Your Soul Craves God

Today I want to start with the words of Jesus.  This is from the story of when Jesus was tempted. Jesus told him [Satan], “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” NLT Matthew 4:4 What in the world does that mean?  Jesus was saying there is more to life than our appetites like hunger.  There is something bigger going on.  Inside each person, there . . . Read More »

Worship Isn’t What You Think It Is

Welcome to our series on mental health called ‘Soul Care’.  Truth is we live in a world that is being torn apart and it is deeply impacting people.  How?  It is showing up in mental health issues.   Issues like discouragement, depression, anxiety, self-worth, sin, more.  It makes you wonder, where did the mental health issues come from?  It seems like it has exploded in the last few years. Here is what we want you to see.  As our . . . Read More »

What Is Worship? What Does It Do? What Can Block Us From It?

This fall we are in a very important conversation.  What we are talking about is incredibly important, but I would also say it is the most ignored area of our lives.  We are talking about and focusing on the soul.  This has allowed us to talk about the areas of our lives that so many of us are struggling with these days, our inner worlds, and our emotional and mental health.  I think for many of us we just . . . Read More »

What Does It Mean to Trust God?

Last week Sam shared a Harvard Business School study.  They asked one question.  Do you have a set written goals and created a plan for their attainment?  Prior to graduation, it was determined that 84% of the entire class had set no goals at all.  13% of the class had set written goals but had no concrete plans.  3% of the class had both written goals and concrete plans. What was the result 10 years later?  The 13% of . . . Read More »

Our Country is a Mess, Here’s Why

Let’s start with this verse.  This is probably one of the darkest time periods in the Bible. In those days Israel had no king; all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes. NLT Judges 21:25 Doesn’t that sound like our culture today?  Everyone is doing whatever seems right in their own eyes.  Wow.  It’s what Sam talks about.  It’s time travel.  It’s like the writers of the Bible jumped into a time machine to visit . . . Read More »