Posts from February 2018 (Page 2)

Posts from February 2018 (Page 2)

February 12, 2018

Our family should have Christ at the center. We should be talking about our faith, living it out, and dealing with it as a family. This week we’re going to give you questions that you and your family can talk about over dinner or during the night some time. Use these questions as a way to make sure Jesus is an important part of your family and its time together.  …

February 9, 2018

Pray   I cannot say this enough. Have you bathed your day in prayer? Are your conversations soaked in time with Jesus? Do you have quiet reflections? Do you have time for studying? Do you allow God the time and place to ravish your heart and prepare you?   When it comes to conversations with those we may not see eye to eye with, we’ve got to be reliant upon God.…

Change? Ew!

There’s a phobia for just about everything. Metathesiophobia is the fear of change. Even though you’re (probably) not a metathesiophobe, you might be resistant to change at times. It’s actually quite normal to not welcome change. We dislike change so much, according to this study from 2010, “the longer something is thought to exist, the better it…

February 8, 2018

Find Common Ground   We all have common ground. It may not be huge. But we all have common ground. Find something you share. It may be a mutual struggle. Maybe it’s a mutual passion. Maybe it’s a hatred of cold weather. Find common ground. Find something that you can relate on. When two people realize they share something, they’re less likely to attack. When…

February 7, 2018

Ask Real Questions   When someone tells you something, when they share, ask honest questions. Try to learn more about what a person believes. This doesn’t mean you’re interested in converting, it doesn’t mean you’re going to change your mind, but it will give you a better insight into who this person is and where they are coming from. Ask real…

February 6, 2018

  Be Engaged   There is nothing more annoying than trying to explain something while the other person is distracted. iPhones and tablets have ruined many marriages with their ability to dig in and distract us from the person or people around us.   If we want to learn to be a better listener we have to be engaged. We have to remove the distraction and other…

February 5, 2018

We talked this past Sunday about the importance of listening. We want to be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger. So this week in our devotions we’re going to take time to talk about what it means to be a good listener and how we can do better to hear those who may disagree with us. Let Them Speak.   Far too often we go into conversations with conflicting…

February 2, 2018

Self Worth We all want to be loved. We do. Some people act like they don’t, but deep down there is a longing to be cared about, valued, important. When we welcome people into our community, when we see past the differences, when we offer belonging, love, and room to grow, we’re giving people what they truly long for the most in this life and that’s a place that says…

February 1, 2018

Room to Change I remember doing p90x in college. It was a great program but admittedly it was a little intimidating. I’m standing in my room with 10lb weights. The guys on tv are using 20lb weights. I did 2 sets they did 3. I did 5 pull ups they did 25. About 5 minutes into the first video I started to feel like maybe this wasn’t the program for me. Then the guy leading…
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