February 2020 Newsletter
February 1, 2020, 8:00 AM

Grace and peace to y’all! We are one month into 2020 and things are busy! Annual reports. Parochial reports. Newsletters. Meetings. Confirmation. Visiting. You name it – it has been going on. It has been busy this beginning of a new year, but it is the kind of busy that makes you feel full and content. I hope and pray that the beginning of your 2020 is content as well. If it’s not, know always that God is with you through it. Lean into God’s love, lean into the support of your community of faith.

As most of y’all know, I’m a bit of a geek; a nerd; an aficionado of the nerdy realm. I play video games. I watch movies and tv shows. I read books. I love anything that is science fiction, fantasy, comic book, cartoon, superhero, or more.

I can find enjoyment in almost any genre that I indulge in.

I love imagination. I love being surprised. I love ‘bigger-than-life’ stories and heroes. I love it all.

For the last couple years, I’ve been humbled to lead discussion about nerdy and faith related things as a part of our Nerd Word faith study group. We’ve talked about Star Wars, Marvel movies, Mary Poppins, Inside Out, and so much more. I look forward to the numerous conversations we’ll get to have in the future.

Nerd Word brings folks from different parts of life in our community (once even as far way as Colorado!) and we talk about the things we love and how God just might be present within that work. We discuss what the Spirit might be trying to show us about life and faith within these fantastical worlds and ideas. The conversations are full of faith, laughter, and deep thought. It really is a lot of fun.

We can find God in so many different places. Even in the places where others might be taken aback by it. It lines up right with what our Lord Jesus did within his earthly ministry. He was always finding and showing and sharing where God was at work in the world especially in the places that people didn’t expect.

Our next Nerd Word is on February 6 at 7pm at Genesis Coffee in downtown Newberry. Any and all are invited as we get to discuss The Rise of Skywalker. It should be a great time filled with wonderful conversation.

What I hope for you to see this month and throughout your life is that God is indeed present and at work everywhere. God tends to show up in the places we least expect. In those moments we can learn so much about who God is for us and what God might be leading us towards.

As always, follow God and have fun doing it. Because if it isn’t fun, it makes it really difficult to actually be a part of it!

I love y’all. And I mean it!

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