The Body Keeps the Score

“I’m fine,” we politely lie hoping our childhood scars stay hidden. But, the body keeps the score.

Let’s offer encouragement instead of judgment to people in pain. Let’s welcome people who need help because it is what God does for us. Each of us MUST build up our neighbor. 

Sometimes I Feel Lost

“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” gives comfort to thousands struggling with everything from job loss to cancer. See how this bestselling book mirrors the strength, encouragement and consolation that are always near with God.

Atomic Habits

Need a new you? James Clear says a 1% change in what you’re doing now can be huge. Helpful little habits are the building blocks of a new identity. Watch the video to find out how atomic habits can change your world.

Green Lights

Hitting a bunch of green lights all in a row is #919 on the list of awesome things. It’s like having things go your way in life. But everybody hits a red light now and then and it’s way worse when they’re self-inflicted. It’s a good thing God is right there waiting.

Actor Matthew McConaughey shares his personal insights in his bestselling book “Greenlights.” We can all relate to the times he faced setbacks and felt lost. But a little bit of wisdom from the book of Romans reassures us that God is with us all the time.

The 4 Agreements

There are a lot of elements in our lives we don’t choose or control. Somebody else sets the rules you must follow. Maybe it’s time to break some rules.

What now?

Jesus is risen indeed, but what do we do now? We are Easter people. We are called to push down fear and love our neighbors. A Christ follower overcomes the divide, crawls out from behind the bunker and welcomes the lost, afraid, and hopeless. We are transformed by hope.

Worship and Celebration

Worship is our response to God’s love. You can’t fake it — you have to feel it.

Have you ever noticed how many churches expect NO displays of joy in worship? I’m not talking about fake “hallelujahs” or empty “praise Gods.” I mean real JOY.

Who knows when it started, or when it became such an epidemic, but too many people have been shamed into church as an obligation. It is not a ‘have to’ it is a ‘get to’. Let’s celebrate!

Fasting and Study

I once thought exactly like a lot of people do. I thought church was boring, I thought the
Bible was dull, and I thought being a Christian was ho-hum. But then I discovered scholars who made sense of these things.

I discovered people with deep wisdom. I discovered how spectacular the Bible really is,
and how absolutely amazing the story of the church really is. And I began to see the fun behind
all that God is doing. And I was hooked.

Reflection helps us understand why things matter and how they relate to us. Simply
accumulating information does not always equal knowledge.

Confession and Guidance

Who guides you through life? It’s not that God is too busy. Maybe we just don’t listen unless the decision feels too tough to make alone. If we are rationalizing our behaviors that are clearly contrary to God then we are NOT hearing the Holy Spirit guiding us.

Submission and Service

Selfishness is the soul-killer today. Does pride keep you from seeing the hurt and need all around you?

The obsession to demand that things go the way we want them to go is one of the greatest bondages in human society. People need a place where they matter. Where everyone knows their name. Where they are loved. Where they know people care.