Weekly Challenge & Tools

It is so simple to fall into the age-old patterns of blame, defensiveness, and shame when looking at the messes in our lives. Those patterns began long ago.  Just take a look at Adam and Eve.  But Jesus tells us of a different way.  In fact, He tells us how important it is when we find ourselves in those patterns to take a look at our own hearts and actions.  So this week, when you find yourself being critical, judgmental, or blaming...just stop.  

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Weekly Challenge & Tools

Many of our messes are created or made worse when we buy into the lie that we are better off going through our life alone.  God created us to be in relationship - first with Him and then with other people.  There is so much joy to be had when we live and love together.  Our challenge this week helps us to stop and take a look at where we might not be doing that.  Take a moment to look at each of your relationships, starting with God, moving to your spouse, your kids, your family, friends, church, state, country, etc., and ask God where you might be living separated.  

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