Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Spencerville Church
In the May/June 2023 feature, four families describe what it’s like to raise children in less-than-ideal circumstances, how to fight against passive parenting, and what parents can do to help their kids define their faith.
This is one of my favorite verses in the Bible because of the comfort it has brought me. In my life, I have struggled with mental health issues. These struggles can vary from mild anxiety and discomfort to full-on breakdowns and fearing for what the future holds.
This verse reminds me that the members of the Godhead are united in their love for me and their desire to save me.
It wasn’t until I surrendered all my broken pieces to Jesus, that God told me: “You are my workmanship, created in my image for good works, which I prepared for you beforehand that you should walk in them.”
I have committed many mistakes in my life due to me moving ahead of the Lord. In fact, to me it seems like He is the one sometimes slowing me down. Oh, but if I, at times, would have just waited for God’s leading, how things would have turned out differently.
I remember the moment I got the call:
“No, no, noooo he didn’t!” I screamed. He couldn’t have, I thought, as my body went numb and my mind spun in disbelief. I tried again to digest the emergency responder’s words: “I’m sorry, ma’am. I have some bad news for you. Your husband has died.”
Marie Schaub, a member of Chesapeake Conference’s Spencerville church in Silver Spring, Md., was recently recognized for her work in domestic violence education.
On April 19, a day blessed by sunshine and bright skies, the members of Chesapeake Conference’s Spencerville church in Silver Spring, Md., met on property purchased six years earlier to break ground for a new PK-12 facility.
Celebrating religious freedom is not something that often comes to the minds of those who have never been without it, but for Chesapeake Conference’s Spencerville church, having religious freedom deserves a celebration.