happiness

THE LONG LONGING - Beyond Happiness, part 4

Beyond Happiness.  That is what we've been looking at this month. How to live in a way that is beyond happiness.

It certainly isn't easy.  There are no short cuts.  Yet, Jesus seems to continue to hold out this hope that there is a way to frame life, live life that can move us in this direction.

This Sunday at Storyline's Gathering Mike Gathright concluded this series by taking one more look at how Jesus lived and what He is inviting us in to.



SPARKING JOY - Beyond Happiness, part 2

In an Instagram, Facebook, snap-twit world, the pressure is on...to have yourself together, to always be at your best, succeed, win, shine and smile, to be happy.  It is an alluring goal but one that alludes most of us much of the time.

Last week we discovered Jesus lived an emotionally rich life, never scared of negative feelings, yet never giving in to living according to them.  This Sunday at Storyline's Gathering Mike Gathright explored how He did that and what it might look like for us to live as Jesus did, beyond happiness.

THE NATURE OF JOY

Recently a leading scientist estimated with the incredible advances in knowledge that humanity has made in the last 20 years, we now know almost 2% of all that there is to know.  2?  Two!  Wow, we may know less than we think we do...The bible, contrary to how it is presented some times, is NOT an answer key, it is a book of stories; very real stories - including part of God's.
Sunday morning at Storyline's Gathering Mike Gathright looked at part of God's story that can give us great comfort and courage as we face the 98% of life we just don't get.

    

BEFORE, BENEATH, BEYOND

We all are seeking satisfaction in life, but how do we get there?  How can we tell we are moving in the right direction?  How do we keep score in life?

Jesus revolutionized the world by establishing a completely unique path, a surprising and counterIntuitive way of living.  He promised satisfaction, then invited us to a way of keeping score that has changed the world and could even change us - if we let it.