Messages from Young Adults

Archive for April, 2010

Lesson 5: Environment

Lesson 5: Environment

This week’s topic is about Environment and some of the very first things that might storm your mind are lush green forests, deep blue oceans, colorful flowers, amazing animals etc. I looked up the meaning on dictionary.com website and this is what environment is defined as – “the aggregate of surrounding things, conditions, or influences;” […]

Lesson 4: The Water of Life

It was hot.  It was mid-day.  No one would dare come all the way out to Jacob’s well to draw water in the burning sun.  But she didn’t have a choice.  She would rather bear the heat of the sun than the venomous heat from people.  Yea, she messed up.  She repeatedly found love at […]

Reflection on Patience

Reflection on Patience

“Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering…”1 Woah, wait a minute, God. Let’s talk about something right now. Yes, I do want to be numbered among your ‘elect’. I like the idea of you considering me holy and beloved! I’ve been trying hard to be […]

Lesson 3: Celebrating Spiritual & Physical Fitness

The wise man said for everything there is a season. And if you live in Canada you know there are two seasons: winter and not-winter. For me the end of winter signals the start of netball season (think basketball for girls) and the start of five months of intense sporting activity that will undoubtedly force […]

Lesson 2: The Power of Choice

We stood in the middle of the grass in a circle.  Some hands-on-chin trying to figure out where we wanted to live for the next less-than-24 hours.  I had reached the point where I no longer wanted to make decisions.  I left this choice on where we’d pitch our tents up to the other six […]

Getting it wrong

Getting it wrong

You’re doing it wrong. Have you ever had that feeling? Like your best wasn’t good enough – like the entire sum total of your efforts wasn’t adding up to diddly squat? Of course you have. It’s called failing. And we’ve all experienced it in some shape or form at one time or another. I recently […]

“United We Serve”

“United We Serve”

While we ate lunch from the back of my parents’ SUV in the parking garage, my friend shared “It’s a message I’ve been waiting to hear for a long time.”   Pastor Henry Wright spoke from the heart that morning for the Southwestern Union’s “United We Serve” at the George R. Brown Convention Center in […]

Lesson 1: Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow!

For some time now, I’ve been intrigued by the concept of a “living church” – a church in which the members actively live out the faith and reflection of Jesus Christ. Those who know me know that, while I’m involved in many aspect of the church service, I’m always seeking that “genuine experience” that will […]