Devotion 08/03/14


Our Devotion, “Not Always Busy Bees” comes from Nichole Parks, a professional writing major at Taylor University and freelance writer for WBCL Radio, The Echo, and Church Libraries.
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A little known fact of nature is that honey bees sleep. After foraging, then working many hours at cleaning, then feeding the baby bees, taking care of the queen bee, collecting the nectar, packing away the nectar, fanning, repairing the hive, and guarding the hive, bees finally take time to sleep. They sleep in shifts. Some doze inside the hive. Others nap outside on pretty flowers.
Time and time again you’ll hear people mention the “busy bee” or you’ll hear a business executive use the worker bee as an example of diligence. The era we live in glorifies workaholism. If you’re calendar isn’t full and you’re eyes don’t have bags under them, you’re labeled as lazy.
Let me remind you of something: even God rested. When He created the world, he set aside a special day just for rest. Jesus had only thirty-three years of walking the earth, yet he napped in the bottom of boats and he meditated in the mountains!
If you’re weary, if you’re heavy-laden, don’t you think it’s time for a rest? Why not go back to making Sunday your Sabbath?

Devotion 08/03/14

Our Devotion, “Not Always Busy Bees” comes from Nichole Parks, a professional writing major at Taylor University and freelance writer for WBCL Radio, The Echo, and Church Libraries.
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A little known fact of nature is that honey bees sleep. After foraging, then working many hours at cleaning, then feeding the baby bees, taking care of the queen bee, collecting the nectar, packing away the nectar, fanning, repairing the hive, and guarding the hive, bees finally take time to sleep. They sleep in shifts. Some doze inside the hive. Others nap outside on pretty flowers.
Time and time again you’ll hear people mention the “busy bee” or you’ll hear a business executive use the worker bee as an example of diligence. The era we live in glorifies workaholism. If you’re calendar isn’t full and you’re eyes don’t have bags under them, you’re labeled as lazy.
Let me remind you of something: even God rested. When He created the world, he set aside a special day just for rest. Jesus had only thirty-three years of walking the earth, yet he napped in the bottom of boats and he meditated in the mountains!
If you’re weary, if you’re heavy-laden, don’t you think it’s time for a rest? Why not go back to making Sunday your Sabbath?

Local Church Directory

Aboite Area Churches - send us a name and a short description / overview of your church and have it posted here. Also include a web address if available.
Email: info@aboiteindependent.com

Aboite Missionary Church
7222 West Jefferson Blvd. Services begin at 10:00 a.m. Please call 432-1111 if you have any questions.

(The) Chapel
 (www.thechapel.net)
2505 West Hamilton Road (corner of West Hamilton and Aboite Roads). Service times are: 8:30, 9:45 and 11:00 am.

Dunfee Missionary Church (www.dunfeemc.org)
Located on West County Line Road north of Rte. 14. The purpose of Dunfee Missionary Church is to glorify God by leading people to salvation in Christ alone; Worshiping God;Instructing seekers in the Word of God; Serving others; and Evangelizing our world.
Find out more information at their website.

Sonrise Church (www.sonriseumc.org)
10125 W. Illinois Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804.
Phone: 260-431-4673  Fax: 260-431-4678.
Email: info@sonriseumc.org

Southwest Lutheran Church (www.southwestlutheran.org)
A Caring Community Connecting the World to the Living Christ.
Services held Sunday’s at 9:30 at Summit Middle School at Homestead and Aboite Center. Childcare provided. See more information at their website.

Trinity Episcopal Church (www.trinityfw.org)
611 West Berry Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802.
Phone: 260-423-1693
See us on the web at trinityfw.org

Summit Equestrian Center

Location: 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne

Come by for a behind-the-scenes tour and learn more about who can benefit and how YOU can get involved! We offer NARHA Therapeutic riding lessons including programs for veterans and special-needs children. Horseback riding lessons, equine assisted learning, and full care horse boarding. Contact: www.SummitEquestrian.org at (260) 619-2700 or Allison at akwheaton@hotmail.com (260) 668-0266.

Great Day

Few things in life are free. Almost everything comes with a price. In fact, there’s a common saying; “You get what you pay for.” Sometimes we discover we don’t even begin to get our money’s-worth. On the other hand, the credit card people tell us some things are “priceless”. Topping that list should be our relationship with God, who gives us all we have, and sacrificed His Son to pay for our sins. The apostle Paul reminds us; “It is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.

A recommended song to go with this message is “Hey,Hey” by The Elms.