2011 Recap

Well 2012 is here. This was my first year trying blogging and I think its gone pretty well. And WordPress (the site that hosts this blog) has given me some stats over the past few months of blogging.

  • Evidently I’ve blogged 38 different posts
  • The site has been visited about 2900 times. Which means that more than my mom is reading them.
  • That most people reading are from Canada, followed by the U.S., U.K, and Asia after that. I had no idea I could even find that out.
  • That my most popular posts have been about my son Hudson. For a 2-year-old he is pretty popular.
It has been really great blogging and I’m going to keep it up in this year. But if you have any suggestions or ideas of what you’d like to see blogged on, or explored comment or send me a message.
And in case you missed it last week here is my sermon from Christmas day entitled “Following Jesus”. It was a great day where we ate cake in church, sang carols, and talked about Jesus. So if you’d like to hear it I’d suggest eating cake while you listen.

So thanks for reading and being a part of what’s happening. Happy New Year!

Peace I give to you; Peace I leave with you…

Last Sunday our focus was on peace. To hear the sermon click here. We talked about how in Isaiah 9 it says that a a child has been born to us, a son is given who will be called the Prince of Peace. We focused on how Jesus is that Son and promises us his peace in John 14:27. At the end of the service we invited everyone to accept Jesus and his peace.

Today’s post is a bit different. I don’t want to add anything to what was shared on Sunday at all. Today I simply want to remind you that if you need peace between yourself and God, others, or even who you are then accept Jesus’ gift of peace.

Peace is found in our connection with Christ. It is Jesus who is peace, and then when we connect to him peace flows in our lives.

How does Jesus create peace in our lives? I’m not sure. But what I do know is that it is his responsibility and promise to us. Our responsibility is simply to accept the gracious gift he gives to us in this Christmas season of his peace.

So today my challenge is to accept Jesus and his gift, and let it shape you.

And if you feel bold, or maybe peaceful, share with me how accepting his gift has given you peace…