Pastor Janet’s Jots – May 2018

Pastor Janet's Jots
Pastor Janet's Jots- May- Hope of Spring It has seemed to have been a long winter.  I have longed for the warmth of the sun and the heat of milder days ahead.  I am sure that many of you have too. The Hope of Spring Finally, last Monday, it was a nice day.  So I decided to go golfing.  As I went around the course, I noticed that little wrens were singing their hearts out, as they flitted about preparing to make their nest.  Also, I noticed that there were lilac bushes where the leaves were beginning to unfurl. It brought to my mind the song, “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”.  In the first verse, the words are:  “Joyful, joyful, we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love, hearts…
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Pastor Janet’s Jots – April

Pastor Janet's Jots
Pastor Janet's Jots Birds are returning, geese and cranes are flying north overhead, baby calves are being born, and there is the promise of rain in the forecast.  Spring is on its way, along with a new season of life and growth. New life reminds me also of the Easter miracle.  By the time you receive this, we will have just celebrated or will be in the midst of celebrating Easter.  As I write this, next week will be Holy Week. The Beginning There is Palm Sunday and Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem on a donkey colt (Mark 1-11).  The crowd was willing to cheer as Jesus entered the city as the Messiah.  They thought that he would fit their mold of what the Messiah should be, not what God had…
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Pastor Janet’s Jots on Leadership

Pastor Janet’s Jots on Leadership

Pastor Janet's Jots
Pastor Janet’s Jots Proverbs 29 Leadership In my lifetime, I have found that common sense is not always so common, especially these days as the general population becomes less and less knowledgeable about scriptures. Perhaps that is why I enjoy the wisdom found in the Book of Proverbs. As people of God we are called to lead others to Christ. So how do we do that? What makes a good leader? Since many of the proverbs came from King Solomon, the wisest man to ever live, it is natural to expect some of his interest to be directed toward leadership. Proverbs 29 lends much insight to what it takes to be a good leader. Qualities of a good leader: 12:24 Works hard   17:26 Does not penalize people for honesty…
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