Dear Hillsdale family:

“You have heard that it was said, “You shall Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.”  “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”

I’ve been thinking alot about the state of our country.  I am so saddened by the anger and bloodshed being committed upon our children and in our schools.  If only we taught in our schools these precious but difficult words of Jesus….. Love, pray, don’t hate.   Many don’t see how the loss of values in our country have now affected our children and families.  However, to us, it is clear, “Trust the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”( Proverbs 3: 5-6)  We know without God in our lives we cannot be the people God calls us to be.  We cannot love our neighbor as ourselves unless we love God first.   Friends, the time is now.  Have you asked God to lead you in your life?  Are you trying to love instead of hate?  We are called to be the light to those around us.  Start shining and watch the world come alive!

God bless,

Pastor Laurie