First Baptist Church of Herndon Blogs
It was a typical Wednesday. I was up early and out the door to do my grocery shopping. Car parked, I made my way to the entrance when I saw it, a disconcerting sign. Basically, it said forgive our dust we are going through a major renovation. Items may be moved multiple times, and we thank you for your patience and loyalty. That’s the short version.
In the Drop-In class we have been discussing the concept of blooming where you are planted. The idea is that you make the best of the situation you find yourself in at the moment. This is a pretty simple concept but not always a popular one.
I find myself wondering about self-esteem issues in our world. People with healthy self-esteem are comfortable with themselves and aware of their strengths and weaknesses. It’s not the same as being conceited. The latter is going to the extreme.
The young man could easily walk to his office, the metro, shopping, and dining. He felt safe, secure, and connected to his middle-class neighborhood. He was living the dream. Even his mom was happy with his choice of locations. On this morning he followed his routine pattern. Up early, a short journey on his treadmill, shower, dress and head out the door.
Last week summer officially arrived. And true to form it was a hot sunny day followed by a stormy evening. Yep, that’s just what we expected. While we complain about the humidity and heat there is part of us that welcomes the familiar and another part
I have long been a proponent of joy at church. It’s true, faith can really grow and strengthen in the face of adversity and pain, but I believe the faith we have has the power to bring each of us joy. While our church has its share of sorrow and angst,