Sunday, August 14 2016 | Trevor Barton
We all have stories about places we have been. Some are great, some are not so great. In addition, we all want to have stories to tell about the places we want to go. That is true in travel and life. In life we all want to go somewhere, but all too often we feel stuck where we are. If we think of the things we all want in life as destinations or places, a natural question arises: how do we get from where we are to where we want to be? The answer may surprise you. Wisdom. Wisdom is the path to get from where we are to where we want to be.
Sunday, August 21 2016 | Trevor Barton
If we understand that wisdom is the path to get from where we are to where we want to be, it is also vital to understand that no one can travel the path alone. Wisdom is a path that must be traveled with others because healthy relationships are a prerequisite to personal progress. Most of us know the power of relationships but don’t think about it very much in our day-to-day life. However, relationships have the power to get us from where we are to where we want to be, so perhaps it is something we should think more.
Sunday, August 28 2016 | Trevor Barton
God wired each us with a longing to love and be loved, a desire to know someone and be known by someone. Whether or not we realize it, we all crave community with others. Relationships that are mutually beneficial make us wiser, sharper, and better versions of ourselves. The first century church was so compelling because it had ability to create and sustain community among diverse people. Community is inspiring to see, but the greatest power of community is in what it prevents. Community keeps us from living out the stories we don't want to tell.