(Just a beautiful picture and a thought to ponder…) On “sides” we find… Anger. Hate. Intolerance. Fear. From one “side” we can’t see the faces of “the other side.” Therefore, they are not human and, therefore, deserve to be treated inhumanely. ————————————————– “In the middle” is where we find… Truth. Love. Joy. Patience. Tolerance. Perspective. … More In the middle…
What is our best response to division/contention? Within our family, church, society? There is something about society (not just today, but even “back then”) that enjoys division, animosity, and confrontation. We like to focus on our differences. Really it’s easier to see our differences than it is to find and focus on what brings us … More Division or Unity?
Life is lived forward but only understood backwards… To begin to understand how we’ve gotten to where we are in this moment in time, we need to look back and reflect upon the path we’ve traveled to get here. SoF MixTape Sunday is the day we do that. Where have we been? What have we … More MixTape 2020
Join us this Advent 2020 with a message about joy. The Advent season is a season where we prepare for and anticipate the coming of Christ. We wait…not passively, but actively wait, with adventurous expectation of God’s faithfulness and His presence. When we have the sure & confident expectation of God and His presence (Hope), … More Joy -3rd Week of Advent
Join us this Advent 2020 with a message about peace. The Advent season is a season where we prepare for and anticipate the coming of Christ. We wait…not passively, but actively wait, with adventurous expectation of God’s faithfulness and His presence. Last week we talked about hope. When we place our hope in God, we … More Peace – 2nd Week of Advent
Join us as we begin this Advent 2020 with a message about hope. The Advent season is a season where we prepare for and anticipate the coming of Christ. We wait…not passively, but actively wait, with adventurous expectation of God’s faithfulness and His presence. As we end 2020, we need assurance and confidence. That is … More Hope -1st Week of Advent
As we close out the “Live the Greatest Life Possible” series, we dive into Philippians 4, where Paul lays out a process to perpetuate joy and freedom in Christ. It begins with celebration…our final Spiritual Discipline. Check earlier posts/messages to learn about the many other Spiritual Disciplines that can help you enter into God’s presence … More Celebrate!
We are not really in control. We can sometimes fool ourselves into thinking we are, but then reality hits and the realization comes. Unfortunately, most of us have been exposed to a mutilated form of the concept of submission so we embrace the deformity or we reject the concept altogether. The discipline of submission helps … More Let It Go
If you ever find yourself thinking that life is too hard or too complicated… or that you long for a sense of freedom, joy, and balance in life… Maybe you need to simplify your life. Simplicity in life is based on gratitude, trust, and dependence on God. When we simplify, we find freedom, joy, & … More Xterra (Simplicity)
Do you find yourself in a cycle of destructive habits of thought? You can replace those old, destructive habits of thought with new, life-giving habits. Our human mind will always take on the shape of that which we concentrate on, focus on, think about. It is not that hard to “Change Your Mind” from destructive … More Change Your Mind