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Define Yourself

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Friends,

Thank you for the support and encouragement you have given me these past two weeks.

Last week I took the funeral of Margaret (Peggy) Grossman on Monday here at Balwyn, and the funeral of my mother, Dawn Parkes on Friday at Ormond.

Although it is very hard to say goodbye to someone you love, funerals are wonderful occasions to give thanks to God for a person’s life. I always find it a privilege to hear family and friends recount what influence a loved one has had on their lives. Have you ever stopped and wondered what people will say at your funeral? Who or what defines your life?

Last week we started our mini series on Ruth and were encouraged to look at the decisions we made and the consequences of going our own way rather than God’s way. Today we will ask the question of what defines us as we look at the lives of Boaz, Ruth and Naomi in chapter two.

I pray that this week each one of us will be encouraged in our walk with Jesus and let Him be the one who defines us!

God bless,

Chris