Finally, a psychologist offered a solution. After the children were put to bed, they each received a slice of bread. If they wanted more to eat, they could have it, but this particular slice was not to be eaten — it was just to hold.
The slice of bread produced marvelous results.
The child would go to sleep, subconsciously feeling there was something to eat tomorrow.
That calmed the child.
In Psalm 23 David says, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Instinctively,
the sheep knows the shepherd has made plans for its grazing. He knows the shepherd has made ample provision, so he will lie down in peace, with the piece of bread in his hand.
I don't know if it is this way for you, but for me, in this bizarre season of life in which we find ourselves, I often find myself feeling restless and impatient. I have never doubted God's presence and purpose in the midst of COVID-19. His perfect love casts out fear, as His Word promises. However, the uncertainty and unpredictability of this event often leave a gap that
is disconcerting. The advice and information of the “experts” change almost daily and do little to fill that gap.
This has indeed been a lesson in trust and obedience. Since any completion or resolution does not seem to be in our immediate future, and the reality of this illness hits closer and closer to home each day, we must learn to go to sleep with that spiritual piece of bread in our hand. Knowing that “my God shall supply all my need according to His riches in glory” is enough to fill any gap that we might experience.
The testimony of God's people during this time is going to be an important historical component of it. That we stayed true to our faith in God's providence is what will need to be remembered, rather than our falling prey to political manipulation, or contributing to attitudes of fear, bitterness and discontentment.
Let us pray that God will help us to stay committed to our relationship with Him and our mission of spreading the good news of Jesus. And may God be glorified by that testimony!
Thank you so much for the gift card to Seibenthaler’s, the plant and fruit boquet. I am enjoying them. It has been a pleasure to serve as director of SpinKemp Preschool for 20 years. Thank you so much for the opportunity. I will miss the children but am looking forward to the next phase of life. Love, Mia Lynch
Thank you so much for the nice get together! It was great to visit with everyone! Thank you so much for the gift basket and for the gift card! Your kindness and thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated! Love, Nancy Bange
SpinKemp Preschool teacher for 17 years
Thank you, Awana Clubbers for a wonderful 2019-20 club year! The early ending of our year together wasn’t cool, but we’re grateful for the time & memories we spent with you! We’re planning to start the 2020-21 club year on Wednesday, October 7, at 6:05 pm. Clubs will be offered in person, Virtual and Hybrid (A mix of both). Due to the Pandemic, Club will look a bit different this year, but we will still be learning, interacting, and having much fun! Last year’s families please watch your inbox for more information and supplemental details for start-up online registration for clubbers and leaders/volunteers is open at www.spinningroadbaptist.org.
Please join us in prayer for all involved with this upcoming club year. Thank-you for your continued support in this ministry!
Help us teach, reach, and lead them, because kids matter to God.
Cool with Christ
To the members of Spinning Road Baptist Church,
I just want to say thank you for your thoughts and prayers through this challenging time. Covid -19 has defeated my soul mentally and physically, but happy to say I am feeling better and gaining more strength each and every day and could not have done it without all of your prayers an support!
Thank you again, Tiffany Finch
Phillip and Rebecca Wei have recently moved to Washington D C to begin ministry with two different parts of Cru.
The first is Epic, a ministry focused on reaching Asian-American Americans many of whom grew up in church but drifted away as they attended college. Our hope is use our expertise from working
with international students to reach this unique group of people.
The second is Design, a ministry for South-Asian Americans. Design is very new, and only has around 14 staff across the U S. Rebecca will be able to use her experience in South Asia to help develop a movement at the University of Maryland. Philip will also be researching working with refugees. “All of these groups are under reached and we are excited to see how god will use us.
Dear Spinning Road Baptist Church,
I wanted to take the time to personally thank you for your contribution to
our “Day of Giving Back”. Because of your generosity we were able to provide over 1,000 bookbags to our families in Mad River Local Schools.
I cannot express enough the gratitude that my staff,
our community, our students, and I have for your church.
You have made a difference in the life of a child and allowed them to begin the school year in a positive way as they step into the hallways of our eight school buildings.
We are truly blessed to have such great partners.
Chad Wyen, Superintendent
Mad River Local Schools
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