You know how in the difficult, dark moments of life, people try to lift your spirits? You lose a job and someone says, “Cheer up! It’s not so bad. You still have your health!” You make a huge mistake with a dear friend, and someone says, “Why not look on the bright side? You still have tons of other friends.” You lose a family member, and someone says, “You know she’s better off now. After all, God just needed another angel.” If you are like me, then you appreciate the sentiment, but......
Since the new year, my life has been going at a break neck pace. There’s been the work of being a pastor, spending time with my family, kids involved in sports and music, a house renovation, and most recently a busy workshop/training schedule. Now, I know. Some of you are going to come straight to me after service and express your concern, tell me I need to slow down, stop helping so many people, stop doing extra things, focus on what is most important, and so on. Well, the truth is that......
Last week we kicked off Freeway by looking st two things: Freedom and Invitation. Using the metaphor of a train on tracks, we recognized that Freedom is about becoming who we are in the image of God…..not jumping off the track to do whatever we want because that just makes us a free wreck of a train. True freedom is not about insisting on our own way, but about being free from the kinks in our lives – free from the things that keep us from becoming all that God made us......