More Than Words

Have you ever had a conversation that led to a pivotal moment—one that, despite any resistance that may have been present, sparked something that changed a life forever? The time we take with people and the conversations we have with them can be much more than the words we speak. Those moments can lead to hope and lifechange. What could it mean for you to take the time to listen and intentionally show others that they’re seen, heard, and valued?


March 1, 2020 John Burke

Most of us have had times in our lives when kind words lifted us up and harsh words tore us down. Words can impact someone’s destiny and eternity. Keeping in mind the possible weight of our words, how do we change our approach to our conversations in order to make our impact positive? How can adjusting our perspective to an “eternal” one also change the words we choose for ourselves and others?


February 23, 2020 John Burke

We can’t change a person’s heart, but we can challenge them in love. And God tells us that as followers of Him, we are called to challenge others to seek God. Although there are great rewards that come from such a challenge, guiding others in this way can be difficult. Are we willing to love people enough to overcome all self-focused fear?


February 16, 2020 Carlos Ortiz

Jesus often asked questions of others, and in that, he modeled an important behavior for us all. People respond best when they feel heard and loved. So, how can asking questions and listening well, like Jesus did, lead to meaningful spiritual conversations with others?


February 9, 2020 John Burke

When we want the best for people, it may seem wise to admonish them. But it’s important to remember that we can’t force people to change their behavior. Jesus modeled a way to lovingly talk to others in hopes of being truly heard. How can we use Jesus’ example to love others well with our words and point them toward the true source of love?