Entries by sarahp

What Should I Do With Fear?

It was many years ago that I was introduced to a horror I now wish I could forget. My sister and I were at home with my aunt and uncle, who decided to rent some movies. One of the movies was something we were not allowed to watch, the other was a documentary based on […]

Heroic: Villain of Fear 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.

Family Activity (5/6-7)

Weekend Recap: This weekend in CedarVille, we learned that God keeps his promises. Even when it’s hard, we should be patient and trust in God’s promises because God is trustworthy. Scripture: As a family read about Abraham’s life (Genesis 17:1-7, 18:1-19, 21:1-7). Since there are a few chapters to read, try reading a little section […]

When Forgiveness is Hard

When was the last time you found forgiveness? Maybe you want to be forgiven, but are withholding forgiveness from somebody else. Withholding forgiveness leads to resentment! As Christians, (TobyMac lyric): Cause we all make mistakes sometimes, And we all stepped across that line, But nothing’s sweeter than the day we find, Forgiveness, Forgiveness Have you […]

Forgive Your Enemies. All of Them.

Everyone has felt resentment at one time or another. Maybe you’ve have suffered traumatic wrongs. You may have had parents who were abusive toward you. You may have been wronged by a friend or co-worker. Our natural reaction to these situations is to feel resentment, anger, and bitterness toward the person who has wronged us. […]

When Your Bitterness Controls You

One of my favorite movies growing up was “The Lion King.” I learned easily, like most kids, how to rewind the tape player. I used to rewind the movie multiple times just to watch some of my favorite scenes. In today’s world, it has been made easier than ever to be able to “rewind” a […]

The Unicorn Frappuccino

We live in a culture where everyone wants to be treated fairly. The issue though, is that very few people agree on what is “fair.” For instance, I had a friend who was quite offended recently because he was unable to get a Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks. He complained that Starbucks’ being sold out of […]

I’m Still Bitter Over the World Series

Rajai Davis stepped up to the plate, swung the bat, and crack! The ball sailed over the giant left field wall for a 2-run home run, tying the game. I couldn’t believe it. The Indians had tied game 7 of the World Series in the bottom of the 8th inning. I screamed so hard I’m […]

Family Activity (4/29-30)

Weekend Recap: This weekend in CedarVille, we learned how we can be joyful! Even when things aren’t going our way we can be joyful. We should worship God every day in every way. Scripture: As a family, read the story of Paul and Silas in jail in Acts 16:22-34. Also take time to read a […]