Thursday, February 16, 2017

Weekly Words - 2/16/17

Dear FBCD Family & Friends:

As I continue to remember and honor Black History Month, the words of those that have gone before us provide for me daily inspiration. Today, I remember the contributions of Rosa Parks who said, "I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” I know for myself as an individual, as a parent, a pastor, as a friend, I have entered into 2017 with my mind made up on the fact that this will be a good year.

My prayer for our congregation is that we may follow the courage, fortitude, persistence, bravery, and humility of Rosa Parks and keep our congregational mind focused on all things that will create a positive and life-affirming energy for all who interact with us over the seasons ahead.

There is plenty happening in our country and world that can cause us to cower in fear and frustration; or...we can, in the words of Mahatma Gandhi, "...[b]e the change [we] wish to see in the world."

With gratefulness for the good place our congregation is finding itself and for the hope and potential ahead...let’s stay upbeat and encouraged. Let’s keep our mind made up!

Hope to see you on Sunday at 10:30.


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