September has always been a time of beginnings for me – school years were just beginning, football season was starting, the leaves were beginning to show off their colors. The crispness in the air breathed new life into my lungs as the humid and muggy summer days passed away for another year. Even though these things happened every year, they felt new and fresh when they arrived.
This time last year, we began some new things. We added daily devotion verses to our monthly calendars as well as a pattern for doing devotions at home with our families. We added in weekly Bible Study for the following Sunday’s readings and weekly evening prayer to center ourselves.
In addition to these things, we are going back to other things we know – regular Sunday school classes, choir rehearsals, and a Communion setting that has been familiar for years. That’s the beauty of how God works – God takes things that are “old” and familiar and transforms them into things that help us to grow deeper in our faith. God continues to be active at Shepherd of the Hills, molding and transforming us to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world.
Peace & Blessings,