Last weekend I watched, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” a biographical drama about the life of Fred Rogers. One of my take away questions that I had for myself is: Am I genuine? I have all these beliefs and ideas, goals and dreams, that I think are positive and worthwhile, but they mean nothing if I am not a genuine person. There was a part of the movie where he talked about giving something his whole attention, when he was having a conversation with someone, he was not moved by time or activity around him. He was fully present. In this world of multitasking, having many tabs open at a time, literally and figuratively, we are not encouraged to give something or someone our whole attention. I really think that if we want to lead people to a life with Christ, we need to be more genuine. When they need help, through moments that we do not understand and are really ugly, we need to be there. When we live our lives, they need to reflect what we believe, not just profess it. I know I am guilty of not always giving people my full attention when having a conversation and that is something I need to work on. I can either be discouraged by all the things I need to work on or take everything one step at a time. Setting a realistic goal and then working toward it. So thankful that I can take things to God in prayer, where His wisdom trumps mine everyday.
Nursery/Mini Church Ages 0-5 - Day 1
Kid’s Church Ages 6-11 - Day 4
Pre Teen 12+ - Day 2