It’s that time of year… time for vacations and trips to the beach. I love the ocean and walking the beach collecting seashells. As I have grown in my walk with Christ, the seashell has become an important symbol in my life because it is the symbol of baptism. In our baptism, we are marked as God’s child and given the Holy Spirit, who is our Helper, our Guide, our own personal life Coach. Through the water of baptism, we become part of God’s family, the Church, we are part of something greater than ourselves. In order for God’s Church to grow and thrive, God gives each person at least one spiritual gift, not for personal gain but for the benefit of the church. What is your gift? Why has God brought you here to Trinity “for such a time as this”? (See the story of Esther)

Read more...