Posts from August 2018

Posts from August 2018

Passing Out Relief

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.  Ephesians 4:32 One big, hot ride I rode one hundred miles Saturday in one of the largest cycling events in Texas. The ride in Wichita Falls attracted thirteen thousand riders. That’s a bunch of people! Volunteers staff rest stops along the course, providing snacks, fluids, and medical care if needed. Volunteers at one stop deep into the ride offered towels soaked in icy…

#Buildup

Did you accept Sunday’s challenge to speak, text, or tweet only those thoughts and opinions that encourage, edify, and build up others? Did you commit to refrain from posts, emails, and conversations that discourage, belittle, or tear down others? Read these words Gentle words bring life and health; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.  Proverbs 15:4 Kind words are like honey–sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.  Proverbs 16:24 Words Have Power Our words, both spoken and written,…

The Journey to Becoming a Leader

By Montana O’Banion Ephesians 4:11-16 calls Christians to teach and equip students to build up his kingdom while speaking truth in love. The Alsbury youth ministry has always exemplified this for me. Planting a Seed and Watching It Grow Coming into the youth around the 7th grade, Brian Jennings broke down all the stereotypes I had about Christianity and planted a seed in my heart for a relationship with Christ. This seed continued to grow and during a STORM weekend…

“LAB Was So Fun Today”

by Ashley Gutkowski Meaningful for the Whole Family We began attending Alsbury Baptist Church when our oldest child, Ava, was only 2 years old. She has literally grown up in the children’s program. From the first day we dropped her off in the nursery to today, as we drop her off in Lab, we have been incredibly blessed by those serving in the children’s ministry. Our 5 year old son, Landon, loves the Bible story and worship time led by…

Free to Be Himself

by Matt and Shari Gibson What We’ve Been Searching For… When our family first moved to Texas seven years ago we struggled to find a church home that was a good fit for our whole family. We bounced from church to church and were often told that our son with special needs was a distraction to others. This was heartbreaking. When a family friend recommended the VBS program at Alsbury Baptist we were reluctant to try it based on previous…