Three Strand Blog

New Beginnings

     I love new beginnings – new notebooks with fresh new pages, new adventures, new goals, new friends, new ideas, and of course new years full of hope, promise, and possibility! As I write this, I’m sitting in a coffee shop across the street from my church listening to two new mamas talk. As they sit holding new babies, chatting about new sleep schedules, new milestones, and new discoveries I can’t ignore the excitement that newness brings and am reminded of one of God’s beautiful promises – “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning, great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV). How wonderful that we don’t have to wait for January 1st or any other special occasion or invitation to get a fresh start. We are offered a new beginning every morning and we are promised that our heavenly father is waiting with mercy and love with every sunrise. God is so good!
     Thank you, Father for new beginnings big and small and thank you for your love and mercy that know no end. Guide us to live in and share your love with all creation.  Help us to make this new year one of deep relationship with you. May you be glorified by all we do and may we do nothing that is not done with love.
-Pastor Sandee

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!
Another year has come and gone, and along with it some of the hopes, fears, successes and failures we began it with. When you consider 2018 what do you remember? What do you wish you could forget? Do you look at 2019 with a sense of expectation or dread? Take some time and talk with God about the year you just lived. Talk about the good and the bad, and be honest about both. Ask him what he wants from you in 2019 and be willing to really listen. You might be surprised at his answer to you. Blessings – Pastor Tony