This past month, I’ve incorporated a practice of asking myself every morning, “How are you doing?” and “What do you need?” and then inviting God into that conversation. It’s hard to explain how this simple time of reflection has literally transformed my life, as I tend to be terrible at taking care of myself.
Gottfried Benn said that, “Whoever wants to understand much must play much” and I’ve begun to understand that one of my greatest needs in life is to play with friends.
Play gives me a fresh perspective on life and fills me with joy. In turn, I find that I’m more productive at work and overall a whole lot happier.
What about you? Are you good at taking care of yourself and tuning into what you need? I want to challenge you to incorporate this practice into your daily devotion time, so you can better take care of yourself and allow the fullness of who God made you to be to shine!
It’s been so cool to see how God is bringing together the Christian Community in Boston – Check out 10daysboston.com to see the full line-up of geographical gatherings, ethnic groups, and denominational streams involved and watch the Youtube Video Update at right! If you don’t live near Boston, check out 10days.net for the 20+ locations throughout the nation taking part in these ten days of worship, fasting, and prayer
We had our first official UniteBoston Board meeting – It is really great to have others oversee the mission of UniteBoston and the work we are doing in the city.
Journey Church Updates
Journey Church is preparing for our public launch on September 28! We are excited about this opportunity to welcome people home to Jesus and to the family of God. This week, our advertisements on the subway went up, and next week we will have a missions team from New York come to join us! Watch our Launch Video here
I organized a free car wash for the Cambridge community a few weeks ago, and we had an amazing response. We washed nineteen cars and had some amazing conversations with families in the area!
Prayer Requests and Praises!
Praise! I’m so thankful for how the Lord has rejuvenated me in this season and for the amazing friends He has placed in my life (yes, that’s you!)
Prayer! I’m beginning seminary this fall at Gordon Conwell’s Boston campus. I’m really excited about this opportunity to further my theological training and effectiveness as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. As such, my monthly expenses have increased. Let me know if the Lord is stirring you to be a part of the team of people that is sowing into all that He is doing through UniteBoston and Journey Church. Together we can change the world!
Prayer! Finalizing all the logistical details for 10 Days Boston can be stressful – pray that I would find peace amidst all the moving pieces.
Ecclesiastes 3:13 says “It is a gift from God to be able to eat and drink and experience the good that comes from every kind of hard work.”
As important as it is for us to labor and work hard, it is to play. So get off your computer and go have some fun :)