In 2006 my family moved to Mercer Island from Kalamazoo, MI. My kids, Joey and Ellie, were now surrounded by mountains for the first time in their lives. After growing up in the relatively flat terrain of SW Michigan, the mountain views were pretty impressive. On a clear day (admittedly not an everyday occurrence) it's possible to see mountains in every direction you look: The Cascades, Mt. Rainier, the Olympics, or Mt. Baker.
Ellie told me how frustrated she was at the lackadaisical attitude here middle school girlfriends had toward these views. She wanted to shake them and say, "Don't you realize what you're taking for granted?!!"
In the last half of Ephesians chapter 3, Paul breaks into a prayer of gratitude to God and a desire that the Christians in Ephesus would grasp all that God has for them as his children.
Do you really get it? That's what we'll be aiming for this coming Sunday, September 24th as we look at Ephesians 3:14-21. I hope you'll be able to join us.
Women on Retreat!
Around 25 of the women from our church will be joining with hundreds from around WA and OR this weekend at our camp, Cascades Camp and Conference Center. They're in for a wonderful time of fun and encouragement! If you're interested in getting a glimpse of the camp and a taste of what they'll get at the retreat, check out Cascades' website: cascades.org
Thoughts about living as a Jesus follower and life at Community Covenant Church