We are enthusiastic supporters of DadsWorks
Mr. David Berry has let God use him to do some awesome things for men in and around Westminster, MD. Recently, he has expanded (with his wife Diane's help) into serving women as well. Teaching relationship and life skills to those less fortunate.
One of his premier yearly events is the Daddy-Daughter Dance. This is the 7th year for creating relational memories between a father and his daughter. This relationship often is the foundation for a girls self-worth. She needs to feel valued and protected by her father in order to develop healthy relationships in life.
How about making an investment in your daughter and simultaneously support David in his work ?
| Saturday June 16, 2018
6 - 9 PM
VFW Post 467
519 Poole Road
Westminster, MD 21157
As I was preparing for Men's Group tonight, it occurred to me that I could give this greater exposure by posting it here. We are currently discussing how to take care of your soul - how to maintain your relationship with the God you love. This is not something that happens casually, you must make an effort to pursue Him. Just as your relationship with your wife will die over time if not maintained, so too will your relationship with Jesus die unless you take care of it.
Do you have a regular time with God? I'm not talking a few minutes while you drive to work or a few minutes as you're on the "john" - I'm talking dedicated time reading and "being" with God. There really is no shortcut and no other way - you need to spend time to get to know Him.
What follows is from Pat Morley of Man in the Mirror. I hope it gives you a little perspective as to what "time with God" looks like.
In our Christian culture we hear a lot mentioned about a device called "the quiet time". A quiet time is a routine period, usually at the beginning or end of the day, in which five, fifteen, thirty minutes, an hour or more are set aside to read and study God's Word, pray, and possibly perform other spiritual disciplines. For example, sometimes I sing hymns (no one besides God would want to hear), journal or read devotional materials.
Actually, the Bible calls for continual prayer and Bible meditation. "Pray continually" (1 Thess.5:17). "Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests" (Eph. 6:18). "His delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night" (Psalm 1:2).
The quiet time, then, is an accommodation to an overly busy culture. Nevertheless, the concept of setting aside a regular time for concentrated meeting with the Lord can greatly enhance anyone's walk with God. In fact, without it, it is questionable if you can really hae an ongoing relationship with Christ.