In our nation, the expectation that someone will walk into a school and destroy lives has become normal for a generation of young people. This is not the way things should be. We grieve over the loss of innocence and the ongoing loss of life, and to cry out to God for what He—and WE—should do.
The earliest I can remember feeling afraid of my own beauty was about nine years old. I remember an older man, around 25, commenting on how I would grow up and turn men’s heads. That is when I resolved to be a tomboy and try as best I could to hide that beauty.
We’ve spent the last three week in the H.E.R. series, where we’ve looked at the ways we treat and think about women in our world. It is very important to us that Pulpit Rock Church be a safe place for people to tell their stories. Here is one of those stories.
Sunday our Student Ministry concluded a five week series in Psalms. To close out the series, we asked our students to write their own Psalm in their words, using their language. And the results are amazing…
IF:Gathering holds a special place in my heart. There is a breath of fresh air and authenticity with IF as it begs you to show up as yourself and let others really see you. This year we remember the God who won’t stop loving us.
I believe right now our nation is seeing a reckoning. The #metoo movement has caused us to step back and stake stock of our culture. And for the most part, it is the culture, not the church, leading the way in shining light in the dark places. This must change.
When I was young, I read C.S. Lewis’ “Chronicles of Narnia.” It took me several years and maybe two more reads to realize the true hero of the story was not any of the main characters. Just like Lucy is not the center of Narnia, I am not the center of the story either.
Our stories, in all their beauty and heartache, shape and influence every dimension of our daily life and relationships. Knowing the impact of our story and finding God’s redemptive work within it is vital for emotional, relational, and spiritual formation and health.
After years of “doing all the things” to have a relationship with Jesus, I found myself sifting through the ashes, wondering what was left of me. But I don’t want to stay on the sidelines, forever. I want to participate in the spiritual life, but not in the way that was ingrained in me. And so, I am going on a quest.
We made it! As we begin the new year, we want to look back at 2017 and remember all that God did. Here are our top 10 moments of the past year.