reading reflection | June 27

When was the last time someone encouraged you? Really gave you some love when you needed it, not just a complement, but encouragement? For me, it was just a few days ago. A good friend came to town and he oozes Jesus in a way that I feel few do. The man lives and breathes encouragement and love, and it got me wondering…

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Cole Beshore
New Testament Reading Reflection Week 20

14 Do everything without complaining and arguing, 15 so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people. 16 Hold firmly to the word of life

Philippians 2:14-16a

I feel like complaining. Often. I remember my mom saying something like “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” But complaining isn’t nice OR mean, its just how I feel about something thats being really dumb! 

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Cole Beshore
NEw testament Reading Reflection Week 19

Last week, I was working fervently on a project that needed to be done ASAP. I feel for most of us, this is a common occurrence with our jobs. To have something land on our desk instead of someone else’s, that is now our priority to deal with. It’s ok, it happens. As the project was beginning to extend out into the late night, I received an email that we would be postponing the deadline, and that rest (which I really needed) was now what needed to be done ASAP.

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Cole Beshore
Reading Reflection: May 28 - June 1

When I was in high school,  the youth pastor at my church was one of my church heroes. He was able to teach, lead worship, be funny, be serious, be relational, and be FUN. One of the things that really surprised me though was when our church was going through a series in Romans, and he wrote a song which became our theme song of sorts for the series. It was the words from Paul in Romans 12:1-2, with a melody that had been created to really push us to hear scripture in a new way. I still hum it on days when the silence is deafening. 

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Cole Beshore