Entries by sarahp

Come and Spend Some Time with Me

This week we are talking about how we can meaningfully spend our time when we pause and rest. Each day, we have been looking at a specific action that is part of the R.E.S.T. acronym, which the pastors at each campus had shared with us this weekend. Today, we are looking at the action step […]

Letting Go of Control

Today, we begin to look at the R.E.S.T. acronym from this past weekend’s message. The “R” in R.E.S.T stands for “Release,” which means to let go of what you can control. Anyone who has ever attended a 12-Step Meeting will be able to identify the beginning of this prayer: God, grant me the serenity to […]

A Missing Key to Being Your Best

Recently, Popular Mechanics celebrated their 110th year of existence by publishing 110 predictions for the next 110 years. It is fascinating to see how people dream about the future. Lists like these are always full of predictions of amazing new inventions that will save us time by making our lives more manageable and less stressful. […]

Pause: The Hustle – 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.

Bubbling Over

A few years ago, my wife and I were in the small living room at my uncle’s fishing cabin in Tennessee. A 2-liter bottle of soda that was perched on an end table fell to the floor and bounced toward the fireplace. There, a sharp corner of a brick pierced the bottle near one end. […]

Run Out of That Grave

I was saved quite a long time before I really knew Jesus. I believed he had died for my sins, that God raised him from the dead, and that I was saved. Sadly, I wasn’t living in the victory I had in Jesus. I wasn’t living in the joy, peace, hope, and grace that he […]

I Am a Child of God

I grew up in a musical family—we all learned to play instruments (I play the piano and the recorder), and we regularly sang or made music together, especially at Christmas time. Growing up in Germany, I was exposed to the traditional Christian hymns in the Protestant church we attended. Imagine sitting in a 17th or […]

Your Love is Loyal

I grew up listening to Southern Gospel music, particularly a band called “The Nelons.” My mom and my grandpa introduced me to the band’s music, and it became a shared interest. I would belt out the music, singing about God and how wonderful he is. It introduced me to a way that I could worship […]

Sing!

“Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” – Martin Luther. I have always enjoyed music. One of my favorite times of the day is turning up the volume in the house to sing and dance with my kids. Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” is […]

Pause: The Routine – 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.