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ToGather: Every Time! (February 14, 2021)

God is full of goodness and mercy. He has faithfully poured his love upon us and now asks us to share this blessing with others.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us of the importance of affirming people we love through note-prayers of thanksgiving as we seek to be a blessing to other as Jesus h

Even Though They Are Small?

If we are not careful, the challenges of the moment can wilt the joy right out of our Thanksgiving.

Phil Ware reminds us that no matter how difficult our circumstances, because of Jesus we have reason to give thanks!

A Thanksgiving Conversation

What would a frank conversation between us and God about thankfulness look like?

Tom Norvell shares an imaginary but important conversation between himself and God.

Like Michelle!

How do we have an infectious love of people and life that it changes us and those around us?

Brian McCutchen reminds us of the joyous and infectious virtues of a heart gladly surrendered to Jesus, like Michelle's.

Finding Contagious Joy

How can we move from contingent joy through courageous joy to contagious joy?

Max Lucado reminds us that contagious joy is rooted in courageous joy and not contingent joy, and our courageous joy is rooted in Jesus and faith in what God did through Jesus.

Finding Happiness?

Are we looking in the right places to find happiness for ourselves?

Teresa Bell Kindred reminds us that what we define as happiness is nearly always temporary pleasure that is soon gone and leaves us unhappy; happiness is really on our own shoulders.

Fifty Shades?

Is it Grey or Gray?

Patrick Odum writes about 50 Shades of Grey and reminds us to think carefully about our participation and expectation of the movie and our sexuality.

how to learn the language of happiness

Arguing kids and the morning's first sunlight lead to thanksgiving?

Ann Voskamp takes a morning breakfast, washing, dishes, arguing boys, and books in multiple languages and turns it into a time of joy, happiness, and eucharisteo.

You'd Do It All Again

Why pay such a high price and take such a big risk?

Max Lucado writes about the high cost of doing God's work and the hope, joy, and crown we will glory in when we go to be with Jesus and it will be all about people!

Beyond Fixing Bicycles

Have you stopped lately to share the journey with another?

Russ Lawson reminds us to share the journey with others whether they are rejoicing or crying, we can help in many ways, sometimes by just being with them.

The Secret Reason for Thanksgiving

The surprise of finding joy in tough places!

Ron Rose reminds us of the power and importance of giving thanks at Thanksgiving and talks about Anabel Reid's death in the Abilene Christian University bus accident.

Apples in Autumn

So many good things in fall!

Katha Winther talks about the good gifts of autumn and the signs of the fall season.

Catch & Release: Blessings

What makes it hard to be generous with the good news of Jesus?

Phil Ware continues his series on Catch and Release, focusing on sharing our blessings and also seeing sharing Jesus, the good news of Jesus, as a gift of generosity.

Let There Be Peace!

Don't let anyone rob you of your peace this season!

Tom Norvell reminds us to not let anyone steal the peace we have in Jesus or in the season and offers some insights on keeping our peace.

Let There Be Joy

How do we keep people from robbing us of our joy in the Lord?

Tom Norvell uses the song "Joy to the World" to remind us that we need to nurture and protect our joy in Jesus.

Lost and Found

Isn't it a blessing when you find what's been lost?!

Phil Ware tells about a time he lost his son Zachary and then found him and the joy of finding lost sheep in the teaching of Jesus.

Living Abundantly

Have you found it?

Tom Norvell talks about living life abundantly, with urgency, a recognition that life is short, and that we may only have the opportunity to do some things once.

Wait in Expectation

How are you at your wait?

Tom Norvell challenges us to wait in expectation and reminds us that the expectation part is often easier than the waiting part.

Complete Joy!

What can make my joy complete?

Tom Norvell talks about his son's wedding and how everyone sacrificed to do what the bride and groom wanted and this allowed complete joy to bless everyone.

Shout for Joy!

Why should I rejoice when things are not going well?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that we've got to look past our own failures and low view of our own importance and learn to rejoice because we are each a child of the King.

Real Joy?

Couldn't you take a couple of doses of this in your group?

Phil Ware talks about the real source of authentic joy, the Holy Spirit.

God's Good Creation

Why such a sour look on our faces?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that so much of what the world sees in us is unhappy and dour, but Jesus was involved in life, joy, and friendship to show that it is the direction of our lives and not necessarily the acts themselves that make things holy or unhol

Don't Let Go!

Which should we hold on to during this season?

Bill Sherrill reminds us to not let go of our friends who are depressed nor of our joy in the season.

Laughing Jesus?

How often have you pictured Jesus laughing?

Jesus laughed, and God laughed, and God commanded laughing, and worthy women laugh, and joy is to be a part of our life as followers of Jesus.

Celebrate!

Do you welcome each day with joy?

God gives us each day as a day of celebration and newness.