Dear friends, it’s been a long couple of weeks and the bad news is there’s more of the same going forward. Are you ready for something different? Me, too. We’ve all been bombarded with COVID-19 alerts and information, and by now we are all conversant with the issues, practices and inconveniences sparked by coronavirus. By now you have a story to tell. One of the best ways for coping is having opportunities to talk about what we’re going through. In the weeks ahead our stories will be the emotional, relational, spiritual fuel we need. I’ve already been deeply moved, entertained and inspired by the stories I’m hearing and reading from you. Please continue telling your stories. Or start telling your stories. Post them on the LJCC Facebook page or send me your stories.
BTW, here’s what I mean by story: Your story is how you face challenges, make choices in the face of those challenges, and the outcomes your choices make. Think of your story as an ongoing update or progress report, describing “oh no!” and “aha!” moments in your life. Sharing your story lets us into your life and helps us understand you, pray with/for you, commiserate with you or celebrate with you. Stories connect us.
Here’s what we’re all curious about:
What are you continuing to do, what have you stopped doing and what have you started doing? What are you learning? What are you liking and not liking? How are you experiencing God and your need for him and your awareness of him? What are you discovering or confirming about yourself? How are you seeing relationships differently? What are you doing to express gratitude and appreciation? Any joys, disappointments, disasters or miracles you want to share? I am looking forward to hearing from you and so are lots of other people in our LJCC community. Reach out to me at Steve@ljcc.org
P.S. Stay connected! Please read the weekly LJCC email, and Read Think Pray. Check our website for updates and resources. Feel free to email our staff with your questions, comments and concerns. We are a community of Christ-followers helping everyday people walk with Jesus every day. Thanks for being part of LJCC and applying your faith in worshipping, learning, growing, giving and serving!