We live in a culture that continually tells us to pursue a higher standard of living in order to improve our quality of life. But “standard of living” and “quality of life” aren’t the same thing. One has to do with the stuff we accumulate. The other is about the peace we experience regardless of […]
Sometimes it seems like the only way to keep up with all the demands on our lives is to run at maximum capacity—and then some. But there is another way...one where we have room to breathe and space to respond to what life brings our way. Come explore what it means to live with Margin.
INTRO I’m Michael Brack- not the regular pastor, but one of the elders here. Jason was planning to be out of town today; and so he asked me to preach this Sunday. Of course this is his idea of a cruel joke that he picks the guy who might be worst at practicing the margin […]
At some point in our attempts to get the most out of life, we lose control of our lives. We try to force one more thing in to our already busy lives and we reach a breaking point. Too much pressure causes an emotional breakdown. Too much debt causes a financial breakdown. Or maybe you’re […]
We often do not realize that our lack of margin is a direct result of sin in our lives. Every change in your situation, whether it’s a good change or a bad change, every adversity, every prosperity, every success, or every failure is something that will push you to become a much better person or […]
Our lives are busy and fast-paced. The lack of margin increases our stress and shortens our tempers. It can distract us from the most important things in our lives . . . and our relationships suffer. It can even affect our relationship with God because there’s a connection between our willingness to create margin and […]