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Greetings Dear Friends,

As I pause to write you a few lines this morning I have just finished my Bible reading. I’m still in Genesis- reading about the story of Joseph. Honestly, this is so exciting it has me on the edge of my seat (and I know how the story turns out!)

As I was reading how God brought Joseph literally from a prison to the palace. Only God could do something so miraculous. God’s timing was amazing, and even though likely there were times when Joseph may have wondered if the Lord had forgotten him, that was never the case.

Hey friend, God knows where you and I are at too, and He has not forgotten us either. As I was reading these chapters (and doing some catch up too) I felt like I just wanted to share something about what I was reading. Then I had an idea (that can be dangerous). Wouldn’t it be great, I thought, if all the people reading through the Bible this year had a place where they could post insights and highlights for others to read? So I did some checking with our amazing staff and with their help they are going to set up a TFBC Bible reading page on Facebook where folks can post what God is showing them through their reading. Think of it, it will help keep us connected, accountable, and will allow us to learn from each other.

I know that not everybody is on Facebook, but for those who are it could be a real encouragement. If you’re not on Facebook, then maybe talk with a friend who is reading through the Bible to share insights. Sandy and I have been doing that with each other every few days. Point is- we learn more when we learn together. I’m excited about the days to come and what God is going to show us as we open His word together.

In closing, there are lots of dates and events, but I would especially encourage you to mark February 13th @ 6:30 pm for a special church wide Valentine Banquet provided by our Youth Department. They will be cooking and doing a program for us. It will be so much fun, please don’t miss it. Donations will be accepted to help with youth activities later this year, particularly their missions trip to New Orleans, LA in June.

Have a blessed month! Pastor Mike

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