Text Box: Friends in Christ,

Greetings, in the name of our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 
 
If you heard my message the last Sunday of April, you heard me talk about two questions and the answers that came to me while walking.  I believe there were various reasons for the questions, but it is the answers that keeps coming back to me. 
 
The first question is...what do I want to accomplish in ministry? The second question (the one that really caught my attention)...what does it mean to be a Christian? As I thought about it, one word came to my mind...Hope.
 
It is the Hope of Christ that sustains me; it is the Hope of Christ that offers me peace, especially when life is chaotic.  For me, hope is a feeling, a deep strong emotion, but it is also the knowledge of facts, and to share this knowledge of hope, is life changing.  My strength comes from the ability to offer hope to those who feel hopeless. 
 
What about you? What does it mean to be a Christian? What word or words come to your mind?  I really would like to hear your answers, because it is within the answers that we find our passion, and our strength to share our faith, to share our stories with others.  And once we see the Risen Lord standing before usÖ nothing is the same.  
 
What drives you to share the Good News of Jesus Christ?  Itís different for each of us, but thatís the beauty of it. We all are unique with our own amazing gifts. There are many different ways to share the Good News. What is yours?
 
Individually and together we can do amazing things.  WE CAN make a difference, and as we 
discover our strengths and passions, we can then discover ways to share our faith Ė to help others to see the Risen Lord standing before us. 
 
I look forward to working with you as we share our amazing strengths and passions of our faith with others.  

In Christ,

Pastor Debbie

Dream Big, Everything is Possible with God!!