How we treat someone at church, whether they’re a visitor or longtime member, may affect their involvement and their decision to continue attending. Here are some practical ways to share the love of Christ with people at your church.Read More
As parents, we can get caught up primarily in correcting negative behavior, which—don’t get me wrong—is very much needed at times. Encouraging positive actions as well to replace negative ones is essential in changing the way children interact with one another.Read More
The wise are prudent and humble, but the wicked must always be the center of attention. As face-to-face interaction and phone calls become less common, it is especially important to be careful with how we convey our thoughts. What does the Bible have to say about our communication with each other?Read More
When tragedies strike out of nowhere, they hit especially hard. Romans 12:15 calls believers to weep with those who weep. Here are four ways we can be a comfort to others and find peace and comfort for ourselves.Read More
There are times in life when you may have to decide if you’re going to invest in a friendship or if you’re going to let the opportunity (and effort it takes) pass you by. We all have a limited amount of time and can therefore only keep up a select number of relationships well. Are short-term friendships worth the investment?Read More
Depression hides itself behind circumstances and experiences. It can mask itself as anger or stress or grief. It remains in the shadows until it's become such a part of us, we don't remember when we didn't feel that way. Here are six practical ways the church community can carry those with depression through the darkness until the sun shines again.Read More
I’m tired of the current news cycle. No one is innocent. Right principles coupled with wrong behavior are rendered to be little more than armchair quarterback ideals. So, how are we to respond to someone who has wronged us, or someone whom we have wronged?
How often do you “like” someone’s Facebook post because you don’t want to be the friend who didn’t like it? Would Jesus do that? We want communities and relationships that are healthy, joyful, full of peace and love, and most of all real. Here's why the Bible's view of service—which seems absurd to worldly thinking—is the best way to build community and strengthen relationships.Read More
How do we endeavor to live a life of gratitude? Like many changes of apparent magnitude, progress often starts in small ways in the everyday moments and builds over time. Here are three beautiful ways to incorporate gratitude in your day.