But don’t panic! Does it make you nervous that you might be missing something? Do you have a sudden urge to check your phone for updates on Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn/ Pinterest…??
In 2013, the word “FOMO” was added to the dictionary. It means the “fear of missing out”, the feeling of “anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere.” It’s a new “word” but it’s not a new experience. Everyone at one time or another has experienced it – the feeling that someone, somewhere, in some way is enjoying themselves more or has a better life. And social media and smartphones make it possible now to overindulge our FOMO.
Of course, it’s good to want to keep up with people we care about. But focusing even a little bit on what others have or might have actually drains us of the enjoyment of what we already have.
The cure for FOMO is not trying harder to have more to post about. Instead, it is about opening your eyes to the life you already have. The opposite of FOMO is GRATITUDE. You know that. You know that when you take your mind off what you could have or what you imagine others having and instead give thanks for what you have it really works to improve your sense of quality of life. But even though you already know this, KEEP READING PLEASE. Let me tell you a more excellent way.
I want to propose that the contentment you experience from being grateful for what you currently have stops WAY short of what Jesus wants and HAS for you. In fact, it’s a drop in the bucket.
YOU REALLY ARE MISSING SOMETHING RIGHT NOW…
if you do not see all of heaven and all that is heaven being yours through the death and resurrection of Jesus, given to you in your baptism through faith and by the power of the Holy Spirit. You can TODAY live in the reality that all people in Christ are united, that you have all peace, joy, strength, light, freedom and wholeness. You have the inheritance of all that is God’s given freely to you by God. And you have God’s glory. And the more you live in that – the more you will live in the riches that are yours through participating in a generous life, being Jesus in this world and a part of the people of Saron – the LESS you will miss out.
With that, there is no FOMO but only overflow. You can’t contain it all! Thanks be to God!
Baptisms are the first and third Sundays of the month. Instruction required. Call the Saron office (763-263-2209) for more information.
The purpose of the Special Gifts Ministry at Saron Lutheran Church is to facilitate inclusion inside the life of the church for the individual with additional needs and for their family.
In support of our broader church mission, the goals of the Special Gifts Ministry is to lead families affected by unique needs into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
The objective(s) of the ministry are fulfilled through the ministry’s efforts:
The services of the Special Gifts Ministry may be requested by the family of the individual at any time. We do require intake forms and a meeting with the ministry staff, the individual and their family prior to attending class so that we may get to know both the child and the family and how we can best meet their needs at least one week prior to starting in the ministry.
The term “Special Gifts” encompasses a broad range of unique needs, including but not limited to, learning differences, intellectual disability, neurological disorders, developmental delays, communication disorders, social skills deficit, physical disabilities, sensory needs, and medical conditions. Understanding why (diagnosis) a particular individual requires the services of the ministry is not as important as how the ministry is able to assist the individual to help them experience success in the church setting.
The Special Gifts Ministry does not provide therapy, behavior modification programs, or medical intervention. To the best of abilities, our ministry partners will strive to follow guidance from, and utilize tools provide by parents.
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2015-2016 Sunday School and Pre-Confirmation registration is open!
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Pre-School - 5th grade Sunday mornings at 10:30!
6th grade Wedensday evenings from 7-8:30!
WE ONLY NEED $5,995 TO FINISH THE KITCHEN
The last two appliances have been purchased now only the venting and make-up air unit needs installation. Help us finish the kitchen by purchasing Kitchen Stock. Thanks to everyone that has already contributed. If you haven't received your stock certificate it can be picked up in the office.