December 2012

Growing Strong Together -- 2013 Theme

Our Conviction...GROWING:  We believe God calls everyone at Martindale to greater personal and spiritual growth in our relationship with Jesus and each other.

Our Goal...STRONG: We are committed to strengthening the members at Martindale through preaching/teaching God's Word, promoting involvment in a small group, offering specific training/input through seminars, workshops and classes, teaching on spiritual gifts, and promoting opportunities to serve others.

Put it on Pause!

I was jolted with a dose of reality the other day when my sons were playing together. This was a game of lions and tigers with stuffed animals.  One of them had to leave the room for a bit and told the other one, "Put it on pause."  Put it on "pause," I thought?  I laughed at his comment, but was reminded of how differently my sons will grow up than I did. Aren't there days you wish you could "pause" reality, though?  The dose of devasting news you just received -- wishing for more time to absorb it and understand it before you have to respond.