Dear Twenty-Something, Laura Schilling

What would I tell my 20 something self? First of all, you are amazing. Don’t try to be like every other girl. God created you with your own special gifts, identify them and use them well. Don’t ever, I repeat don’t ever compare yourself to others. Your legs are not fat, they are strong and can take you on many fun adventures. Don’t pine over the lithe thin body of a certain friend. Rejoice in the fact that you have your own wonderful body. Treat your body with much respect. You are God’s princess. Don’t sleep with just any one,…

Sermon Notes 3.28.2019

What is love?  Currently in our culture we need clarity.  Gospel clarity please.  If you understand the difference between passive tolerant love compared to passionate relational love you will be able to figure it out. One is incomplete and even I would say a form of false love. Counterfeit. Mao Zedong a Chinese leader writes,…

Lent Challenge 1-20

Challenge day 1 Are you up for a challenge? Lent is a companion on the road of suffering.  I willingly walk with Christ as Christ did in his life and ultimately in his death with my suffering and sin upon him.  Durning Lent I reduce myself and join God in the narrow and lower way…

Silence and Solitude for those in High School

In an airport you can miss the important stuff, like gate changes, flight delays, and general boarding and security info.  You can pack, prep, even go, and be in the process of the most amazing adventure and yet if you are not listening you can miss it. The same with God.  You can be around church, hang at youth group, do all the stuff to fit in and miss it.  You have to make the connection. And it can be tough to do when like an airport life is full of noise.  It’s so loud.  Try talking on FaceTime with…

REPENTANCE AND PREPARATION (LENT) 2

Are you up for a challenge? Lent is a companion on the road of suffering.  I willingly walk with Christ as Christ did in his life and ultimately in his death with my suffering and sin upon him.  Durning Lent I reduce myself and join God in the narrow and lower way of Is Christ. 
#lent #ashwednesday #40daychallenge

Lent in the Muslim World

  Lent is a time for discipline, for confession, for honesty, not because God is mean or fault-finding or finger-pointing but because he wants us to know the joy of being cleaned out, ready for all the good things he now has in store. N.T. Wright   The first day of the ninth month of…

Unconformed

Jesus is the all of the following—the fulfillment, the build up, and the promises of the entire timeline of the old testament.  Jesus in the book of Matthew is a teacher, and tonight we want to learn from him how to live this UnConformed life.  In HIM all the fullness of God dwells. Normal isn’t…

REPENTANCE AND PREPARATION (LENT)

Are you up for a challenge? Lent is a companion on the road of suffering.  I willingly walk with Christ as Christ did in his life and ultimately in his death with my suffering and sin upon him.  Durning Lent I reduce myself and join God in the narrow and lower way of Is Christ. 
#lent #ashwednesday #40daychallenge

Unconformed, Simone Corbett

Unconformed, We all have dreams, aspirations, ambitions… some we tell others, some we keep just for ourselves. I was usually one to keep quiet about my most ambitious desires. While I’d always had this big picture dream, I really didn’t know how I was gonna make it happen. Hence, the inner anxiety I’d feel as…

UnConformed, Madi Gigstead

Dear Twenty Something, I myself am in your shoes, I am no older than the rest of you sitting here listening to this. So, know that these words are things that I am needing to hear myself. I won’t tell you all of these things and ignore them. I am daily putting these into practice and have seen a change in myself. But I still need to hear them over and over. I hope you can take these words to heart, because they are coming from mine. I was recently asking a friend for some advice on a big life…