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The Last day of the month

Hello from my Dining Room,

I hope that this little message finds you sane, HAHA! Today is the last day of March, and who would have thought it would end so crazy. The good news is we only have 30 more days of social distancing.

I know I have felt challenged by God to help each of us experiencing His presence in our homes. I know that is not always easy, but I want to remind you that God has never left you, and he is with you wherever you are. So why not begin to acknowledge His presence with you today!

In Genesis 28 it tells us that Jacob awakens from a dream and responds to God's presence this way; "Surely the Lord is in this place, and I wasn't even aware of it!" Once we become aware of His presence, it changes how we see everything. Jesus said it like this, "Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God." I believe there is nothing as important as living aware of God's presence in our lives.  Because in His presence, we find love, peace, joy, and the list goes on and on. 

On Sunday, we talked about being distracted and what it looks like to live undistracted. I wanted to follow-up with some great resources for those who are interested in learning more.  

Here are a few resources:
First, I highly recommend you watch a few videos:
  1. John Mark Comer series on Hurry and Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. (https://bridgetown.church/series/unhurrying-with-a-rule-of-life/)
  2. Clay Scroggins teaching on distraction. (https://youtu.be/lC4V-R_Iumg)
Second, if you are a reader, I recommend you pick up these books:
  1. The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NCJB86S/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0)
  2. How to Lead in a World of Distraction: Four Simple Habits for Turning Down the Noise (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KDZZR24/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i1)
  3. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: It's Impossible to Be Spiritually Mature While Remaining Emotionally Immature (https://www.amazon.com/Emotionally-Healthy-Spirituality-Impossible-Spiritually-ebook/dp/B01HAKH3IE/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3UTG9RBX27DRF&keywords=emotionally+healthy+spirituality+by+peter+scazzero&qid=1585681868&s=digital-text&sprefix=Emotional,digital-text,180&sr=1-1)

I hope you find these resources helpful, and during this season, you can find a new level of freedom, because "where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 

The last thing, as we are heading into our third week of online services, we are still trying to work out a few issues, but I hope we got them fixed.  Could you do us a favor join in on the discussion through our chat features or by texting us at 517-917-0415? Second, in our last two weeks, our offerings have not been even close to normal.  Here is the thing we still have, payroll to meet, commitments to missionaries and payments to companies during this time. So we have made it easy for you to give.

Here are three ways to give at NewLife; the list is in preferred order during our online services.  

1. Give online or through our app. It is simple; follow the instructions.  If you could do us a favor and set up an ACH (You will need to set up your Bank Account in the app.), the fees are less then the stamp it will cost you to mail your check to us.(www.newlifemi.com/give or Open the app and click on give) 

2. Text any amount to 84321 and follow the instructions. 

Also, we don't have to make trips to the bank.

3. Mail a check to our church mailing address, which is 2329 Woodridge Dr. Adrian, MI. 49221.

The last thing, we would like to encourage you to head over to newlifemi.com/care if you need prayer or need help in any other way because we are F M L Y!

Living Aware & Loving Well,

CJ Clymer
Lead Pastor 

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