Rest and Reflection

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.   For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30; NIV)

As 2018 comes to a close, many organizations, news outlets, and individuals will be reflecting on the past year, as well as wondering what 2019 will bring.  I’d like to do that now – in this in-between time that I hope has some “rest” for you – as I consider Community Christian Church of Marana

Purchase with a Purpose

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. (Proverbs 16:3; NIV)

Our church recently purchased property. Purchasing property is never a small undertaking. It involves a serious investment of time and money. And it should reflect the pursual of a significant purpose.

Our recent purchase of property at 12002 N. Puma Rd. reflects all of these. For the last three years, this has been the site of our Community Christian Outreach Center (CCOC), which we were renting until the purchase. It is from this site that we attempt – and often succeed! – to faithfully serve our neighbors, especially those who live in Avra Valley and surrounding areas.

Is Change the Only Constant?

This past Sunday, Katie Langendorfer led a children’s sermon on “changes.”  Katie herself is in the midst of a major life change with the recent passing of her husband Ron. She asked the kids if they had experienced any changes lately, and while they stayed unusually quiet, Katie pointed out that going back to school, with new teachers, was a big change in their lives.  Finally, my daughter mentioned that her brother just started college.  A big change indeed for our family. I keep expecting to hear the garage door opening and his car pulling in (with accompanying heavy bass sounds rattling the house).  We certainly are missing him, and still adjusting to this new dynamic.