One-third of our lives are spent at work. When you consider errands, chores, hobbies, or raising children, the percentage of our lives we spend working can be significantly higher than 30 percent.
A conversation about care with Mike Palmer.
To be spiritually healthy is to be thriving in your desire to pursue Jesus and walking in the strength of the Holy Spirit. But spiritual health is tricky. We might be so obsessed with looking good outwardly that we fail to pay attention to what’s going on inside us.
Seems like there’s plenty to be upset about in our world. We can even get personally offended by the actions and comments of others around us. Here’s a radical, relational idea: What if you can become unoffendable?
Finding the will of God is both a mystery and an adventure. Certainly, we would be short-sighted if we didn’t curiously and diligently pursue the path God wants us to walk.
In Judges 6-8, we discover more about when God called Gideon to lead the Israelites. Gideon doubted God would want him to help. After all, Gideon was from the smallest tribe, the smallest family, and he was the smallest of his family! God wanted him anyway....
This week our K-5 friends head to Joshua 5:13-6:20. God recently chose Joshua as the next leader of the Israelites. Joshua’s first task was a doozy. He was leading God’s people into the promise land, including taking the giant city of Jericho. God’s plan might have...
brought home a bicycle for my son. Immediately, he was excited until he began to be afraid. He asked, “What if I fall?” I replied, “Oh buddy! You will fall and you will get hurt, but that’s what it takes to ride a bike.” As the words flowed from my mouth, the Holy Spirit reminded me that this is what He is asking of me. He wants me to enter the pain to find freedom. I was still reluctant to enter in.
Our K-5 friends kick off the month with the most famous verse ever: John 3:16. “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life” (NIrV). John is quick to remind us that our life is best when...
Returning to life after the Pandemic has felt a little like emerging from a cave. I’m finding that I’m not the same person who went into it in March of 2020. I wonder if maybe you’re feeling the same?
As I’m emerging into the daylight I’m looking at what used to fill my days, my life. I’m evaluating each piece instead of blindly adding it back. I’d say the same is true in my spiritual life. What has held true? What has remained steadfast? What has stood strong?
We can LIVE for God in everything we do.We will hear today about a woman who did not have a lot, but still gave what she had to the church. Jesus could see that the widow had given her two coins as a way to LIVE for God. She wasn’t worried about herself. She wasn’t...
Our God is no god that can be out maneuvered, or subtly bent to our own will. For that, I am grateful because what a small god that would be! He and He alone knows the course set for our lives that’s meant to draw us closer into fellowship with Him. He often deposits guide posts into our lives meant to serve as the blinders to the very obvious distractors from His will.