Hey Mosaic Friends-
Memorial Day Weekend is coming up fast which means summer is almost here! Every Sunday, our team at Mosaic works hard to create an unforgettable experience where you can worship God, grow in your faith, and experience community with others! We don't take any Sunday for granted-including the summer- and we hope what you experience each Sunday morning adds value to your busy lives!
That being said, we understand that summer is a time when many of us travel or spend time on the lake or at our cabins. My desire is that you would never feel guilty for missing some Sunday services. Even as the pastor of Mosaic, I'm going to miss a few Sundays this summer visiting family in Colorado and I plan on enjoying that time guilt free! Have fun this summer! Play with your kids at the lake! Travel! Just know that Mosaic will be here when you get back. You will ALWAYS be welcome- ever if it's been weeks since we've seen you! So even if it's been a few weeks since you've been at Mosaic, we'd love to see you again- no guilt please.
However, there are some things you can do to stay connected to Mosaic while enjoying the beautiful Minnesota summer months:
This past Sunday, I preached on the story of Jacob wrestling with God (Genesis 32). The truth is, I think most of us are wrestling with SOMETHING in our lives right now. Maybe it's a job change. Maybe it's relational strife. Maybe it's just wrestling with the best way to raise our kids. If you missed my sermon, you can listen to the recording here: SERMON PODCAST
Maybe something you are wrestling with is depression or anxiety. I came across this great blog post this week from Newspring Church. The blog post is titled: "If its OK to not be OK, why do I feel so guilty and depressed?" Maybe this will resonate with where you are at right now:
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As a woman who wrestled with depression and went through three counselors in two years, this article is what I wish someone had told me about getting help and why I don’t need to feel guilty about it.
“Maybe you should call your doctor about some medication.”
“You think?” I said as I stared out the window.
“I do. I’ve been through this before and experienced these things. I think you should call your doctor about getting on some medication.”
That conversation was the start of my two-year battle. The depression was something that I didn’t see coming and seemed so strange to me. It was like watching one of those commercials with a person sitting in the bathrobe on the couch, staring into space. I didn’t eat or sleep; I was just a shell of a person. Chores around the house fell by the wayside as I struggled to make it through each day.
To top it all off, I felt guilty.
Why did I feel this way? Shouldn’t I have been thankful? I have a great husband and two healthy, beautiful children. Then why did I feel so numb? The guilt sat heavy. I prayed for God to take it away, or to take me.
See the rest of the article here: Why Do I Feel So Guilty?
Thanks friends! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!