Have you ever felt determined to heal something? Maybe it was a scab that continued to reopen and wanted to heal completely. Maybe it was an emotional wound that you were determined to overcome. Maybe it was a relationship you were determined to heal. Whatever it was, we've all wanted to heal something within ourselves for one reason or another. This is our second week of our new sermon series "How We Rise" and we are exploring life lessons from various disciples
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Have you ever been with a child before who will not let something go? I know throughout the years one of my nephews will steal something from my other nephew. I will ask for them to give back the toy and then eventually I will try and take it from their hand. This is always a bad idea and starts a minor game of tug of war. Kids have a hard time letting things go. Both physically as well as
Jesus was just born! We celebrated Christmas! Now, this week, we read in scripture that Jesus is riding into Jerusalem, where he will eventually be ridiculed, wrongly accused, put on trial, be crucified and die. In the scripture we read this week Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover in the Holy City. On the way there he asks his disciples to grab a donkey. He then rode into Jerusalem on a donkey with people lining the streets
Have you ever just been moved to tears by something? Maybe it was a tragic sight on the TV or maybe it was a message you received from a loved one. Maybe it was the news of a diagnosis or maybe it was the ending of a relationship. In our human nature, we are prone to experience pain and hurt. It is a part of being human. And yet, often our world seeks to eliminate tears and push past them
If you watched the Oscars on Sunday you may have heard more than one joke about the slap from the 2022 Oscars. If you have no clue what you are reading about, here is a quick recap, Chris Rock hosted the Oscars Ceremony in 2022. While hosting he made a joke about Jada Pickett Smith's short hair. Will smith took offense to his joke as his wife's short hair is due to a medical condition. His response was to go
Growing up, these words were often told to me by mom. I would scab my knee or get a cut and my mom would say, “don’t touch that, let it heal.” Even as adults we have a hard time letting things heal and at times would rather pick at a scab then just leave it alone. This is true physically and emotionally. We often prefer to go “unhealed” and pick at old “wounds” rather than do the world to heal.