Spring Party!

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Don’t forget to join us for this year’s Spring Party on Saturday, April 19th!  This is for those in preschool through sixth grade, and we will begin at noon!  A short lesson, food, fun, and don’t forget the eggs.  Bring a dozen hard boiled eggs to color and take home, and then we will be hunting plastic eggs that will be full of candy!  Bring a friend, and don’t forget to bring a basket or a bag to collect your eggs in.  The little kids will do a regular egg hunt, while first grade and up will do a fun scavenger hunt.  Hope to see you then!

How’s Your Glass?

A young couple rented a vacation cottage for a week.  One afternoon the husband looked out the living room window at the swimming pool and exclaimed, “Let’s change our clothes and go get some exercise!”  His wife, who was washing the dishes in the kitchen and looking out the window watching some people play tennis, quickly agreed.  While she dressed for a tennis match, he put on his swimming trunks.  You see, the window a person chooses to look out at the world often determines that individual’s perception of reality.

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Is the glass half full or half empty?”  And all of that depends on your perception of the situation.  And really, it all boils down to our attitudes.  It has been said that, “Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you respond, your attitude.”

A shoe manufacturer who decided to open the Congo market sent 2 salesmen to the undeveloped territory, but got back conflicting reports.  One salesman reported back, “Prospect here is nil.  No one wears shoes.”  The other salesman reported enthusiastically, “Market potential terrific!  Everyone here is barefoot.”

We have to get to the point that we are looking at the potential and not the problems.  Remember how I told you that the way we view life really boils down to our attitudes?  Well in scripture we read in Philippians 2:5 that our attitudes should be the same as Jesus’.

Now, no matter what the situation, Jesus never looked at a situation, and got frustrated and gave up.  He never looked at the glass as half empty, or had a poor attitude about anything.  Did things always go His way?  Of course not.  But Jesus always looked at life with a positive attitude, God’s attitude.

And here in Philippians, we are instructed to have the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus.  So, how’s your attitude.  How’s this glass look to you?

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In Christ,

Josh