2020 was rough for most of us. And it’s NORMAL in a season like that to ask, where’s God in all of this? Why isn’t he doing anything?
What we learn in this series is that the storms of life don’t have to sink our faith. In fact, they can strengthen it or be a catalyst to build it.
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How to Walk with Your One Through Storms
When you're facing your own storm, it can be hard thinking about even helping someone else through one. But God designed us for community, and there's 3 simple ways to walk with your one through a storm.
Learning to Lament
What does it mean to lament? If we only pray "polite" prayers, we will never be truly vulnerable and honest with God about what we're really feeling. If you've felt loss and grief, lamenting prayers can be very healing. This short article will show you how to lament.
A Guide to Breath Prayers
There is a simple way of praying known by some as "breath prayers." A breath prayer is a one sentence prayer you can repeat throughout your day to keep yourself focused on God and become more aware and open to His presence with us. Use this short guide to get started.
EYE OF THE STORM DAILY DEVOTIONAL
We all face storms in life. However, right now many of us are experiencing more life-changing storms than usual. You can go awhile without experiencing one, but we all know they will eventually come. Jesus knew this as well. In this guided 5-week devotional, spend time each day in reflection and prayer as you move through your storm.
Music has a powerful ability to speak and connect to us in ways we don't expect. Whether you're at the gym, on-the-go, or just at the office, use these weekly playlists as a way to help you connect with God throughout your week. New Eye of the Storm playlist uploaded every Friday.
In a four-part, YouTube mini series, Dr. Dan Green returns to discuss the ways people are processing the 2020 pandemic. Ranging from topics in the rise mental health stressors and self-comfort to grief and helping others, learn how to get a handle on a storm that you're facing.
In the Eye of the Storm
By Max Lucado
The pink slip comes. The doctor calls. The divorce papers arrive. The check bounces. The life that had been calm is now chaotic. The world that had been serene is now stormy. Assailed by doubts. Pummeled by demands.
If you've ever wondered if God in heaven can relate to you on earth, In the Eye of the Storm weaves together the four gospel books to illustrate how God knows exactly what it feels like to face a storm in one day: Jesus's crucifixion.
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
By Angela Duckworth
In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”
Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.
10 Prayers to Pray in a Pandemic
Prayer is an important part of our spiritual journey. Not only do we grow in our relationship with God, but it gives us a peaceful feeling when we tell Him what we're worried about. Use these 10 short and easy prayers to help you in your prayer life as you navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our Spiritual Pandemic of Narcissism
Now that we’ve been going through the mess of 2020 for almost six months, certain areas have surfaced where – if this is all a big life test – we aren’t exactly getting an “A”. For those who follow Christ, there is one area in particular that deserves attention. It is giving into the temptation to turn inward, to give ourselves over to our emotions and felt needs in ways that aren’t spiritually healthy.