Three Ways to Make Friends at Church

  Our church has visitors attend every week. I love the fact that God is drawing people to our community and one of my favorite things to do every week is meet new people who attend one of our services. I know that for most of our guests, going to…

Dealing with Jihadist Fear Syndrome

  Gun sales are way up. More and more, people say they are afraid to fly. It seems ISIS is a giant like Goliath and the world’s governments tremble. The people of the world are not sure what to make of radical Islamic terrorism. While there may be many sympathizers/supporters,…

3 ways to make Thanksgiving count

  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! The combination of family, great food and football is tough to beat. The turkey coma that hits me at about 3 p.m. is a thing of beauty. Christmas is spectacular, but the food at Thanksgiving wins by a landslide. Let me offer three suggestions…

Christians, Choose your Outrage Wisely

  This week we experienced a social media frenzy over Starbucks’ red cups. If you haven’t noticed then you probably were under a rock somewhere. The gist of the controversy was Starbucks unveiled their seasonal red cup and in a hugely shocking (not really) move they had nothing about Christmas…

4 tips for Loving on Nashville and the World

Let’s be honest, the Christmas season is already up us. Holiday cheer has exploded all over stores like Target and Walmart. I’ve seen it with my own eyes. Whether you’re a firm believer that Christmas music shouldn’t start playing until after Thanksgiving or not, I have a proposal for us…

Tips for Packing an OCC Shoebox

Note: This blog post was shared with us by former Green Hills Church member Karen Parnell. It offers some good tips for items to include in your Operation Christmas Child shoebox.  Unsolicited Advice About Shoeboxes by Katie Garrett, SIM Senegal May 11, 2015 http://garrett.with.sim.org/index.php/archives/1675 First, I can’t believe a year has already…