Happiness is a by-product of love. That's why doing what you love to do brings you happiness. If you love going for a walk then walking makes you happy. If you love going to church then sitting in church makes you happy. One person can be glad to do something that another person fines hard. To one it's a burden that causes them to complain and to another it's a joy that causes them to rejoice. It can be the same job but it carries two points of view. We are told to love God and love one another all the time because God knows that love makes our good days better and our burdens light. If you hear someone complaining all the time about what they do then their love level for what there're doing is low. Say to yourself, "I love life!" "I love everything that God has blessed me with." "I love everybody." Love is the key that unlocks blessing.
This past week Shari MacKinnon went home to be with the Lord and she will be greatly missed. Also Web Woodland left this realm to join with those on the other side. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. May both families find comfort from the Holy Spirit at this time.
Tomorrow is Family Sunday so we start @10:15 with some food and fellowship followed by the morning service. We have moved some things around so the way things are set up it will seat more people. We are expecting some visitors and it's not too late to invite a friend. I will be sharing on, "Gateway To heaven." The Lord has lots of things to give us but He requires that we wait in the places where He shows up.
Coming up next Saturday there is a bus tour over the Cabot Trail. If you would like to go please check with Martin McCarthy as there are only a couple of seats left.
In two weeks on Sunday evening we are planning a Water Baptism service, check with Pastor Bruce for details.
Continue to pray for those in need, lots of love, looking forward to seeing you soon, Pastor Kevin and Alice