Pastor Pete delivers down-to-earth, life-changing messages that address today’s real problems. Sunday School classes, Connect Groups, and Bible Study classes show us how to apply God’s Word to our lives on a daily basis.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing,” Walt Disney. How many of us talk and talk till we’re blue in the face and expect things to change by talking, not by doing? Crazy when you read it out loud huh? How many times have you been in a conversation with someone and all they do is complain about their situation? Next time, ask them what they are doing about the situation. 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like, James 1:22-24. What is this saying, begin to do! James 2 tells us, “Faith without works is dead.” DEAD!!! Have I convinced you yet to do? What action are you taking in your life to make things better at your job, home, and church? Or are you just complaining about things? Or are you actively trying to make a difference? You could ask any staff member here, when someone walks through the door my goal is to make them feel like a million bucks! I usually say, “Welcome to Crosswinds where dreams come true.” Yes, a little Disney, but usually I get a big smile out of everyone. Here are some tips and tricks to what I’m DO-ing now. I want my life to be healthier, so what am I “doing” about it? I’m meeting with a dietitian and exercising at least 4 times a week that’s not counting on my days off when I golf, hike, or bike. I want my emotional life to be better, so I listen to pod casts that help me emotionally every day and lift me up. I want to be the best follower of Christ I can be, so what do I do, read my Bible everyday and work my tail off most times working for the Lord. I don’t want to just be a hearer but a doer! Now please, please, listen, this isn’t me bragging about what I do but truly trying to make a difference in my life and the lives of others. Start tomorrow off by DO-ing. As the great Yoda says, “Do or do not, there is no try.” Amy Allen Lead Pastor’s Assistant ... See MoreSee Less