I’m a little slow getting our weekly highlights out! Need some extra coffee this week!!! 😉
I LOVE what God is doing in the hearts and lives of the people at North Creek. We get to hear so many of you sharing with us how God is challenging you to step out in faith. It is fun to see how God is using your obedience in some really touching ways! Any time you want to send a testimony to us, please do! We love to hear from you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We got another North Creek baby last week! Beautiful Kensley was born to Marc and Amy and big brother Kingston. They are all doing well and we look forward to another baby in the nursery! I get asked all of the time how many babies North Creek has…we average 12 a year, which is CRAZY for our size of church. We have several more due this month, so the announcements will just keep coming!
I am asking that you would commit to pray for our leadership team. Ministry is hard work. While full of a mountain of blessings, there are deep sorrows and frustrations along the way. Diving into people’s lives comes with a heavy emotional load. And some people in this world respond badly to others while they are hurt. I watch our staff team give and give and give for little in return and they need your prayers desperately. I appreciate your love for each of them! Let them know it regularly!
Mark attended the funeral of a dearly loved pastor (and friend) on Friday. We will miss Jim Swanson and are eternally appreciative for all of the wisdom he poured into our lives while we were on staff with him. What a gift he was to so many of us!
We were at a gymnastics meet again last weekend. My daughter has a double wrist injury and couldn’t compete on bars and vault, so that’s always a hard thing to walk through with a kid who just wants to do their thing. She got 1st place on beam and 4th on floor, so it was a good meet for what she could do! She’s got another meet on Friday, so we are hoping she’ll be strong enough to do what she needs to do. Everyday is getting better!
We also stopped by the American Girl Doll store for my other daughter, Delaney. Oh. My. Word. I have nothing left to say after wandering around the store for two hours looking at every conceivable item in miniature. I am glad she enjoyed herself!
I spent yesterday getting all of our Easter supplies ordered…we’ve got everything from candy filled eggs to communion cups coming our way and I can’t wait!!!! We are meeting as ONE CHURCH at Prairie High School for one big service at 10:00 am. It’s April 5, so start talking to your friends now. Gonna be amazing!!!!!
Growth Groups are doing very well this semester as we are navigating the rest of the book of Mark. I have to tell you that I love getting to know the people who come through our group. It always surprises me how much I end up appreciating their personalities and perspectives.
Well, my hope for you this week is that you love unconditionally, forgive freely, and give generously. Life is just too short to do anything but that!