Welcome Home to the month of May.   For most of us the theme “Welcome Home” is taking on an all new meaning.  Safe at Home and self quarantine has become our daily existence.  For many of us, we are tired of our home and would rather be anyone else. This month’s newsletter is written amid the COVID-19 pandemic and it has taken a different look.  We aren’t focusing on a specific room, but the entire issue focuses on how to keep entertained, connected and to grow spiritually during this unusual and uncertain time where most of us are staying at home.

For the Bible study this month we are going to read four books of the New Testament, known as the Prison Epistles, written by Paul while he was under house arrest:  Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon.  Paul gives these very appropriate words for this season from Philippians 4:6-7:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  

For May’s BONUS MATERIAL we have compiled a list of something to celebrate every day in the month of May while at home.  And if, we are no longer confined to our homes and able to gather together in person again, these celebration ideas will be even more fun with others.

Need previous issues of the INSPIRE Newsletter?  They can be found at the following links: April 2020March 2020Feburary 2020January 2020December 2019November 2019October 2019October 2018-September 2019