Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Meeting

"The Meeting"
By Rodney Holmstrom, National Field Director

"And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near." Hebrews 10:25 NLT

"I didn't want to come tonight"
"I almost didn't make it tonight"
"I'm so glad I made it here"
It never ceases to amaze me when that moment happens after attending a small group meeting. That moment that someone shares and someone says to them after small group,
"Your sharing was exactly what I needed to hear."
"You gave me the hope that I needed."
Wow! What a gift to be a part of helping someone else experience hope!
Where will you be a part of bringing hope, helping to proclaim truth, exhibit authenticity, & facilitate connection with our newcomers and attendees?
You may not need the meeting this week, but the meeting may need you.
We need each other. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

1.21.2020 Lesson "Powerless"

Ben gave a great lesson on being Powerless. Heavily emphasizing that we should say, "I'm not God" puts us in the right frame of mind to let this lesson sink in. Enjoy.

If you want last week's lesson notes, click here

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Happy 2020 update on lessons and BCCR

Hey y'all, we had a great testimony on Tuesday night, and the HOUSE WAS PACKED! We are definitely growing. What a wonderful problem to have. We are going to be adding chairs for now; and we are in talks about possibly moving to the Sanctuary. Praise God for the harvest. I have added a link to my notes on the Denial lesson in our post, check it out. Come on Tuesday so you can hear Ben give a great lesson on Powerless. Don't forget to bring your friends.

If you want last weeks lesson notes, click here

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Happiness





Friends,


We all want to be happy, nothing wrong with that. When we are happy, we experience cheerfulness, positivity and an upbeat mood. Happiness is one of the most pleasant emotions a person can have. We feel energy and we feel hope. So how can we create this feeling more for ourselves?
 
The tricky part is that unfortunately, happiness doesn’t work well as a goal. People whose focus and goal in life is to be happy, often find that over time, they can’t stay happy. Think about these two categories of people who want to feel good all the time as their main focus: 2 years olds and addicts. Their internal systems are constantly craving the happiness experience, and their lives aren’t great models for how to live in the adult world.
 
The reality is that happiness is a much better byproduct than it is a goal. It is the result of other activities that provide a better life. It’s a little like weight loss. There is a ton of research that says we should weigh ourselves less frequently, and just concentrate on eating right and working out, and the weight will drop. The weight loss is the outcome of the right life activities. So here are some of the best “happiness-producing” skills in my latest blog

Best,

John 





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