Miles from the nearest road, all I wanted was to go home.
I had put back many miles but I had lost my companions— laid low in sickness. I wanted to quit two days ago after hunkering several hours from the rain and fearsome thunder.
Now alone, 15 days into my 2011 attempt on the John Muir Trail, off-trail, I had hoped to climb a side peak but now I wasn’t so sure. All I ever knew for years was quitting. I quit karate, sports, Boy Scouts, and it looked like today was no different.
But then God spoke up and reminded me of a lesson that was years in the making, and ultimately would require my whole life to practice.
God had been teaching me the importance of walking on, and three principles that would help me grow into a better man of God.
This year the men of The Sanctuary are learning to pursue God’s answer to the question “What does it mean to be a man?”
Men, join us Friday April 8th at 7pm. We’ll gather, I’ll share how God has taught, and is still teaching me how to Walk On.
We’ll get some time to process together, worship, pray, and enjoy dinner together.
Oh… and by the way, that dinner: Chicken Tacos for donations to benefit Project SCV. Make sure that you arrive at 6pm, ahead of time, for tacos.
I'm excited to share what I've learned. I’ll see you there.
- Joseph Gregory
Thank you for the prayers, texts, phone calls and financial gifts. We have felt your love and commitment.
There is so much that has taken place over the last couple of months since leaving The Sanctuary that it’s tough to know where to begin.
For years my understanding of Sabbath was to sit at home, no work, no fun, read and pray all day...so of course, I told myself, “I can’t do that!” …who could?!
I enjoy going on a stroll in our neighborhood, especially during the morning hours in springtime. It’s peaceful and the outside air so refreshing. I’ve read in different fitness articles to “walk like you’re in a hurry” in order to...
I LOVE dessert, I especially love ice cream. It started when I was a kid and my parents started rewarding us for a good report card, or a high grade on a difficult test, or to celebrate milestones in our lives.
All it takes is water! Water makes growth happen and the green hillsides taking shape all over our valley are pure evidence of that.
Have you been to “THAT” bakery and tasted their brownies? Don’t get me wrong there are all kinds of breads and pastries, cookies, croissants, pies, and cakes out there… but brownies, this is what the public really wants!
The Santa Clarita Valley is part of an Arbor Day Foundation movement called Tree City USA, and I’m glad!
Do you remember what you were doing four to five years ago? In 2012 what were you considering and contending for? What was consuming you?
Recently, I was reading the scheduled Growth Journal verses in my Bible. It was the account of God telling Noah to build the ark in Genesis 6.
We were driving along the 5 Freeway on a rainy Tuesday when Bob remarked, “She won’t know who you are. Sometimes she doesn’t recognize her own children. She has moments when she is quiet and times when she’s more talkative. It all depends.”