Letters

April 2017 Director's Encouragement Letter [Topic: A Marvelous Exchange]

April 2017 Director's Encouragement Letter [Topic: A Marvelous Exchange]

Dear Friend,

I recently stayed somewhere that had a sign posted in the room that read...

"Dear Guest, In an effort to conserve water and energy, would you please consider using your towel more than once. Please decide for yourself. A towel on the rack means ‘I’ll use it again.’ While, a towel on the floor or in the tub means ‘Please exchange.’"

February 2017 Director's Encouragement Letter [Topic: Jesus' First Sign]

February 2017 Director's Encouragement Letter [Topic: Jesus' First Sign]

Dear Friend,

The book of John is a fascinating read. It was written years after the other gospels which allowed John time to reflect more deeply on the events of Jesus’ life. As he taught and reviewed the totality of Jesus’ ministry, meaning and symbolism that wasn’t initially clear became clearer. And when it came time to pen his letter he made sure to record these discoveries.

January 2017 Director's Encouragement Letter [Topic: Learning from Habakkuk]

January 2017 Director's Encouragement Letter [Topic: Learning from Habakkuk]

Dear Friend,

With the new year upon us Habakkuk 3:17-19 comes to mind:

"Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! The Sovereign lord is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights." (NLT) 

August 2016 Director's Encouragement Letter [Topic: Contradicting Verses]

August 2016 Director's Encouragement Letter [Topic: Contradicting Verses]

Dear Friend,

There are two verses I’ve found confusing in regard to one another: 2 Corinthians 5:17 and 2 Corinthians 3:18. The first reads, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." (ESV). The second says, "So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image." (NLT).