Amy Wagner is manager of the Silver City Gospel Mission, which has as its mission: Feeding the hungry, clothing the cold and giving hope to Silver City's hopeless.
Spring cleaning is exciting to those who seek a fresh start to a new season. However, many folks dread it, because of the enormity of the projects, time, and effort it takes to complete. Whatever their outlook on spring cleaning, most people agree it’s a wonderful feeling when we can enjoy our finished work and sense of accomplishment.
Perhaps just like your home, it’s been a long winter season for you spiritually. Maybe it’s time for spiritual spring cleaning so that you can be more prepared and used by God for His kingdom work. So, pull up your sleeves and get to work with the following checklist!
Dust off your Bible
Last week while listening to internet radio, an old standard came on and I began to sing along:
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus going on before.
Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
Forward into battle see His banners go!
New Year’s Resolutions
For Christians, if God is central to a New Year’s resolution, it has a better chance for success. God gave human beings free will, and He never oversteps that freedom to make choices. God’s Word certainly has made clear which choices are better than others, but God never forces His people to comply.
Choosing to do the will of God is always a right choice and, of course, has God’s endorsement. God’s favor and blessings should be incentive enough to pursue Godly goals. God’s Word is filled with what is right and good, therefore reading and learning the Bible is a good place to start and stay.
ecember 2017 Daily Calendar
MISSION CALENDAR | DECEMBER 2017
PLEASE NOTE: The newsletter is obviously still a work in progress, thank you all for your patience while we get up to speed. The daily calendar reprinted below details the holiday schedule, which differs in some details from the Mission’s normal hours. The January schedule will return to the familiar summary format.
Wednesday Dec. 20
8:30 – 10:00am Soup Kitchen Open for Breakfast
8:30am Morning Market
8:30am – 1:30pm Thrift Store and Food Pantry Open
9:00 – 10:00am Bible Study Class
12:00 – 1:00pm Soup Kitchen Open for Lunch
5:00pm – 7:30am Cold Weather Men’s Shelter/Dinner