Is there life after Christmas?
I know it’s just three days till Christmas. And I’m looking forward to it as much as anyone. But I’m also looking beyond it…and I hope you will, too, because I’m gonna need your help.
Yes, Virginia, there is life after Christmas. And it’s not all dying pine trees, discarded toys, and depressing credit card bills. It’s actually a new year! Full of new opportunities. Typically we launch the New Year by talking about starting out strong, making resolutions, changing things you’ve been meaning to change, etc. But maybe you’re slightly cynical. Maybe you’re saying something like, “Been there, heard that, got the T-shirt.” That’s understandable.
But when we’re honest, we KNOW that there are areas we would LIKE to change. Resolutions we would LIKE to keep. Even if we’ve failed miserably for the last five or fifty years. So what can we do? Well consider this. Starting January 8th we’ll be launching a series called, “Healthy U.” And this year, before I stand up and teach on topics like finances, caring for our bodies, spiritual development, relationships, etc., I’d like to hear from you. In fact, I’d like to listen to your concerns, your successes, and your frustrations in dealing with the areas that seem to trip us up year after year. So here’s what we’re going to do.
Each week during this series I’ll have an open discussion on Wednesday nights at a local Starbucks. We’ll provide some questions for you to think through before Wednesday. Then we’ll grab a hot beverage, and learn together. Those Wednesday conversations will help shape the Sunday morning conversations, and hopefully shape the rest of our lives. I’ll do my best to present clear teaching from God’s Word that helps with the real concerns in our lives.
So if you’re interested in being part of this new way of addressing some very familiar topics, mark your calendar for Wednesdays and watch for more details. It’s something to look forward to beyond Christmas.
And speaking of Christmas, on behalf of the entire staff of Seneca Creek, I wish you a very Merry Christmas. I pray that God is with you in a very powerful way this time of year.