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.

Practicing Forgiveness, Part 1: Why Forgive?

What if you could feel more free, more light, more happy and more peaceful? Well you can. If you have ever struggled with feeling like you can’t forgive yourself for mistakes you have made, or had difficulty with forgiving others who have harmed you in some way, or even feel that things you have done have somehow made you unforgivable in God’s sight you are encouraged to join us this Sunday as the issue of forgiveness is addressed.  Come and see just how big God’s love is and how to begin working through issues around forgiveness.

This week we are beginning a six week series on Forgiveness. There are small groups beginning next week around this subject as well if you are interested.

See you Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Healthy Mind In A Healthy Body

If it is true that we are what we eat, what does that say about our spiritual life?

There is an importance in trying to eat well and be as active as we can be so that we can have a healthy mind in a healthy body. And it is even more important to feed our mind with the kind of things that lead to true intelligence and wisdom.

This Sunday we will explore the connection between healthy living for the purpose of being of service to those around us. How can we best provide for our eternal health and well being?

See you Sunday at 10:30 a.m.