In the month of March we enjoyed a great series at Place for Life entitled, “How to Handle Relevant Relationships.” Relationships are such an integral part of life.
Valentine’s Day is approaching and it’s always during this time of year that romance and love begin to fill the air. Love is a touchy subject in this generation. Of course, love for family, children, and parents are always consistent. However, loving relationships that last is becoming a commodity. True love, the kind that will hold on through any storm; the kind that will fight for you through thick and thin; the kind that will cover a multitude of sins; has become scarce.
Growing up I was taught that the most important and exciting day of the week was Sunday. That was the day that we were privileged to go to the House of the Lord and meet with God and His people. In this generation, it is evident that things have changed and priorities have shifted. I find it no coincidence that over the last 5 years or so, as church attendance and commitment has declined, we have also experienced national recession and economic issues.
Easter season for us is the most exciting, and for our faith, most important season of the year. The celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is paramount to every believer. There was so much accomplished when He overcame the power of the grave and absolved the sins of the world through His sacrifice on the cross.
Spring has arrived, and with it we see life beginning to blossom. The flowers blooming, the sun shining, and a fresh atmosphere all hint to the great feeling of change of season. Spring represents a fresh start and an opportunity to begin again.
I have recently been reading a book that makes an assertion that the pursuit of science in the 16th and 17th centuries was the underlying current that ushered in the wave of democracy that almost half of the world’s population is now able to enjoy in the form of government. It states that science, being “anti-authoritarian” in it’s nature, needed freedom and liberty to be able to grow and flourish. The book describes how democracy and science have expanded simultaneously.