The Joy of the Journey

The Joy of the Journey

I’ve been reading and thinking a lot about joy lately. This is not an accident. Our church just spent five weeks going through Tommy Newberry’s “40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life.” We read the daily devotionals, heard sermons on Sunday morning, taught the concepts to our...
Every Thought Captive

Every Thought Captive

I woke up on the wrong side of my brain this morning. It became painfully clear when I casually logged into Facebook. I saw happy snaps of some honeymooners that made my 25-year marriage seem tired and sad. Their FB friends praised their love story and 241 “likes”...
Questions On Joy

Questions On Joy

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. How do you help your children choose joy? (By Jessica Thompson) For me, JOY starts with me. It’s a choice I can...
New Ways to Connect

New Ways to Connect

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...
Let’s pray for our city’s children.

Let’s pray for our city’s children.

It seems every day when I wake up I check Facebook to see if there has been more horrible news in our city … news of another child who has lost hope and ended their life. What an awful thing to think each morning. It seems twisted and icky, doesn’t it? But...
The Path They Choose

The Path They Choose

“Joy is an outward sign of inward faith in the promises of God. It is a way of acting, and it is evidence of spiritual maturity. Joy is not a distant destination at which you arrive; rather, it’s a path you choose to travel each day.” ― Tommy Newberry, The 4:8...