Family devotions do not need to be every day, they don’t have to be boring or childish, and they certainly do not need to be hours long. But they should allow for thoughtful conversation, opportunities for everyone to share and lead, and time of just being loved and supported by those closest to you.
Do you ever feel stuck inside your circumstances, where there’s no easy way out? When this happens, we often find ourselves asking tough questions: Where is God in this? Why is he not answering my prayers? Does he really care? Habakkuk was someone who asked these hard questions. His is a story of someone learning to hope, when hope seems hard. Get ready for this...
Our partnership with Downey is one that started with a project during last year's Church: Beyond the Walls, and we have continued interacting with the staff and students over the past year. As we are seeking to be involved regionally as a church, Harrisburg is one place we can make a difference.
People were told and shown that they matter. They matter to God, and they matter to us. As one participant pointed out, "This is church. This is the gospel."
Yes, it’s a stretch of faith and personal comfort each time. But through my Nepali neighbors, I have realized that taking Church beyond the walls, when we all come together and do good deeds and share the love and message of God, is ALL day, EVERY day of the year.