Slow Down And Get A New Perspective: a.k.a. “Be still and know that I am God.” – God (Psalm 46:10)

We can be so busy. So busy doing things, moving from one thing to the next or viewing one news item or social media post to another that we can end up missing out on what is most important and most enriching – connection. Not internet or wifi connection – human connection, connection with our higher self, connection with God. If we get stronger connections in these areas we might find that we are a lot happier and a lot less stressed.

See you Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

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Growth Through Discomfort: a.k.a Feel and Deal

We don’t like to be uncomfortable or to experience pain. Makes sense. But we may be stunting our ability to grow spiritually if we avoid all discomfort. Our discomfort is often a window into something we need to work through. If we mask it or avoid it we won’t ever deal with it. If we learn how to feel and deal we can make forward progress.

We will talk about how to feel and deal this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. We hope you can join us.

Spirituality For A Busy Life

We may have the impression that to be a spiritual person we need to devote a serious amount of time and effort toward and take deep dives into spiritual practices for it to make any difference. Since we don’t have time for all that we may just give up – not bothering to do much of anything. When we are constantly on the go and run busy lives what are things that we can do to fit in little moments to connect and stay spiritually focussed amidst it all? This week we will tease out from what might be called a full blown spiritual practice some things that we can do quickly and on the move to create hope, happiness and connection.

See you Sunday at 10:30 a.m. or watch the livestream on our Facebook page (either live or whenever you can get to it – it will be there).

Spiritual Goals For Parenting

It is easy to go through our days as parents just trying to get by, focused on trying to get the children in bed as quickly as possible so we can get on with life. Some days are certainly like this, and that is understandable, but it is probably not what we want to become a pattern. If we were to stop and think about it we would most likely want to get a bit more out of parenting and to offer more to our children. This Sunday we will talk about spiritual goals we can set for our parenting so that we can prepare our children for their life in this world, and all its challenges, as well as help them to put their best foot forward for their own spiritual lives. We might just find that we enjoy our parenting a lot more as well.

See you Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Loving Those You Disagree With

We seem to live in a highly divided world. We all seem to have set up our camps of beliefs and have determined that if anyone doesn’t agree with us then they are idiots (or some other colorful name). This seems to happen in many areas of life including religion and politics. We seem to have lost our ability to seek to understand and find the good in one another.

The Lord has some really helpful things to say about why we do this and how we can change it.

We will get into this topic this coming Sunday at 10:30 a.m. We hope to see you then!

Practicing Forgiveness, Part 5: Transformation

In our exploration of the subject of forgiveness we are now circling back to the beginning where we asked the question, “Why Forgive?” The simple answer is that forgiveness has the power to transform us. When we dig into the question of forgiveness we are forced to examine what it is that might be keeping us bound and unable to move ahead. We find there are things in our own thinking and behavior that keep us from experiencing the fullness of life. And if we are honest with ourselves we find that it is community and connection to others that helps us to get closer to God and to experience the healing and freedom offered to us.

Please join us for worship on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. as we explore more about the subject of forgiveness.

Practicing Forgiveness, Part 4: Self-Forgiveness

Many of us struggle with being able to forgive ourselves for our past mistakes or habits that we have been unable to set down and walk away from, or even from things that happened to us that weren’t our fault.

This week we will talk about what we can do to move on from debilitating shame or excessive guilt and begin to see ourselves the way that God sees us–a beautiful part of this creation. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” [Jeremiah 29:11]

Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. We hope to see you then!

Practicing Forgiveness, Part 3: Being Forgiven

It is comforting to know that God forgives us immediately of everything we ever do that is wrong or hurtful. And, at the same time, we know that it doesn’t do a whole lot of good if we don’t ever change our behavior and stop acting in selfish or hurtful ways–God’s forgiveness is essential meaningless.

This week we will dig into how we can make changes that give God’s forgiveness meaning; that causes it to have real impact on our life.

See you Sunday at 10:30 a.m.