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Pastor Debbie's E-Devotion - October 19, 2017

Over the years, I've been known (by those closest to me) to do my fair share of fussing. Like most of you, I've had the opportunity to complain about most everything—classes, professors, family, work, bosses, life in general. Most of the time my verbal tirade leads me to a productive course of action, but not always. Sometimes I spin my wheels...fussing and grousing about the person or issue over and over. On those occasions, my dad will ask, "Have you prayed about it?" And, generally, regrettably, I sheepishly say no. Generally, it hadn't even occurred to me to pray about it. I was just frustrated or mad and wanted to be heard.

The good news is, we have one who is always ready to hear us—to know the truth of what we're facing, what frustrates us, what shames us, what holds us back. Beyond that, the Great Listener wants things to be better for us. As believers, we're invited to believe in God's goodness and willingness to act in our lives and pray. We're asked to turn our grousing into prayers and listen for God's wisdom and direction about how we might change our response to those people, or live differently in those situations. God will work on our behalf. God often shows us the way to be a part of that action.

If there's something or someone under your skin, I ask, "Have you prayed about it?" Have you sought a godly solution through prayer? Pray for them. Pray for how you understand them. Pray for wisdom, discernment, or guidance for your particular situation.

May you find new blessings as you look and listen for God's reply.

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. ~Philippians 4:6


May God bless you,
Pastor Debbie


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Sunday morning parking at the church is available in the high school parking lot on Third Street across from the church and in the city lots west of the church. These lots are available only on Sunday mornings. A small lot for handicapped parking is available just off of Adams Street on the north side of the church, with an accessible entrance directly into the sanctuary. A lift operates between the Fellowship Hall (3rd Street level) and the Sanctuary . William Sound System Receivers and Headsets are available to assist with hearing problems.

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