What did you miss?


Did anything significant happen in church?
- Nope
Were there any new announcements? - No (But I did forget to mention that Lincoln Brewster will be in concert next Sunday at the Pineapple Festival. We sing some of his music on Sunday's. Go to www.pineapplefestival.info for tickets. )

So what did you miss? 
The power of unity When people come together with a common desire to love, accept and forgive - it makes the church unstoppable. Why? Because these things are an extension of God's grace and mercy. While we may disagree or even irritate each other - the desire to express God's love to one another is greater than our desire to be right or to be better. It is these moments that the Holy Spirit capitalizes on to change us as people and as a church. Now take a few moments to think about your home. Your work place. Your circles of friends. What if? What if you were to show love, acceptance and forgiveness to others today? What would change? What would happen? The answer is - you don't know until you try. Friday I had to stop something I was doing and switch my thinking and tactics. A tire shop that I do business at told me that they could change two tires and do an oil change. When I got there, they said they couldn't do it and that they didn't say that. I was furious. I went to another tire shop only to find that the previous tire shop had been putting the wrong size tires on my car. They wouldn't work on it. I was furious. I drove back to the first shop and very sternly told them what they had done and that they were now the only tire shop in town that could work on my car. Just as I was about to bring the proverbial sword down I stopped. I apologize for my anger and told the assistant manager that I was mad at him. I was just frustrated. He smiled at me and said it was

Now take a few moments to think about your home. Your work place. Your circles of friends. What if? What if you were to show love, acceptance and forgiveness to others today? What would change? What would happen? The answer is - you don't know until you try.

Friday I had to stop something I was doing and switch my thinking and tactics. A tire shop that I do business at told me that they could change two tires and do an oil change. When I got there, they said they couldn't do it and that they didn't say that. I was furious. I went to another tire shop only to find that the previous tire shop had been putting the wrong size tires on my car. They wouldn't work on it. I was furious. I drove back to the first shop and very sternly told them what they had done and that they were now the only tire shop in town that could work on my car. Just as I was about to bring the proverbial sword down I stopped. I apologize for my anger and told the assistant manager that I was mad at him. I was just frustrated. He smiled at me and said it was OK. He understood. They put two tires on, changed the oil in my car and discounted my final sale as an apology for their mistake. This would have never happened if I had followed through with my original plan. You will never know, until you try. Thanks to everyone who volunteered at the soup kitchen yesterday. Your presence and effort makes a difference in the live of people. Showing the love of Jesus to others in real and practical ways always makes a difference.

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