Category: Friendship & Community

Finding Purpose in Every New Season

Change is a constant in life. If you’re not prepared for a changing season, you can find yourself at loose ends, thinking, well, now what? It’s so important to find purpose wherever you’re at, and that happens best in Godly community. In this episode, Jamie and Heather get vulnerable about where they’re at and how…

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The Power of Words in Relationship

How we speak to each other, give and receive correction, and work through conflict matters. In this episode, Whit and Casey explore the power of words in our relationships. They discuss speaking with integrity, having hard conversations with friends, and the hope we have because of the gospel. Check Out the Episode: You’ve probably heard…

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Community: The Key to Growth

We all need community to truly grow from dysfunction and unhealth. Healthy correction can’t help without authentic community, because true friends will point out the dysfunction you’ve become blind to. In the last episode of season six, Heather and Jamie talk about growth in community, giving and receiving correction, and finding joy in unexpected places.…

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Four Simple Ways to Invite Someone to Church

When you’ve been transformed by meeting the Real Jesus, you feel the urge to invite others to experience that same life change. Knowing Jesus has transformed our lives, so the goal of our worship services, from our kids’ environments on up, is to help people know that same love. People are much more likely to…

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Building a Community You Can Rely On

How do you build a community you can rely on? Everyone wants (and needs) a strong network of support, but actually finding the people who will stick by your side through the best of times and the worst can be hard. These deep and lasting relationships can only be built with focus and intentionality. Unfortunately,…

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Obstacles to Community

Finding genuine connection with others can be hard. Everyone wants a supportive community, but life often bombards us with what can feel like imposing obstacles to that community. It’s easier to self-isolate than ever. In fact, technology often encourages this isolation, using algorithms to push us further into a content bubble; not to mention the…

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All the Lonely People

Have you ever been lonely? If you’re a human being, then the answer is more than likely yes. Loneliness is an epidemic. The Beatles once wondered of lonely people, “where do they all come from?”  And we've wondered that too. Loneliness is isolating and all-encompassing. It can come as a tide, pushing in and just…

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How Do We Handle Endings & New Beginnings?

When a school year ends there is always transition, and with transition there is always some loss. So how do we make space for feelings of loss and sadness while teaching our kids to embrace life open-handedly? In this episode, Jamie and Heather talk about learning to walk their kids through change, but they come…

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Did We Change at All?

What's the test of true change in your life? Whether you like it or not, your best self and your worst self are on full display in front of your family and closest friends. It’s in these relationships where it’s easy to slip back into your ingrained behaviors and habits. So, the test for true…

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How do you handle conflict?

Conflict is inevitable. Hopefully, that gives you some peace—if you're experiencing conflict, that's okay. In fact, it's normal. Conflict isn't bad but the way we navigate it can be bad. So, how should you navigate conflict? There are definitely some really unhealthy ways to walk through conflict but did you know there is a Biblical…

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