Pastor’s Message- March 22, 2022

What’s Bringing Us Joy in March

Every month I like to take a moment and share what I’ve been reading, watching, or listening to that has brought me joy over the past month. The hope is that in sharing what has lifted my spirit, you will take time to ask God what has lifted your spirit as well.

Bitter & Sweet: A Journey Into Easter by Tsh Oxenreider (devotional book): This is the devotional book I’ve been using for Lent, and I love it. Each daily reflection includes a passage of Scripture for meditation, a question for reflection, a short prayer that’s easy to memorize, and a song recommendation. On Sundays there is an art recommendation as well. And as a bonus, the book’s cover is gorgeous!

Seven by Brooke Ligertwood (music) : Ligertwood is best-known for songs she wrote with Hillsong Australia, where she also has led worship for years. This is her first live solo album, and the songs are based on the book of Revelation. Listening to the songs in order with lyrics in front of you does feel like a journey through Revelation that is powerful. This is the book we most need to be studying now, and music like this makes it even richer!

The Courier (movie): Don’t you love stumbling upon a film that is based on a true story in history that you’ve never hear before? I watched The Courier right after Russia invaded Ukraine mostly because it is set during the Cold War. It is the story of two men who took great risks to ensure the safety of others during the Cuban Missile Crisis. One of them lives in the former Soviet Union, the other in Great Britain. I am so thankful for what I learned from this film.

I’d love to hear what’s bring you joy this month and all year long!

all good things to each of you,
Dr. Darian

Lectionary Texts for Mar. 27, 2022:
Joshua 5:9-12
Psalm 32
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

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