Ever had an argument that ended with, “It’s fine”? When someone says that, it’s never fine. “It’s fine” has become a term we use to smuggle our fears, faults, and feelings into the future. That simple phrase prevents us from paying attention to the things in us that really need our attention—our emotions.
God’s desire has always been for the church to be a respite of hope, love, and belonging. From His perspective, whoever you are, wherever you’ve been, and whatever you’ve done, you are welcome. Unfortunately, that’s not the experience most have with the church. But could it be?
Guardrails. They’re everywhere, whether we need them to be or not. The thing about guardrails is that we don’t need them . . . until we do. And when we need one, it can be the difference between life and death.
We all have a framework that helps us make sense out of life. It helps us make decisions that make sense. But we wonder about some things because our frame of reference doesn’t provide all the answers. What do you wonder?
When the church does good, God’s name is made great. This year, we want to continue the wave of Be Rich good deeds we’ve experienced over the past decade. We want to show people in our communities that God loves them. And we don’t want you to miss this opportunity to be extraordinarily generous.
t’s scary out there—no doubt about it. We’d all like to remove fear and uncertainty from our lives, but that’s no always possible. Are we destined to live scared to deathor can we discover a new way of dealing with anxiety and worry?