Shift

November 16, 2015
by Lynn
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we moved and are business owners

If you have come across our web site for Shift Church I want to let you know that we are not meeting as a church currently.

Tim and I moved to Belleville to become third generation owners of his family floorcovering store, Collins and Sons.

If you want to know how to get in touch with us, send me a contact form.

God bless!

Lynn

 

February 7, 2014
by Lynn
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For the sake of freedom

Cleaning up the comments to our web site is very interesting….  lots and lots of words and adds and posts selling things, but not many with actual communication to me.  Our thoughts can be like this at times…. bombarded with many many messages and hardly any that are real communication.  I have been reminded a lot lately that we all need to guard our thoughts and what we allow to come into our minds.  If we allow a thought to come in that was put there by some “spam” source and then let it churn around inside of us we may begin to believe the “spam”.  For some, that “spam” can be trying to sell something that is totally not what we need!!!  Let’s recognize the “spam” and “permanently delete” it before we allow it to come into our thoughts.  And then on purpose put in the thoughts that come from the Holy Spirit to us.  Thoughts of hope!!!!  Love!!!!  Future!!!!

Love and hugs!!!  Lynn

September 5, 2013
by Lynn
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Keeping peace in my heart, simplifying life

The impression I keep getting is for me to simplify life….  to get healthy….  to stay unstressed….

To simplify life, changes are needed, these can create stress in the transition times.  But I had this impression of Pappa God cupping His hands and looking into them and grinning and smiling and laughing…..  He was looking at my future!  So when I start to wonder and feel the stress of the transitions I remember His sweet encouragement and I know that my future is good!

As I consider the letting go of something that I have done for five years and have (mostly) enjoyed,  I remember an impression in my time with God where He seemed to be saying that I could hang onto what I had and He would be OK with that….  or I could let it go.  If I let it go, then He would be able to bring me something better that I would really love.  So, I’m letting some things go….

In transition times, keep focus on the promise….

Lynn

August 24, 2011
by Lynn
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Transformation

This morning I’ve been thinking about what transformation means…..   to me I am sensing that transformation should be each one coming into God’s dream for their life.  If there is anything in our thoughts that contradicts God’s dream for us, then we need to be transformed.  Transformation can come through encounters with God in soaking, worship, Bible reading, prayer and be without any one else besides Holy Spirit as our teacher, comforter, and help.  Or sometimes transformation may mean we need to get some help from another person.  Help can be in the from of sozo ministry or counseling.  No matter where we are in our lives or our thinking there is transformation when we come into the presence of our amazing and loving God.  Let’s go for all that God dreamed for us!!!!!

May 30, 2011
by Lynn
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Shift Church (Tim Collins)

Shift as a name for a church seems to say we are different than all other churches. But I don’t think the name indicates that we are different from other churches, but rather a mission and a frame of mind.

I believe that all men and women need to make a shift in their thinking. The Bible speaks of coming out of darkness and into His light. This is the first and most important shift that someone can make, declaring that Jesus is my Lord, my King, my Savior. It is a major shift to say I no longer take control of my life alone but rather I submit my control to God’s control. When that shift has been made we then embark on a new and continuing shift. As we read the scriptures we take time to incorporate them into who we are and all that we do. So the shift continues all the days that we live on this planet. So maybe a shorter more direct way of saying it would be, shift is a life style. So Shift church leans into life until all that we think and do is His Kingdom way of thinking and living. Jesus said it this way when he was a twelve year old boy, “I must be about my Father’s business.” So we too must be about our Father’s business. Enjoy your shifts. They are a life time and they will be eternal.