I love the mornings! I vaguely remember a time when I used to try and sleep in whenever I could, but those days are long gone… I need to be awake to take care of the baby, get a run in, and just enjoy the beautiful Las Vegas weather. (Ok, so it’s still 80 degrees most mornings, but this feels amazing after a summer in Vegas!) The mornings are my time to reset. It’s easy to appreciate the beauty of the world as the sun starts to shine on the mountains. I love it. It’s also a wonderful time to connect with other people. I usually run down to the Pittman wash trail, and I see a number of the same people out there every day. After a while, I have gotten to know some of those people. We smile, say hello, and sometimes we have gotten into really neat conversations. I didn’t know any of these people before, but it’s wonderful to enjoy the beauty of creation with them…
We are starting a new sermon series this week, and we are taking a look at what it means to be Called. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you are going through, we are all called and claimed by Christ. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been given a label by the world… You are valuable. Personally, I love taking time in the morning to center myself and find place in the world. I hope this week you would all find a time to truly believe you are all beloved children of God.