Climbing the Mountain

mountain climber

Theme for the week: Climbing the mountain 
(see below)

Climbing the mountain of personal growth
    contains steps and footholds
    of a spiritual nature
    only accessible by faith.

The journey is toward wholeness
     and away from a fragmented
     and broken life.

This is the journey
     when you find what is lost,
     where healing follows wounding and
     how you will find the path
     that will lead you home.

Look and see that there are 40 “stones”
     or footholds on this mountain,
     matching the 40 days of Lent.

There is no particular order.
     Contemplate them as you will.
     Meditate on these “living stones.”

Imagine this “mountain” made
     of children’s building blocks.

Remove one Biblical principle
     and the integrity of the rest
     will be compromised.

This glorious mountain
     is the essence of the good life.

There is nothing else like it
     in all the world.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Moving to the deeper places,





Rev. Jeff Bell

Baptized at First Christian Church, Corbin, Kentucky. Ordained June 1983 by First Christian, Somerset and the Christian Church in Kentucky at Salvisa Christian Church. Jeff has been senior minister of FCC since 1999. He served churches in Salvisa, Wendell, North Carolina and Fort Thomas, Kentucky following his graduation from Lexington Theological Seminary. Jeff believes the church should be connected to the community, acutely aware of the needs of the neighborhood and acquainted with its people. Further, he believes all Christians are one in Christ.