Posts with the category “jess-whitehead”

Walking The High Road: Turning The Other Cheek
by Jess Whitehead on March 27th, 2024
In a world often characterized by conflict, retaliation, and “I must get mine” attitude,, the concept of turning the other cheek stands out as a profound and countercultural principle. Rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ, it exhorts Christians to respond to adversity with humility, forgiveness, and grace. Despite its simplicity, this principle embodies a profound depth of character and a radical approach to everyday life.  Read More
Don’t Give Up, It Matters
by Jess Whitehead on October 4th, 2023
Undoubtedly life is full of ups and downs. At times, things go our way, and other times life's events seem to go completely off the rails. There are also those moments and events where we push to do good, but at times it feels as if it doesn’t even matter.  Read More
Awe And Wonder
by Jess Whitehead on December 7th, 2022
The Christmas Season is upon us, it truly does seem to come quicker and quicker each year. We all know the reality. . . with the busyness of the season, and all that comes with it, it is easy to get weighed down by the demand that the season puts on us. The shopping, the cooking, the parties, the wrapping of gifts, and anything else that may get thrown our way, it is hard sometimes not to lose the sense of awe and wonder that can come with the Christmas season.   Read More
by Jess Whitehead on November 9th, 2022
On Sunday mornings, during the Wake Up, we are walking our students through the “I Am”, statements of Jesus. The heart of this study is to open our students' eyes to who Jesus is, and wants to be to them, in addition to being their savior. The desire is that as students begin to follow Jesus, and as they grow in their faith, 10 years, 20, years, 30 years, and beyond they know who Jesus is and how that impacts their life as they deepen their relationship with Him.   Read More
A Heart of Service
by Jess Whitehead on August 3rd, 2022
Serving others, being served, worship service, service project, poor service, fantastic service. . . Service is a word that we use quite often in our lives. In fact, if we aren’t careful, I feel that we can lose sight of what the word “serve” actually means. I have experienced something similar, and I am quite certain we all have at some point. The dictionary definition of serve is quite simple, to perform duties or service for someone else, or an organization. Seems simple enough, do things for other people. However, as believers, serving is so much more than that.   Read More
God is Good
by Jess Whitehead on June 15th, 2022
“God is Good”, a phrase that we love, and we are all very familiar with. However, I fear it is a phrase that we use often enough that we become too familiar with it. It is my hope that we never grow so familiar with the phrase “God is Good” that it just becomes another phrase we say.   Read More