March 2021

Proverbs 6:6 “Go to the ant, you sluggard, consider her ways and be wise.” 

This month our focus is sloth.  I confess I’ve always had a lazy bone.  We all have the same number of minutes in our day.  I have a great appreciation for those of you who are experts in time management.

     One of these gifted individuals is my Pastor’s wife Sherri Scavo.  What a great role model.  She is known for her long lists and creativity.  Perhaps you, too, have a fondness for making a list and checking it twice. 

     I know our Lord Jesus in his three-year ministry had no time for slothfulness. And when it was the busiest, he took time to pray.

     Alicia Kneeland began an after-school program for our church three years ago.  I gave her my Wednesdays – after all I was already headed out that way for Worship team practice and Bible Study. In the years following I did not participate.  It was hard for me to “enjoy” this ministry.  But this year when a church member agreed to take it on the Lord nudged me.  I knew Karla was equally busy with other things. I made the commitment to three hours every Monday.  When a congregation member asked me about it recently; I was able to say that God has blessed this “offering” of time.  He has increased my ability to get things done on my shortened “day off.”

     I’m sure each of you has had a similar experience.  For many COVID-19 has altered forever our focus.  What are my priorities? 

         J – Jesus First

        O – Others Next

        Y – Yourself Last

     Let’s continue to Guard what has been entrusted to us -whatever that looks life for your 525,600 minutes this year.  

      See you in Minneapolis on Wednesday, June 16th!!! 

With love and prayers.
Lavonne West

(NKJV was used in scripture references unless otherwise noted.)                                                            

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