Young or old, busy or boring, comfortable or not, what is God calling us to?

We’re always headed somewhere– even if it doesn’t feel like it. Some of us may not think our lives are flashy enough, others wish for a more boring existence. There are those who feel like they’ve paid their dues and done their part for the cause, and still some who are comfortable right where they’re at.

Yet the call of God continues to go out. What is God asking of you?

You may want to check out Michael Kelley’s book, Boring: Finding an Extraordinary God in an Ordinary Life.

Think with Darryl about the difference between being comfortable and being content.

And let a member of the retired population challenge you with God’s word in “Bearing Fruit in Old Age.”


Sunday Follow-Up: When you are busybusybusy

On Sunday, February 9, Pastor Chelsey continued our series from Mark, “Who do you say I am?” with a message from Mark 6.45-52 (Jesus walks on water). You can hear that sermon on our current series website (or in the archives). One of the strong images in that passage is the disciples straining at the oars, trying very hard on their own to make it to the other side of the sea against an adverse wind. While they are straining, Jesus is aware of their struggles, as he spends the evening praying on a mountaintop.

Today, busyness and being in a hurry can be our way of ‘straining at the oars.’

In such a hurry

Here’s a review of a book called Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book About a (Really) Big Problem  by Kevin DeYoung. You may find it worth your time!

Courtney offers a guide for busy moms to stay in the Word.

And Tim shares his reflections on why “Life is too short to be in a hurry.”

Photo by Sabrina M. Used with permission. Sourced by Flickr.