Sabbath Services

Greetings,

Please note that there will NOT be any Sabbath Services at the IBEW Hall in Springfield, MO on January 13th due to a Conference in Springdale, Arkansas.

We will see everyone on the following Sabbath.

Dave

Miss the Mark

May 19, 2017
by Brian G. Bettes

I went to my daughter’s school awards ceremony a couple of days ago. I was struck by the fact that there was a “B” honor roll, and that there was an honor roll for each semester. Are we really telling kids that they can do less than stellar work for only part of the year and still be on the honor roll? In my school growing up, if you didn’t maintain a straight “A” report card all year long, you didn’t make the honor roll. When did we start telling our children that all they have to do is be slightly above average, and they get honored for that? Continue reading

Love Yourself to Love Others Better

by Brandy Webb

Love Yourself to Love Others

I know some people, me included, that struggle with truly loving themselves. I am not meaning that we hate ourselves. We just struggle with loving ourselves by liking who we are instead of wishing to be something else. Some of us also struggle with loving ourselves by not forgiving ourselves when we make mistakes. Instead we rehash the mistakes over and over, wishing we could go back in time and have a “do-over.” There are also some of us that struggle with loving ourselves because we are afraid that we will end up becoming prideful and start having the worldly self-love of caring about themselves more than we care about anyone else or esteeming oneself above others. Continue reading

Unlearning the World

by Brian G. Bettes

I have often heard it said that the most difficult thing about learning something new is unlearning what we already know in the first place. The willingness to jettison long-held ideas and beliefs, even when confronted with clear evidence to the contrary, is indeed difficult. Why is that? Continue reading

Stand Tall

by Brandy Webb

I know that I have said this many times before, but I will say it again, life is hard sometimes. Maybe hard doesn’t have the punch it should, but I am a Christian blogger, so I will stay with the word “hard.” I don’t know anyone who hasn’t gone through at least one tragedy. In fact many people close to me are going through some type of trial. Some of the trials, on a scale of one to ten, maybe are only at a four, but I have people close to me that are going through trials that are beyond ten, in my opinion. Continue reading

Made to be Loved and to Love

 

May 5, 2017
By Brian G. Bettes

In Genesis 1:26-27, we are told that we have been created in the image of God, and according to His likeness. In order to understand this more fully, let’s explore a couple of things. Continue reading

Sabbath Services

Hello All,

Please note on December 30th, 2017 we will be moving Services up to 10:00 AM because the Hall will be needed by 1:00 PM. If anything changes I will let you all know.

David