Every time a tragedy occurs, the first thing many people do is take to social media to share their “thoughts and prayers.” Whether it’s the horrors of an active shooter, the devastation of a natural disaster, or a destructive incident involving racially motivated violence, people react on social media by posting their “thoughts and prayers” and … Continue reading What To Do Instead Of Sending Thoughts And Prayers
In popular culture, self-care and positive thinking have become two of the greatest strategies for living a healthy life. These life philosophies only recently moved to the forefront of our minds as a society. The campaign for self care has given overly tired, overly worked, unhealthy people the permission to let go and care for themselves. … Continue reading 4 Ways Self-Care And Positive Thinking Are Ruining Your Life
Early on a Friday morning, I noticed that I had missed a call from the administrative assistant at my church while at the gym. I figured I could call her back as soon as I got home. But before I could walk in the door, I received another call from someone on our pastoral team. … Continue reading What To Do When Tragedy Strikes Your Community
Community is so important to the life of faith. And it's about so much more than hanging out. Here's why your soul suffers when you don't have community.