Growing up, most of us heard the saying, “Life isn’t fair.” Although we’ve heard it a hundred times, it doesn’t make it any easier when life gets hard. When our circumstances don’t meet our expectations, it can be hard to know what to do next. We can't always change our circumstances, but we can change [...]
In this cultural moment, we have an opportunity to lament with those hurting in our community. When we lament, we bring our hurt and pain to God and invite Him to meet us where we are, give us perspective, and change our hearts.
Love isn’t just about doing nice things for others, but it’s about choosing to not do things that can damage our relationships. When others hurt us and offend us, we’re called to respond with a love that reflects God’s love for us.
When facing a crisis, we have two choices: We can focus on what has been lost and cling to the past, or we can adjust and innovate and see the opportunity in the crisis to move to something new—a new path God is inviting us to follow.
As children, many of us ran to our parents for help in times of trouble. As adults, we might feel like we have to face our struggles alone. But we don’t have to. We are just one prayer away from the love, grace, and peace we need.
When life seems out of control, it is discouraging and unsettling. We might even feel like throwing up our hands and giving up. Rather than focusing on what we can’t control, we should take responsibility for what we can control and surrender the rest to God. Join us online this week to learn how we [...]
Patience is hard. As we learn to adapt to a new normal, our stress levels can run high and our patience can run thin. But if we can be more patient with those around us and in the circumstance itself, we can stop focusing on getting through the crisis and start seeing the opportunity in [...]
While times of crisis bring fear and anxiety, they also bring opportunities for us to make a difference in our community. All we have to do is look to God for the strength to push through our weaknesses, failures, and struggles. And we can move from being self-focused to others-focused and bring light and hope [...]
Today’s world seems to be spiraling out of control as we hear about the increasing spread of the coronavirus and the possibility of a global economic crisis. Consumed by worry and anxiety, people are in a panic, afraid of what will happen next. Rather than worrying about the future, we need to come together to [...]
In a post-feminist culture, we hear a lot about girl power as young women are encouraged to continue the fight for equality. And even today, there are various opinions on women’s role in our society and in the church. But when we look in the Bible, we find God has empowered women throughout history and [...]