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Spiritual Fatigue

If it’s a good idea to think about the spiritual life as a journey, then it only seems reasonable to expect some fatigue along the way. Sometimes we get tired of doing good, tired of resisting temptation, and even tired of praying. But what are we supposed to do when the will to pursue a life of faith is waning? Who can we turn to when even God seems distant and uninterested in us?

Readings:  Ecclesiastes 12:1-8; Matthew 11:28-30

Warming Up To Each Other

The chill in the February air often finds its way into relationships.  Increased financial pressure, lack of sunlight, and numerous other factors may contribute to increased relational conflicts that occur during winter months.  An intriguing section of Biblical material provides great insight into the critical skill of living in harmony with others.  Learning to become healthier individuals, work and relate within our unique personalities and giftings, manage our emotions, develop our communication skills, and become more forgiving, will help us reduce and resolve relational tensions.

Readings:  Ephesians 4:1-5, 32

Workplace Tension

Workplace Tension

In the words of the illustrious Michael Scott, “An office is a place where dreams come true.” While that may be pushing it, our place of work and the work we do there does tend to affect the satisfaction we experience in life. But what do we do when our “workplace” (whether an office, the home, or a classroom) is more about tension and trouble than about satisfaction?

Readings:  Ecclesiastes 3:9-13; Colossians 3:22-24

Surviving The Seasons of Anxiety and Depression

Surviving the Seasons of Anxiety and Depression

(with Shawna Percy)

These cold, dark winter months we’re in the thick of tend to reflect the way that many people feel about life in general. While for some it’s a seasonal lull, for others it’s something much more than that. As we launch into a series on the February Blahs, Shawna Percy will help us open up the conversation about some of the darker places we find ourselves and the possibilities that are there for us to find.

Readings:  Ecclesiastes 3:1-8; Philippians 4:6-7