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Always Fly Solo (Not)

Always Fly Solo (Not)

Have you ever resisted letting people in? Have you ever tried as best as you could to avoid engaging in community? Community is a difficult thing. Pastors preach on it well, church series address it well, and for the most part we get that it’s a positive thing, a desired addition by many. But many

Praying together has been a tradition since the beginning! Even though that looks a little bit different right now, we can still gather and enjoy the season, albeit in different ways. It’s a different season. It will change!

Fall Fellowship

They continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. — Acts 2:42 Sadly, summer often rushes by in a blur. Family vacations (which are usually not as relaxing as we hope), summer camps, and swimming pools fill the days. There is a mad dash to get all

What Kind of Woman?

Editor’s note: The following excerpt is from one of our favorite books of this past year. It is powerfully insightful, it is fun and inspirational, and it is filled with heart-pumping Hope. You Are the Girl for the Job by Jess Connolly will spur you on in the belief of the most foundational truth –

Loving Jesus means loving His people… all His people. Even when it isn’t easy. Even when they are outside our comfort zone. Let’s show the world the love of Jesus by sharing the gospel in ways that accommodate them so they know they’re loved!

Learning to Love People Different Than We Are

  How Much Can You Put Up With? Listen, I know it’s hard to embrace someone else’s cultural values. Whether it’s their noise level, the smell and look of their food, their communal gatherings, or the way they look at you, talk, dress, or act, another person’s way of life often feels like a disruption.

One Choice Every Couple Should Make in Their Suffering

What is one choice every couple should make in the midst of their storm? It might sound like a simple question, but it is incredibly important. One of the most important choices we can make as a couple is to move toward community instead of away from it. The challenge for most of us is

You Are Worth Getting to Know

  Just recently I lost a friend. I’m not sure if loss or death has been a part of your life, but it has most certainly been a part of mine. Prior to this loss, I had only ever attended one funeral: a friend’s father. Though my friend and I didn’t know each other too

You Are the Girl for the Job Week 2 — Who?

We’re called to love and serve one another, but what’s happening in our relationships? Are they leading us to give God more glory? Are they spurring us on to pursue the good of the world around us? ~ Jess Who are your people? Who are the ones you can call at 2 a.m. with an

Do I Belong?

  Before You Go to Study Before your Group Gathering this week, take a few minutes to prepare your heart and mind using the prompts below. PREP Belonging is a big deal to us humans. To really be a part of something. To feel truly wanted and accepted. To be connected to others in meaningful

Rhythms of Renewal OBS Week 4 — Connect

Every one of us wants to be fully known and with that… be fully loved. When you’re vulnerable and alone, you’re afraid, but when you’re vulnerable with other people, you become brave. ~ Rebekah Lyons My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to

Do The Heart Work: Examine and Confess

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. — Reinhold Niebuhr One fateful day in June, I found myself poring over volumes of photos on my computer. I was on a tight project deadline, so naturally, scrolling

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