Meditation

Uh oh, there I had an interesting conversation today. A Hindu friend asked if I meditate. We have talked about various “religious” things before. For instance, she’s very impressed that I read my holy scriptures and even meet with others to study them. She doesn’t do that, though she has always been meaning to. When she asked if I meditate, a few red flags were raised. The first flag is the topic of Christian meditation: do I even know what that means? Another flag is the difference between Christian meditation and eastern meditation. I thank the Holy Spirit for navigating me through the conversation: both flags were addressed. When I meditate, I consider God, who He is, His nature and being, what He has done in the world, what He has done in my life, what He has done in the lives of those around me, His works past, present and even future, what God prefers and decrees, and what He has said. I consider, contemplate, focus my mind on. She was surprised that I think so much in my mediation. She talked about chakra meditation which she said improves the functioning of “energy centers” in our body. I explained that when I meditate, I am more interested in focusing on God than improving my personal well-being. I think that gave her food for thought. Humorously, she was also surprised that I meditate on the bus. She needs total silence when meditating, but I explained that when I meditate, it’s a lot like working on a puzzle: I consider all the factors and turn them around. If the puzzle...
God Brings Us Out to Bring Us In

God Brings Us Out to Bring Us In

Join us for our new sermon series through the book of Exodus. We welcome you to join us as we explore the story of God brining his people out to bring them in!
Service Notice, Sunday, March 1, 2015

Service Notice, Sunday, March 1, 2015

We’re back to our regular schedule for worship at 10 AM, March 1. Snow and ice are in the forecast from mid-morning through the rest of the day. We will make an assessment after the worship service regarding whether we cancel our first Sunday prayer and potluck...

Service Notice, Sunday, March 1, 2015

We’re back to our regular schedule for worship at 10 AM, March 1. Snow and ice are in the forecast from mid-morning through the rest of the day. We will make an assessment after the worship service regarding whether we cancel our first Sunday prayer and potluck...

Children’s Nativity Play – 10 AM, December 14!

Christmas time is here! For us at City of Hope Church that means our children are front and center again for our annual Nativity Play! Our children have been rehearsing for over two months to tell the story of Christmas. Young, old, and everyone in between, come on out and join us at 10 AM on Sunday, December 14, 2014, in the upper level of the Stonehouse Community Center, 8775 Cloudleap Court, Columbia, MD 21045. We’ll enjoy the play, and then share some sweet treats and warm...