Entries by sarahp

The Real Issue With Money

One of my all-time favorite movie characters is The Jerk’s Navin R. Johnson. Navin was adopted into a poor family in Mississippi. He loved his family and the life that he had. He was content living at home, helping around the farm, and spending time with his family on the porch of their small house. […]

Issues: I Need More Money – 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.

Time-drainer or Time-saver?

Do you ever stop to consider the near-infinite amount of resources, tools, and information that many of us keep in our back pocket? Our phones (along with our computers and other devices) are extraordinary works of technology that can help us in countless ways. And yet, so often they end up wasting our time instead […]

Tick Tock…

I think God has a great sense of humor! He constantly puts people together who are complete opposites. Take my husband, Mike, and me. I love, love, love getting up early in the morning, spending time with the Lord, exercising, getting to a breakfast meeting, and continuing through the morning with things that fill my […]

Energize Your Life

Singing to my daughters at bedtime always energizes me in a very profound and special way. I have done it since the day they were born, and luckily at 8 ¾ and 10 ½ (those fractions are very important to them, so I better not leave them out!), they still let me sing to them. […]

The Hats I Wear

I am a child of God. He created me in his image. In his eyes I am beautiful and perfectly made according to his plan. The responsibilities he has given me are similar and different than the ones he has given you. Working together, we can further his Kingdom and spread the Good News! The first […]

The Real Issue With Time

This past weekend, we continued our series, Issues, and Ben talked to us about time. Many of us would say that we need more time. A few of us might say that we have too much time. The truth is that each day we all have the same amount of time to spend. We all […]

Issues: I Need More Time – 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.

Breaking the Sabbath?

Have you ever wondered why Jesus specifically commanded the lame man to “… pick up your mat, and walk!” (John 5:8b)? Jesus never did anything by accident or because he didn’t know what effect his words or actions would have. He knew this previously lame man carrying his mat on the Sabbath would break the […]

Change Your Path

At one time or another, most of us have thought about going on a diet. This is a common New Year’s resolution and something most women think about before the summer swimsuit season. You may not like how your clothes fit, your lack of energy, or that number on the scale. I often browse Pinterest […]