This fall, we focus on “The Space Between Us.” As Americans, there are few things we value more than our independence. Yet, there is something deep within us that craves companionship and community. I am rarely asked to pray for “more autonomy,” and most frequently asked to pray for broken relationships. How do we grow closer and heal relational wounds? And why is it that we fight so much anyway? Join us starting this Sunday on a self-awareness and healing journey, as together we try to reduce the space between us.
Who is right, who is wrong? What is right, what is wrong? Is it my way or the highway? In an increasingly divided society, we have learned to fight and argue over just about anything. How can we actually reduce the space between us? Do we just give in? Do we fight for our rights? This Sunday, I will show you the most excellent way!
We were never meant to do this alone. Maybe a few of us could manage to build a hut on a mountain and live alone. Sometimes we like to think we can, but we were never meant to live life alone. We were built for community at some level. Yet, while living in the most densely populated state in America, we can be very lonely. This week, we will explore narrowing the distance between us and unpacking what God says about this particular topic. Let’s gather up on Sunday.
James, the brother of Jesus, asked what I think he believed to be a rhetorical question: “What causes fights and quarrels among you?” The problem is that I’m not so sure his first century audience knew the answer. I’m pretty sure that his twenty-first century audience doesn’t know either. Do you? Why do we fight and how do we stop? A method for relational reset – this Sunday at Mendham Hills.
There is a well-worn path towards isolation. It’s not paved with responsibility and ownership, but instead by blame and shame. Something happens, something hurts, something’s broken – but it’s not my fault. Shame is always looking for someplace to land. For may of us, it’s on others. Painfully, for too many of us, it’s on ourselves. Few things cause more relational breakdown than the cycle of pain and shame. How do we break free? What do I need to own and what needs to be let go? Healing the cycle of shame and blame, this Sunday at Mendham Hills.