Hi friend–

Summer is a good time to start a new habit that can lead to personal growth. Here are two options you might consider:

  1. Join a Bible reading plan. If this isn’t part of your current daily practice, we’d love to have you join our Bible-reading plan this year, The Full Story. The plan works chronologically through the Bible, with a Psalm or story from the life of Jesus included each day. Just click the link above or find it on the YouVersion Bible App. You can download that today and get started; it’s free, and there’s an audio option too. The Bible App has about 2,000 languages available for those who don’t use English as their first language.
  2. Participate in an Adult Class.  You can check out all the options here. Summer classes just launched, with lots of opportunities to learn, grow, and heal with others.  It’s not too late to join, and classes are free and open to anyone; invite a friend to join you!

I’ll be continuing our series tomorrow:  “Connect: Building strong relationships in a lonely world”. We’ll see how often the Bible talks about the plans that our Heavenly Father has for our lives, and how he has designed a way for us to be part of a growing and loving community.

Summer often changes our schedules and routines, and I want to challenge all of us to be consistent in our giving. It’s one of the ways we honor the Lord. You can simply click here and set up a giving schedule.  I truly believe taking next steps with God in generosity can transform us. I’ve never met a miserable, generous person! Somehow, as we start to partner with God in His mission and give financially, we experience more joy, goodness, and peace.

Grace family, thank you for the ways you pray, serve, and give. God is on the move, and the best is yet to come.

Love from Mary and me,