When married life begins, there’s a common and shared dream of happily ever after. However, it doesn’t take too long to realize that’s not always as simple to navigate as we might have thought.
But happily ever after is still a dream that can be realized.
In this series, Married With Benefits, we’ll be digging into some practical tips to enhance our marriages, love our spouses, and experience all the benefits that being hitched has to offer.
There are 7.4 billion people on the planet today. With so many people and possibilities, you would think two people finding and making a relationship work would be easier. So why is it so hard? We ask a lot of questions: How do I find the right person? Is dating just a game? Should we live together? How do we know when to take the next step? Aren’t soulmates supposed to never fight?
But what if we’re asking the wrong questions? Maybe the more important question is not how to find the right person, but how to become the right person.
In our series, It’s A Match! My So-Called Love Life, we hope to gain proven wisdom to make our relationships not just work, but thrive.
At its core, Easter is a celebration of finding life where there was once death. It’s a celebration of Jesus’ resurrection; His victory over death points us to real hope. His physical resurrection makes our spiritual resurrection possible. When we die to ourselves, we find life. When we embrace Jesus’ resurrection fully, we find ourselves alive.
We do all sorts of activities throughout our days. Some are just based on pure, physical survival – making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to feed yourself, going to the gym, making sure we drink enough water. You know, the basics.
But there are some physical actions that create a spiritual climate in our lives. The act of doing them has benefits beyond the physical, beyond what meets the eye.
In our series, Spiritual Acts and Why We Do Them, we’ll be taking a look at worship, baptism and communion, and how these spiritual acts connect us to God and open us up to the life change He offers.
God did not give the church to the church, he gave the church to the world.
As followers of Christ and part of the church, our lives have tremendous impact potential. We never need to feel bored, because there are always fresh and exciting ways that God is calling us to reach out with the love and story of Jesus.
Sometimes that means going to hard places and doing hard things. It almost always means taking steps of faith to watch and be a part of God doing impossible things.
During this series, 30 IN 30, we’ll be exploring the ways God invites us to be a part of His incredible story. God created us to not only impact those around us today, but for our lives to echo through eternity. All we have to do is decide to join Him. Are you in?
Habits are powerful things. Once in motion they seem to have a life of their own.
Research shows that on average, 40% of what we do everyday is habit. Both beneficial and destructive, everyone deals with habits daily.
In the new year, we want to take a hard look at how to harness the power of habits to create a new normal. With God’s direction and God’s help, the spiritual habits we form can make every part of our lives fulfilling and rich.
Have you ever known someone who is joyful? Regardless of circumstances, they have a hope for life that’s unshakeable. They stand out to us because they refuse to give up on things that really matter.
Joy like that changes our world, and it also changes us. We want to be around it. We want lives that see the bigger picture. So can we all have joy like that? If it doesn’t depend on circumstances or personality, can I experience joy too?
When Jesus came at Christmas he brought joy for everyone. During this season we’re looking at how Jesus can bring joy into our lives and Joy to the World.
What if there is more to life than the daily grind? We feel like there’s more; we want more. But what is it? Isn’t there more to life than our achievements, choosing the perfect career, finding “the one” or pursuing fun experiences?
Have you ever noticed how you feel the best when you help someone? Or how life feels right when you have people who are there for you? Have you ever experienced the feeling of fulfillment and purpose that comes from being part of something bigger than yourself?
What if that’s what life is all about? What if God is inviting you to a life greater than you can imagine?