August 17th -- Anchors Away! (Potluck)

So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of His purpose,   He guaranteed it with an oath, 18 so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. 19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, 20 where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 6:17-20

Hello Friends!

Summer's nearly over ---- nooooooooooo!
Sorry, just had to get that out of my system. Hope you are having a wonderful week.

FNF this Friday will hosted by Rose & Alesis!

We will have a "Back-to-School/ Lunchbox" themed potluck & need everyone's help.
Please sign up (in the chatbox) to bring one or two of the following:
Bread (flatbread/pita/Wonder)
Fake/real sandwich "meat"
Chips (Doritos, pita chips, etc)
Hummus or other dips/spreads
Sliced veggies (carrots, bell peppers, celery, etc)
Finger fruits (grapes, blueberries, cherry tomatoes, etc)
Capri Sun or Hi-C box drinks :)
Little Debbie snack cakes

We will start around 6:30pm with dinner and will have a study at 7:30 led by first-timer Marcus!  Yay!  He's been fine-tuning it since Saturday so it should be wonderful.

Please come, bring something for our "lunchbox" spread and bring a friend!


This inspirational "nugget" once again comes from the "Jesus Calling" app. Yes, it does read a bit new age-y but .. the message is good, yez?

Come to Me continually. I am meant to be the Center of your consciousness, the Anchor of your soul. Your mind will wander from Me, but the question is how far you allow it to wander. An anchor on a short rope lets a boat drift only slightly before the taut line tugs the boat back toward the center. Similarly, as you drift away from Me, My Spirit within you gives a tug, prompting you to re...
turn to Me. As you become increasingly attuned to My Presence, the length of rope on your soul’s Anchor is shortened. You wander only a short distance before feeling that inner tug—telling you to return to your true Center in Me.

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.
—Hebrews 6:19

And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.
—1 John 2:28

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’”
—Matthew 22:37 -
"God means for our souls to be anchored to heaven. He does not want us to bob and drift on the sea of opinion, culture, trend and passion. He wants us to know our position on the coast and be safe from dashing on the rocks. So he has given us an "anchor of the soul" (Hebrews 6:19). It is "sure and steadfast." John Piper, A Godward Life