Melanie leads us into Psalms 19-21 tonight as we continue exploring the Psalms and what they tell us about our God.
To love someone, and to have those feelings returned — romantically or platonically — is a beautiful thing. And there is much joy to be found in it. But the everyday level of actually loving differs greatly from what has come to be the airy concept of love. Cupid’s bows and love without obstacles make for pleasant fairytales, but real love requires work and self-sacrifice.
A beautiful essay on love, reflecting on one of the best episodes in all of Trek. It nails the powerful picture of love and friendship in “Measure of a Man,” where Cmdr. Riker must take up the role of prosecutor against his friend Data in a place that lacks one or Data will receive a devastating summary judgment in lieu of a trial. Riker has to choose between the comfortable, but self-preserving path versus a deeply personally painful route that offers Data hope:
It’s also about how we love when we are stuck between difficult choices. How we love when that loving gives us back precious little but pain.
We as humans are called to do this, but it is mighty hard. Yet, we learn how to do it more as we follow the Savior who perfectly demonstrates what we can only achieve through Him in this life.
As we live as Christians, we face struggles and opposition. Shouldn’t life be easier? Should we find a way to make it easier?
I turn to Psalms 16-18 that point us to the lasting treasure of God’s love on tonight’s “This Week at Little Hills.”
Sometimes the deck appears to stacked and it’s hard to see how life will do anything but go from bad to worse. How do we have joy then?
Join us as the Psalminizers come together for a discussion about the problems of life and the solution in Psalms 13-15.
As we think about joy in dark places, Paul turns to those who are actually preaching the Gospel with the aim of discrediting him. What do we do when people and circumstances seem to want to hurt us?
So Christmas is over, right? Not so fast! Traditionally the Church celebrated the joy of Jesus’s birth in the days after Christmas and after a hard couple of years, there are some very good reasons from God’s Word to pick that tradition up.
Join us as Little Hills celebrates Christmas Eve! During the service we will share in the culmination of our journey through the Spirit’s Work at Christmas that we have been exploring over Advent. Jim Krenning, Joyce Neikirk and I will share from God’s Word and Melanie Haynes will lead us in a Christmas carol to celebrate that our Savior is born!