Entries by sarahp

Taste Your Words

“Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out.” – Anonymous Words are powerful. They have the power to bring life or the power to bring death to a soul. We have all been victims of careless words. I still remember a day on the school bus when I overheard a couple of […]

Your Words Have Weight

There is a gift we each possess that holds immense power. While this gift has no physical dimension, it’s weight and impact are indelible. It’s something we all value but most of us treat far too casually. When used as God intended, this gift can provide help, healing, and happiness. But used recklessly, as it […]

Anger Begets Anger, But Gentleness is Fruitful

My husband and I just went on a weekend trip to Chicago. We quickly noticed the large crowds of people walking and many cars struggling to turn at intersections because of the pedestrians exercising their right-of-way to cross the street. There wasn’t a single time we crossed a street without hearing a driver somewhere honking […]

Reinforce Your Foundation

My father was a cement mason. As a young child, I spent many weeknights accompanying him as he prepped his “extra” jobs. I cherish the memories of the time we spent together, riding in his pickup truck, windows down, singing at the top of our lungs while my dog howled. I remember how hard he […]

Need a Wake-Up Call?

As we continued our series, Adventure(Us), this past weekend, our church stepped into a new idea that was fun and adventurous. Each campus had three speakers teach live for 10 minutes, totaling 30 minutes of teaching. Thus the name “3 in 30.” For this week’s LivingItOut, each day we will focus on a proverb from […]

Adventure(Us): 3 in 30 – Resources

Start the Discussion: Click here for printable message notes. Click here for printable message discussion questions. Click here for printable LIO Bible Study.  Click here for the discussion video and unpack what it means to live out the message principles during the week.

Pouring Into Others

I had our first child at age 32 after a fun career in international business. Accordingly, my sole priority became being “the perfect mom.” Only homemade organic food for that boy (he preferred hot dogs and ice cream). Only the most wholesome videos (he’d rather play pretend shooting games). And, Bible stories and prayers at […]

Time for a Refill

This week, we have looked at what it means to be generous and how that can enhance our lives in so many ways. The important thing to remember is that none of this is possible without God. We want to do these things, of course! But, as we read yesterday in Luke, do we want […]

Freely Generous

Proverbs 11:25     The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. When you read the first half of that proverb, what do you think? “The generous will prosper ….” What does it mean to be generous? The Google dictionary says: (of a person) showing a readiness to give more of something, as money […]