How to Respond to the Latest News

War, government shut-downs, school shootings, natural disasters…. the list goes on and on. Each morning our newsfeeds are filled with overwhelming news of trauma, heartbreak, and crisis. Some of respond by aggressively expressing our feelings on social media, while others of us withdraw  into sad exhaustion. Most of us find ourselves somewhere in the middle of these extremes.

When a local, national, or international incident hits, we have a normal (and I believe a God-designed) desire to do something.  What can we do when every situation is so different? Here are six responses that have helped me (and so many others I know) respond when the any news of crisis hits…

Get Ready FAQ

I’m so thankful for our Get Ready message series through 1 & 2 Thessalonians. After the last couple of weeks, I’ve had some people ask me some questions about the message I shared on 1 Thessalonians 4. Maybe you had questions also but didn’t feel comfortable asking. Here are a few of the questions I…

Women in Ministry

I was captain of our debate team in high school. Several times a year we would compete in debate tournaments with schools all around California in debating different topics such as gun control, drug laws, and euthanasia. I learned a lot from those tournaments—not from the debates, but from the unique way we were taught to prepare!