarch migration is truly one of the world’s greatest natural wonders yet it is threatened by habitat loss at overwintering grounds in Mexico and throughout breeding areas in the United States and Canada.
We have decided to set aside one plot of our farm every season for this purpose, the plot will be maintained and not used for cut flowers, it will be allowed to go through a full life cycle of the plants in order to support migratory butterflies and birds. We will use no harmful pesticides on them and provide fresh clean water.
Sundays at the nursery are not your typical “business day” we have a strong belief in giving back to our local community and one of the often forgotten are our seniors. We have made the commitment to deliver top quality, long lasting, fresh flowers to the residents of Heritage Care Center. We will drop off the bouquets Sunday morning after breakfast and collect the old vases for the following week. Each resident will be greeted, prayed with or for and left a beautiful bouquet.
Meanwhile back at the nursery, we will be closed but the self-serve cart will be open, any flowers purchased on Sunday’s will have the proceeds set aside for this ministry. We commit to putting our seniors first and making sure they are blessed with flowers every week.
One of our pastors yesterday asked us to pray the next six days for our church, corporately as a unit and individually as people. He is in Philippians 1: 9-11 .Using Paul’s prayer as a model. I want to use keywords in the passages as my focused prayer for my One of our pastors yesterday asked us to pray the next six days for our church, corporately as a unit and individually as people. He is in Philippians 1: 9-11 .So using Paul’s prayer as a model. I want to use keywords in the passages as my focused prayer for my church peeps.
The word I want to focus on this morning is Knowledge ( vs. 9) and what it means to the people in the church and the church as a body.
My prayer is that we can represent Christ to people in a way that, only through Christ, by the means of the Holy Spirit can we have a knowledge of God that is sufficient for our salvation and that those attending our body that do not yet know that truth, will by the way we make Christ known.
Paul in Romans 1:18-21 says we can have a concept about God but the concept cannot save us, a saving knowledge can only be found in Christ. Jesus’s own knowledge of God enables Him to reveal God the Father to us, through the Holy Spirit.
The revelation of God, through Christ, with the Spirit takes place in God’s covenant to the local church, I pray today that we as a local church can make Jesus known to those we encounter and that people can know Christ through us.
We know that the knowledge of God includes more than intellect, it is an honest person seeking the truth, may we as a church point people to the knowledge of SoloChristo,Christ alone
I have been dormant on the blog for a couple of years, Facebook and life seemed to have set a new path and most interaction now a days is Facebook driven. I have been wanting to get some of my thoughts over the last few years written down for a few reasons,one of them is just to unload it from my head. I hope for no other reason than to enlighten myself , get words on paper to open my head and see what and why I believe like I do.
I am often asked….why would you want to start a new church when there are so many in the area, many of them struggling to stay open or seemingly reaching all of the community already. I did my best to explain why, but I think Keller does a much better job at the lengthy details.
My hope is, we will reach out to people that do not currently have a church they call home, for whatever reason. Maybe they had a bad experience with church politics, maybe they were fed up with “religious” people, maybe they were never welcomed into the community.My hope is we at Mountain View Church will be a place that the weary can find rest, the curious can ask, the hopeless can find hope, the lost can find Christ.
Anyway, HERE is the article written by Tim Keller, I hope you can make sense of it.
It has been a long time since I wrote anything on the blog, but I will try keep up with it again. I am really excited about this next phase of ministry. We are moving from Bermuda Dunes across the freeway to Sun City Shadow Hills,
One of the things I am finding out is, there is a “cult” in the Teardrop community, everyone wants to share and everyone wants to talk about the “build” and I am always on the lookout for stuff 🙂 Tonight I had a call from my brother to swing by and pick up a bunch of stuff to help on the camper. I picked up a table saw,band saw,clamps,spare wood…..but best of all, some great ideas.
I want to get back at it tomorrow but….I am desert bound, it will have to wait a week.
Well today was six hours of work, some frustration and a busted thumb 🙂 nothing major just lots of blood. I came up with a way to save time and wondered why no one else ever came up with this brilliant idea, I found out why, it will not work. As you can see in one of the pictures, I have the trailer frame, insulation, wood frame and then floor. Well my idea was to just lay them down in this order and save time cutting out the insulation to fit the wood frame, the reason it does not work is because the insulation compresses when I tighten down the floor to the trailer frame. No big deal , I just undid it and corrected my ways.
So now it is trailer frame, wood frame, cut insulation and floor. I did not bolt it down yet, I needed to tinker with the wiring, after a bit of figuring 🙂 I have electrical working now too. Next week I start the sides, I am committed now so I hope it works.