Any person who has texted behind the wheel, stalked Instagram like a coveting neighbor, chased that first high, lied/cheated/stolen “just a little,” drunk dialed, etc. etc. knows you shouldn’t, but you do it anyway. This happened to me a mere few days ago.
I’ve been reading and thinking a lot about joy lately. Am I happier than I was a month ago? Probably not. But ever so slightly, I am learning to embrace the joy of the mission; the joy of the journey.
Sometimes my thoughts take me captive instead of the other way around. I’m exhausted at my own bondage, and I am grateful at the true freedom that Jesus offers. But here’s the bizarre thing: I don’t always want to be rescued.
We asked you to send us your questions about joy. And many of you did. Thomas addressed some in his sermon, but let’s continue the conversation here.
We spend a lot of time talking about community around here. We want everyone to feel connected and cared for. Relationships are pretty much at the very top of our priority list. That’s why we are excited to tell you about several new ways for you to connect.
The suicide epidemic in Colorado Springs is scary. When something is real and we have no control over fixing it, we feel helpless and hopeless. But the truth is God is real and this can be put into His hands. Join us in praying daily for the children in our city using this list of all the schools in Colorado Springs.
We’re smack in the middle of our Lent devotional, 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life. So we feel like this is a good time to share this incredible story. This family is one of our own. They are walking an unbelievably difficult road. You will be blown away by their pursuit of joy in the midst of the hard.
A neighbor stood on my porch. Fourteen years old and lonely, he was looking for my kids who weren’t home. I’ve dismissed this boy in the past. But God sees him. And today so did I. “Come in,” I said.
We invite you to take the #PRCJoyChallenge. For the next 40 days, snap a photo each day of something that brings you joy, post it to social media and tag it #PRCJoyChallenge.
We’re excited to share with you another great way to love our neighbors in Colorado Springs. This amazing program is changing the lives of at-risk youth and you can be a part!