Posts by Origins Church (Page 2)

Posts by Origins Church (Page 2)

August 1, 2018

Check your habits It is so easy to let your mind go on autopilot and just do what you do. Go into work. Talk to the same people. Get your stuff done. Follow your schedule. Make things happen. Don’t think about it, just function until you can get home. Just follow the pattern.   What if we lived differently though? What if we realized that all these habits and…

July 31, 2018

Let go of the things holding you back. I watched a video once about a guy who was walking his kid through the mall. The kid saw a toy stand with some cheap toys on it and started begging for one of the stupid little flashy things on the kiosk stand. The dad, unknown to the boy, was already planning to take him to the toy store ahead and let him pick out a new toy but the…

July 30, 2018

Realize why you are where you are.   A lot of the time we want to be moved and we think it’d be cool if God would do something, but something seems to be in the way. If our job was different, we could be more open. If our spouse were better, we could have more faith moments in our family. If our neighbors weren’t so weird we could get to know them better. There…

July 27, 2018

Tool, not a toy.   I was in Scouts for many years. I remember the first time I was handed a hatchet and told to cut up some lumber for the campfire. I was really nervous and thought I might cut my hand off or something. One of the scout leaders got a bunch of us guys in a circle, took out his hatchet and handed it to me. “This is not a toy,” he said in a very stern…

July 26, 2018

Perspective It’s easy to see other people and the things that they post, and think that you’ve gotten the raw end of the deal. You see a family with a nicer house. You see a couple taking another vacation. You see a friend who just got the new iPhone XYZ. You see all these images and it’s easy to look at our own lives and wonder where we went wrong. We want that…

July 25, 2018

Maybe give it a break?   I was talking to someone yesterday who shared a really cool story about a mutual friend. They told me about their new place and how excited they were and how much of a God thing it had to be. I asked when they had spoken to them and it turns out they had not. They had heard about it on Facebook and were simply sharing. When I probed a little…

July 24, 2018

Information Output   If we are going to talk about the information you take in, we should definitely talk about the information you put out. Below are some funny, but honest unwritten rules for social media   -Keep your posts short. If we wanted to read an epilogue, we wouldn’t be on social media. -Keep your personal drama offline. Ain’t nobody got time…

July 23, 2018

Social media is not a good or a bad thing. It’s a tool. The way we decide to use this tool determines its value or its damage in our life. So, over the next few days, we’re going to be looking at some guardrails we can put up in our social media life to help ensure this tool is being used to bring value.   Information Intake   One great thing about social media is it…

July 20, 2018

Mission   We had our family movie night last night. It was a great opportunity for people to come out, hang out, enjoy a movie, and make some connections. It only took a few hours, and it really did help our community connect with people we never have before. A lot of times I think families can become some introspective. We can worry about ourselves, our huddle, our…

July 19, 2018

Dependency   Kids pick up on stuff. They see the heart of it and aren’t smart enough yet to know we’re just not talking about it. They see what’s important, not because we say it’s important, but because we live that way.   They know that even though mommy and daddy say they trust Jesus they get really worried and stressed about money. They hear about loving and…

July 18, 2018

Prayer   Simple truth, a family that prays together is much more likely to be a family that keeps Christ first.   Sometimes we simplify this into something cheaper. We make sure we say a prayer on repeat before dinner, but all your others prayers aren’t this way are they? We know our prayers are supposed to be honest, real conversations with God but so often our…

July 17, 2018

Service   A good godly family is one that serves each other. They look for opportunities to  help the people they love.   Having a servant’s heart is huge when it comes to developing a godly family. Instilling the value, the worth, and reward of serving others is best done by example. Telling your kids to serve each other is nothing compared to the living…