Have you ever thought to yourself: cant things just go back to the way they used to be? You make a mistake, hurt a friend hurt, and realize trust has been broken and you just wish to yourself: Can’t we just go back to the way it used to be? That little girl who you swung over your shoulders and sang lullabies to and rode the carousel with is now dating boys and wearing makeup and – lord knows what else! And you think: Can’t we just go back to the way it used......
So here we are at week 5 of Freeway. We began by looking at what Freedom is and isn’t: Freedom is not about doing whatever you want. Freedom is about living into your identity as God’s child, as made in the image of God. Even though the world will try to throw us off the tracks of our identity, God is waiting with open arms to put us back on track and welcome us home. And the journey to freedom is the journey home to God. You start the road home by......
A few Sundays ago, I spoke about how the church’s overemphasis on belief has watered down Christianity into something more about our heads than our way of life. Just to remind you, I gave you this analogy: “I believe” is a lot like saying “I do” when you get married. Saying “I do” is pretty easy…well, for most of us. But actually living your “I do” is much more complicated. Saying I do is not what marriage is about. Making concrete choices each day to extend love to another person…that’s what marriage......
Perfect. It’s the word we use for affirming someone when they have done something for us. That Valentine’s Brunch yesterday was perfect! We use it almost unconsciously when we want to say thank you and let someone know that we are pleased. The decorations you all brought, ah… perfect. It’s the word we use for for the highest score one can achieve in sports like gymnastics and diving where judges rate the quality and difficulty of a performance. That was a perfect 10! It’s the word we use to describe food when......