This coming Sunday, we will be looking at another verse from the great repository of wisdom found in the book of Proverbs. We will look at what it means to walk wisely. That is,  how can we enter into any situation, walk down any path, or contend with any daunting challenge with both confidence and wisdom. The answer will be found the more we own the truths found in Proverbs 3:5-6. While a favorite life verse for some, there is a difference between quoting a verse from memory and living the truths contained in the Scripture daily. If we will live and obey the truths found in Proverbs 3:5-6, we will be able to walk wisely into any situation.

Good morning Laurelwood! After many months of a pastoral search that included interviews, assessments and two visits, I am grateful to be joining you in worship this coming Sunday. This Sunday, I will be looking at a relationship that is neglected in culture today…friendship. In his essay on friendship, C.S. Lewis says this: friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like has no survival value; rather it is one of the things that give value to survival. Lewis points out that while we do not need friends for biological survival, it is hard to imagine a full like without great friends! The Word of God in Proverbs goes a step further….going as far as to say that wise living entails, in part, that you become good at forging and keeping good friendships. Looking forward to being together! See you soon.