March is here with Spring on the way. I’m glad. I’ve seen enough of the salt trucks! Last weekend we focused on the Power of 1 Conversation to melt a human heart! (How are you doing on your 1-1-1 this week!?) My friend and WCCC church member, Kurt Knochel, was reflecting on this recently. He emailed a great thought.
“The salt truck is an icon of winter. When snow and ice coat the roadways we can depend on the trucks to spread salt. This salt melts the ice, keeps us from slipping off the road, and prevents wrecks. Speaking, like driving, can be dangerous. There are times we get into storms, times we start down slippery slopes. Satan can be a slick talker! The content may drift to inappropriate topics, the language may degenerate to vulgarity and the name of Jesus may be met with hostility. When conversations start to get out of control remember to spread the salt. Better yet, lay down some salt before the snow and ice even begin.”
Colossians 4:6 says “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Those are good words for all seasons!
As we walk into warmer weather, longer days, (time change is March 12/13 weekend!), golf, and March Madness, we also want to walk through the Bible together. Especially the Old Testament!
Signups have begun for our first ever “Walk Thru the OT” Seminar on Sunday, March 20th from 2 to 6 pm here at WCCC. The purpose of the seminar is for all of us (new and veteran) to familiarize ourselves with the significant people, places and events of the OT in a fun-filled way. We will learn the themes and books of the Old Testament through gestures, pictures, and repetition. It will be led by certified instructor John Starnes (who can also sing!) The cost is $15 per person (a maximum of $50 per family) which includes a workbook and refreshments, and is open to all adults and students 5th grade and up. For parents attending the seminar, childcare will be available for kids 4th grade and under. Your reservation deadline for childcare is March 13 to the church office (there is a $4 per child fee.)
Come on and walk with us. We’re also launching a brand new weekend series entitled “The Tabernacle,” and each weekend we will focus on one item in The Tabernacle and what we can learn from it. This weekend it will be The Ark of the Covenant. (You might even see Indiana Jones here!)
I (as well as many others) am following the intriguing events in Madison, Wisconsin, and Columbus, Ohio. As we walk through these unusual political times, I will share a quote James Hansee forwarded to me. “The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.” (Cicero – 55 BC) Some things never change!
P.S. Phil/Traci Coleman have closed on their new home in Harrison! They (and we) are excited to permanently be here! Phil could use some help moving furniture from a local warehouse into their new place on Saturday, March 19th. If you can help, please meet at the church at 9 am on March 19th to help. I hear there will be free pizza!