Have you ever worked for something really hard only to have someone else take it away from you? How we react to difficult people is key to discovering our own identity. Boundaries are what define us. Learning how to set boundaries and work...
We tend to want a quick fix. Some may think that a clear word from God would change us into the best person we can be. But it takes so much more than one encounter. Jacob’s dream, which felt like a radical change, was an important milestone for...
Jacob has a lot of growing to do. He is insecure. He competes with his brother Esau for his parents love. He will lie to get what he wants. From the very beginning Jacob has an identity crisis. Jacob’s struggle can teach us a great deal about a...
Jesus tells us to hunger and thirst for righteousness. He calls his followers to care deeply about what is right in the world. At the same time, he challenges our assumptions about what is right. The sometimes confounding way of life Jesus...
Jesus calls his followers to be peacemakers. In an election year we can find ourselves feeling like we are at war, even with people we love. Come learn how to hold your convictions without holding others hostage or creating a wake that damages...
Members of the early church had to resolve difficult problems and settle disagreements with each other. The key to their success was not just the conclusions they reached but in the way they entered the conversation. Come learn the secrets they...
There is a lot of anger when people talk about important issues in our country. It can arise quickly in a conversation, and it can be felt in the tone and demeanor of people who hold their convictions deeply. Jesus encourages us to start the...
Good conversation starts when we are humble enough to listen and modest enough to offer our views in ways that others can hear. Throughout the Bible, God has found ways to help people understand that they have a lot to learn and a lot to offer...