You are the branches – what that means for our relationships and how relationships influence us.

This past school year, I taught a unit with the theme “The Value of Life.” All throughout this unit, we discussed how we are influenced by the people around us, mainly our friends and family. My students agreed nearly every decision we make is influenced by our family. At first, some wanted to argue, but [...]

What does Everyday Abiding look like every day?

Over a year ago, I first heard Charles Stanley’s message on abiding. I thought, “Yes! This is what I need. This is what I am missing!” but in all honesty, abiding seemed like one of those super church words that everyone reaches for but no one ever actually achieves. Like self actualization in Maslow’s Hierarchy [...]