The Wise Engage The Most Primary Way To Hear From And Get To Know God

Today is the conclusion of our ten-week study of the book of Proverbs.  This week we read the final three chapters (chapters 29-31) of Solomon’s incredible Manual for Living.  How awesome has it been for our entire Spiritual Family to be walking through an entire book of the Bible, especially one with so much practical and important advice on wisdom and how to experience our best lives!  One interesting fact that you may not have known but will . . . Read More »

How Does God Heal Me?

Lisa Ryan I am second video. Scripture says: A healthy spirit conquers adversity, but what can you do when the spirit is crushed? MSG Proverbs 18:14 Does that connect with you? Have you noticed that the hurt you experience from people doesn’t just go away? It can stick to you? Have you ever walked with guilt or fear or worry for a long time? What does it do to you? It wears you out – doesn’t? The reverse . . . Read More »

What Research Tells Us About Marriage

Today, I want to get really practical. I think we can be in church, read 1 Corinthians 13, worship, hear a marriage talk and feel pretty close to our spouse. Then we go home. What do you discover when you try to apply everything you hear about marriage? You discover your spouse is nuts. I don’t mean that in a negative or critical way. More like, they couldn’t be more opposite than you. It’s like they speak an . . . Read More »

Why Is Marriage Hard?

So last week we started a new series called on relationships…more specifically, marriage called “Marriage Warning” and frankly that sounds a little ominous doesn’t it?  It may even sounds a little negative or gloomy for church right?  I mean we really don’t want to hear about the challenges of something that is supposed to be so beautiful and romantic right?  It’s funny when we grow up and find that special someone we begin to dream of what life . . . Read More »

The Heart Test

Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts. … a sad heart makes it hard to get through the day.   …a miserable heart means a miserable life. MSG Proverbs 4:23, 5:13b, 5:15 Here is what we know based on scripture and our own experience with life; the condition of your heart determines how you live life. It doesn’t matter if you go to church or you don’t go to church. It doesn’t matter if you are . . . Read More »

God’s DNA in You?

I want to share with you the big picture of life. I would call it the God story. It’s a story that began before the beginning of time and it continues to unfold today. It’s the reality of life. You can ignore it, you can decide to not believe it, but its reality. Are you ready? Genesis 9:6-7 God made humans in his image reflecting God’s very nature. 7 You’re here to bear fruit, reproduce, lavish life on . . . Read More »

Romans 12- Living Like Christ

  So today we continue this study of the book of Romans and today is a pretty special day.  Today is Father’s Day, and I have to say that I am just amazed at how this series and this chapter of Romans fits into a Father’s Day talk.  We will be walking through Romans 12, it is a powerful chapter of scripture with a very clear message.  I think that you can really sum up what Paul is . . . Read More »

Fear, Failure and the Fear of Failure

The greatest way to live is to fight and overcome your fear.  The opposite of this is true too.  The worst way to live is to allow fear to determine how you live.  Today I want to talk about fear, failure and everyone’s struggle with the fear of failure. Real fast, let’s talk about fear, there is good fear and bad fear.  I don’t want to play soccer on Rt 15 or the Turnpike.  Why?  I would be . . . Read More »

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Turn Around

So we are in this Fight series, Ken and I have been having so much fun with this series so far!  I’m actually really thankful to continue the discussion this week.  We are focusing on Section 4 of the Fight book entitled “Small Steps, Big Destruction.”  Boy, oh boy can I relate to this.  We talked some about my story the last time I spoke, and we really focused on rock bottom for me.  The reality as I . . . Read More »

Men Are Emotional

When we opened this series, we spoke about the difference between boys and men.  We said, boys decide life is about them.  As a result, everyone around them has do more work for them.  At three, it’s cute.  At 33, it’s embarrassing.  A man decides to take his strength to protect and give life to those around him.  As a result, everyone around them does less work.  We defined a man as someone understands my strength is to . . . Read More »

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