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  December 2019  
🙏🏽News You Can Use from SOTV Church in Santa Ynez

This week, while Debbi is out of town, I have made an extra effort to take care of my physical self by going to the gym and working out.

It takes a disciplined approach to strengthen the body.

In like manner, I believe each one of us needs to cultivate the discipline of nurturing joy in our lives through the things we intentionally do or don't do.

That's because the joy that God wants us to have is not just for a time of celebration at the end of our battles, ... rather, it's a gift for effectively fighting in the middle of difficult battles as well!

What brings you joy in life?

Join me this third Sunday in Advent, as I explore in my sermon the importance of cultivating the joy that God wants us to experience.

“Do not allow this world to mold you in its own image. Instead, be transformed from the inside out by renewing your mind. As a result, you will be able to discern what God wills and whatever God finds good, pleasing, and complete.” (Romans 12:2)


Wednesday, December 11th, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran will have an evening Advent devotional worship service at 7 PM.

My devotional message will be on the concept of God's shalom and how ...

... broken things can become blessed things if you let God do the mending.

I'll also be sharing how God desires to heal and mend the broken world around us through His peace and how we can respond to that peace by living a balanced life - up, in and out.

This Sunday at 8:45 AM we continue our study of 1 Corinthians with a special focus on chapters 11 & 12.

This weekend's topic is on the Lord's Supper and the healing of human hurts through the use of spiritual gifts. Join us for this great time of coffee, fellowship and conversation around God's Word! ☕️✨


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