Monthly archive for July 2003

Free to Travel on

Galations 5:1: “It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.” What a great privilege we have as citizens of the United States. We have so many freedoms to go, say, be and become! In all of this freedom comes the challenge of choice and the responsibility for those choices. How much greater the freedom for believers and the responsibility for our choices especially as they impact our relationship to God, influence those around us and impact who we become. Many of us see great potential for new adventures in faith, relationships and personal improvement. Christ’s call is for us to join him on a great journey. It is important for us to pack correctly if we are to make the most of the trip! We have been set free not just from something but to

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Freedom to Play

Do you remember as a child going out to play? From the time we awoke in the morning until we went to bed at night, all of our plans for the entire day revolved around having fun at play. We didn’t have to think about what time we could play or if we could work it into our schedule. As a child, everything was fun and play. Ask yourself this question: At what point in your life did you graduate from the concept of play and having fun? Adults in America have lost the concept of having a good time and going out to play. I see children every day who do not know how to play. Children know how to watch television, play computer games, and some organized sports, but if I put them in a gym and say, “play,” most children do not have the imagination to entertain

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