What to do when you don’t like yourself

Doug Bender, I am Second, testimony. Doug’s story is filled with hurt and emotion and confusion about who he is.   We picked this video specifically for today because we wanted to give handles to parents and kids on how to deal with our emotions. We want to look at scripture and see what God says about our emotions and how we deal with them. Today, our culture has elevated emotions and feelings and have made them more important . . . Read More »

He Felt It Too

So we are walking our way through a series on Emotionally Healthy Relationships which has been really meaningful to me…and I wonder how you are doing with all of this stuff so far?  I think for so many of us we maybe wouldn’t make the connection between our emotions and our spiritual journeys but it is so important.  This is why Pete Scazzero would go as far as to say that you cannot ignore your emotions and grow . . . Read More »

Trusting, Hoping, and Loving Even When It Doesn’t Make Sense

You know last week was a really big deal to me.  I felt like that subject really ramped the intensity level up in this series as we started to really dive into some very important thoughts.  I don’t know about you but that talk and that subject really resonated with me.  If you remember there were some foundational thoughts we needed on the front end of that talk.   Mostly I needed you to recognize that we are opposed.  That we do have an . . . Read More »

Check Engine Light

In the next seven weeks, we are going to give you seven practical handles on how to fully engage God. I cannot state to you enough the importance of what we are about to walk through. If you engage into the next several weeks, I promise you, you will be transformed. And I want to restate that following Christ is a radical change in our lives. It’s not adding a few religious behaviors and subtracting a few sins. . . . Read More »