Thankfulness, Priorities, & Procrastination

With Thanksgiving upon us and Christmas quickly approaching, there is no doubt that we will begin thinking of the New Year. You will find three short books at the Connect Table that should be an encouragement to you during this busy season of life. All three books are gospel-centered and simply practical. The books will be available in a 3-pack bundle for a suggested donation of $10. We have 5 bundles available, so if you are interested, email Patrick at to reserve your bundle today.

Thankfulness: Even When It Hurts


Is God asking too much when he calls us to be thankful even in the midst of trials?

Sue Lutz helps us see that being thankful doe not mean ignoring painful realities. It means bringing our trials to a God who loves us and sent his Son to be our Savior.

What results from a thankful heart?

·  A stronger relationship with God
·  Protection from life's spiritual hazards
·  Intimate connection and communication with the Heavenly Father

Lutz explains how believers in Christ have a reason to be thankful that they never had before: Jesus removes the barrier of sin and brings them into a relationship with God.

Procrastination: First Steps to Change


"I've been procrastinating most of my life. If a task is even remotely unpleasant, my tendency is to put it off. It's not that I'm lazy; I'm actually very busy. I just wait as long as possible to do the really hard stuff."

This is how author Walter Henegar describes his life. Does it sound like your experience? If so, this booklet will help you see procrastination from God's point of view, and show you how to change.

Henegar recognizes that even though procrastination is acceptable in our culture, it is a deeply rooted sinful pattern in our lives. Only by God's goodness and grace can our hearts be changed.

Do you procrastinate? Do you doubt that you can change? Ask God to change you, and trust that he is able to do it.

Priorities: Mastering Time Management

Do you wish for more hours in the day? A shorter “to do” list? Control in the midst of chaos?

With insight and clarity, James C. Petty helps bring focus into frazzled lives. Using the “Assessing My Priorities” worksheet, he walks us through the process of organizing time under the categories of God, the people of God, and God's work in the world.

With sound biblical advice and practical application, this booklet demonstrates ways in which we can reduce unnecessary stress, identify true priorities, and begin to get our overbooked schedules under control.