After the Truest Things About You there are many supportive TRUE Things About You. Today is a longer and more in-depth reflection on some pretty significant things. On Sunday, I referred to the American poet Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” where he says, “I am multitudes.” We are multitudes. We are complex. We have layers. […]
Why Identity Matters Why does identity matter? Why spend the next 2 months exploring this? Because we are talking about the REAL you, the TRUE you. Who am I? This is the question of identity. What am I? This is the question of what it means to be a human being. What am I here […]
I’m a BIG “Carpe Diem” or “Seize the Day” fan. I love this ancient idea. It is one of the oldest themes in western history. As best we know, it originated with the Roman poet Horace about 2,000 years ago. Of course the movie, Dead Poets Society, reintroduced the phrase for our times. In recent […]
As I continue my reading of American presidents, I finished a major study of George H. W. Bush, and I am finishing a shorter book right now. Here is a great thought from GHWB: “America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose […]
We thought you might enjoy a short and serious conversation between two well known media personalities on suffering. Watch the interview here.
Few things are as powerful and confusing as your identity and image. God has beautiful and transformative things to say about who you are and who you can become. When you know who you really are, when you know your people and your place, when you know the truest things about you–you flourish. Join us […]
Behind the scenes here at Living Word, we are working on the launch of our fall sermon series. You’ll be hearing more about that this Sunday. In our latest Sunday Plus, Pastor Brian Rice shares more about the purpose of our Sunday sermons, and what they can and can’t do for your growth as a […]
This past Sunday, Pastor Brian spoke about the song “40” by U2. The song was originally included on their album War, and leading crowds in singing the song has become a feature of U2’s concerts. The lyrics are lifted directly from Psalm 40. As U2 lead singer Bono told the Los Angeles Times in […]
One of Living Word’s strengths is the wide variety of classes and events we offer. In our latest Sunday Plus, Pastor Brian gives a brief overview of how to find a place to grow at Living Word. Explore your options on our homepage, in your weekly program, or stop by the Next Steps Center in […]
We hope that you have been enjoying the Life at Living Word blog. We also hope that you are taking time to rest and enjoy the remainder of the summer. The blog, too, will be taking a short rest. We’ll see you in early August, when our regular posting schedule resumes.