your life depends on it

You were probably hoping to get some yard work done, on this blustery, rainy, Fall day. Think of it this way: now you don’t have to do it! Instead you can just relax, go back to bed, enjoy some hot chocolate… Or if you need something to cheer you up, why not make some Christmas plans?

The problem with thinking about Christmas already, is that it makes it seem soooo far away, if you get excited about your plans. October can be a long month!

Switching to the Autumn of Life, I’ve noticed that changes often come in batches…

  • new vehicle
  • new business/career
  • new dishwasher (to be delivered on Monday, since the other one broke)
  • new Small Group
  • new diet (2-day Fast Diet… we’ll see!)
  • new church (eventually)

How’s that for a wide range of subjects? And to just switch subjects (one gets tired of trying to segue)–

We had a great time at the Discussion Group last night, about the Holy Spirit. I was fascinated to go over the history that I was caught up in as a teen–Pentecostalism and the Charismatic movement–and then the Vineyard in Toronto and the Toronto Airport. (Did you know that the Vineyard threw out the Toronto Airport? I remember hearing about the strange things, like the laughing, etc., but never attended any of it.)

It was also wonderful last night, to see that God is still working in amazing ways (still “baptizing in the Spirit”, etc.) and that so many desire to go deeper.

“Go after a life of love as if your life depended on it – because it does. Give yourselves to the gifts God gives you. Most of all, try to proclaim his truth.” (1 Corinthians 14:1)

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One Response to your life depends on it

  1. Cheryl Q says:

    “Threw out” is not exactly how it happened, as I was there when the announcement was made (regularly attended, was on the worship team a couple of times and joined the prayer team a few times while a member of Thornhill Vineyard). John Wimber asked Toronto Airport Vineyard to leave voluntarily, because they had taken a very different direction from the Vineyard vision. From what I could gather, there wasn’t any animosity, as all understood that this was a logical step. Just my sense and recollection.

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