Mid-Week Inspiration: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
One of the most important life skills is learning how to end well. This is because, while painful, endings are necessary and important steps toward a good life. It's better to end well than to end badly, whether we're discussing a relationship or a career path.
Sometimes things don’t turn out according to the plan. It all speaks to the beautiful messiness of reality.
The Bible describes God’s mercy as new every morning. God’s mercy is never old, tired, or used up. It is always fresh, new, and ready for us to experience whenever we need it.
God doesn't get bored of helping us grow into better versions of ourselves daily. So, what have you been holding on to that you need to end, and where do you need a fresh start?
Endings don’t have to be failures. An ending is just an opportunity for a new beginning.
(Music performed by the Modern Worship Team of Gainesville First United Methodist Church, Gainesville, Georgia)
It starts this Sunday
Maybe your Grandma said it? Maybe you heard it, and it made you feel better.
Maybe you just assumed it was true!
We all know a few famous spiritual sayings that fit nicely on stickers and magnets. These sayings seem to come from the Bible, giving them the weight of scripture without actually being in God’s Word.
Join us in worship beginning Sunday, January 22, at Gainesville First United Methodist Church as we look at some popular spiritual statements and explore the genuine insight and wisdom in the Bible.
Invite a friend.
Sunday, February 5 / 12 pm / Connect Cafe
Gainesville First believes God is intentionally inviting us to build bridges to college students in the Gainesville area. But what does this look like? That's what we want to discern and discover together through praying and walking college communities in the Gainesville area, beginning with Brenau College and University. Learn more about Prayer Walking and what it means to be a part of the Prayer Walking team by coming to the Prayer Walking Interest Meeting on Sunday, February 5th, at 12 pm in Connect Cafe. For more information, email Ginnie Highsmith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Clear (author of Atomic Habits) shared this in an email.
Charles Hayward, a cabinet maker and editor of The Woodworkermagazine, offers some advice on how to succeed in woodworking (and in life):
"One thing is certain: that, even though the craft is a lifetime's study, the application of a few simple principles will assuredly bring success in woodworking. In the first place, never start a job until you know precisely how you are going to do it. Pass its construction step by step through your mind, so that you may hit upon the snags and mentally smooth them out.
Don't work hurriedly. Your very keenness may prompt you to rush, but to do so is fatal. Curb your desire to see the thing finished, and always concentrate intently upon the particular bit of the job you have in hand.
In all you do be accurate. No measurement, no cut, no squaring, should be "near enough." It must be right. For often one inaccuracy becomes the seed of others, and reproduces trouble as the work proceeds.
Finally, don't worry about an honest mistake. Ponder the reason for it and so learn from it. Progress at your own speed from simple job to something more difficult, but never force the pace. At the same time, be just as ambitious as your previous work warrants."
Source: The Woodworker
Never start a job/project until you know precisely how you will do it. Work it out in your head before you work it out on paper and in real life.
Don’t work hurriedly. One step at a time.
Honest mistakes are part of the learning process.
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