Encouragement


28
Sep 2017
Search Me

If you missed Sunday’s Sermon Read or listen to Discovery – You Are Stronger Than You Think You Are (Freeway, Week 3) Devotion 4 Psalm 139, in the NRSV, reads “O Lord, you have searched me and known me.”  The psalmist goes on to proclaim how God knows all about us.  That includes our strengths and our weaknesses.  As humans, we are often good at figuring out our weaknesses…what we need to work on.  But, we are often less practiced on identifying our strengths. So, for today’s activity: Take some time and write......

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27
Sep 2017
Scary Monsters Inside

If you missed Sunday’s Sermon Read or listen to Discovery – You Are Stronger Than You Think You Are (Freeway, Week 3) Devotion 3 We all have things in our lives – things inside of us, things that affect us – that we don’t really want to face. Take some time to consider those things that you don’t want to think about, talk about or deal with. Imagine each of those things as a monster inside you. And consider them one at a time. Does this monster have a name? (consider fears, secrets,......

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26
Sep 2017
Search Your Soul

If you missed Sunday’s Sermon Read or listen to Discovery – You Are Stronger Than You Think You Are (Freeway, Week 3) Devotion 2 Let’s go on a Soul Scavenger Hunt! (Yeah, it may sound corny, but just play along!) Let’s get started with the big picture… What year of your life were you the happiest? (you can answer more than one) What year of your life was the hardest? (you can answer more than one) Why was your happiest year the happiest? Describe that year in a few phrases or sentences. Why......

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25
Sep 2017
A Planet Called "You"

If you missed Sunday’s Sermon Read or listen to Discovery – You Are Stronger Than You Think You Are (Freeway, Week 3) Devotion 1 Let’s do some pretending for a few moments – the kind of imaginative pretending of your childhood! Imagine that your are a space explorer. (In celebration of the new Star Trek: Discovery just came out this week, if for no other reason!) And let’s pretend that you just landed your ship on a planet called “You.” (work with me here, okay! The planet IS you!) What do you need......

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21
Sep 2017
Distractions

My Big Ole Distractions List – Circle or write down things that might be distractions in your life. And feel free to add your own to this list! As you think about your distractions, consider the following questions. Where would you place an X on each answer line? How well are you hearing God? Silent/Tone Deaf – – – – Occasional Whisper – – – – Frequent Voice – – – – Super Connected, Loud & Clear How available are you? No Time At All – – – – Sorta Available –......

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20
Sep 2017
The Speed of Life

Freeway, Week 2 – Awareness – Pulling Back the Curtain of Your Life Devotion 3 Sometimes life seems to pass us by at a break neck speed. And sometimes it feels as if life is creeping along. How fast is your life right now? (Write down or circle your answer) Resting – – – Limping – – – Walking – – – Running – – – Racing – – – Supersonic How long has it been this way? Days? Weeks? Months? Years? Why did you choose your answer? Jot down a few sentences......

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19
Sep 2017
Stress Me Out

Freeway, Week 2 – Awareness – Pulling Back the Curtain of Your Life Devotion 2 What (or who) stresses you out? Write some down…. People: __________________________________ Family Members: ________________________ Situations: _______________________________ Financial Things: ________________________ Things at Work: _________________________ Others: __________________________________ Now, what happens when you are stressed about any or all of these things? What happens to you? …inside you? …to those around you? What do you feel (be specific)? Seriously, write some of these things down, too! ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ On a scale of 1 to 10, how stressed......

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18
Sep 2017
Digging Deep

Freeway, Week 2 – Awareness – Pulling Back the Curtain of Your Life Devotion 1 Take some time to consider the following questions. Write down your top 3 answers for each one, even if they are duplicate answers (especially if they are duplicate answers!). What is causing you to worry right now? What are you concerned about right now? What causes you stress? What is keeping you up at night? Are there any connections between the things you wrote down? What do you notice about your answers? During Sunday’s Message, Pastor Jason......

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04
Sep 2017
Something More

This coming Sunday we launch Freeway, a 7 week series through which we will look deeply at ourselves and our spiritual journey to freedom. We start this week with stories of Prodigal Sons. That’s right, I said sons with a plural “s.” You see, there’s not just one prodigal son story in scripture. In fact, I’d make a case that there are dozens and dozens of stories about people who wander off because they want something more in life and then later try to find a way to come home. There’s Jacob,......

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28
Aug 2017
Back to School Prayer

Below, you will find an updated prayer list for the students and teachers connected to our church family.  Please hold onto this list throughout the school year and remember our teachers and students. Dear God, the creator of Wisdom,  teach us all!  May we remember that you are our guide and guardian.  Lord, as the new school year begins, be with our teachers and students.  Protect them, encourage them. Provide people to cross their paths that will encourage, love, and support them.  May each child and teacher be a witness to your......

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