When You’re Tired

1-27-20 I spend a lot of my life tired. Physically, mentally, and or emotionally tired. Life can wear us down between stress from work, home, and church, even when we completely love all three. They’re still hard at times. And sometimes I think about wanting to just take a break from it all. When IContinue reading “When You’re Tired”

How Can I Help My Friend?

11-24-19 Cue the song “Lean on Me.” (Yeah, I know it’s an oldie, but some songs never really get old.) We all want that kind of friend, right? And we want to be able to be that friend. Knowing that someone is going to be there for us, no matter what, gives us a littleContinue reading “How Can I Help My Friend?”

Faith Chase Episode 6: Leviticus 14 – Numbers 2

Hello! Welcome to Episode 6 of the Faith Chase Podcast. I’m Heather Tabata, and this podcast is about making our faith real in everyday life. Last time, we ended with talking about how God gave the priests instructions to check people for leprosy. We’ll pick up in Leviticus 14 as God gave instructions on howContinue reading “Faith Chase Episode 6: Leviticus 14 – Numbers 2”

Where’s the Love?

10-28-18 It’s been a tragic week in our country. Again. Just a few years ago, there weren’t frequent mass shootings. I remember when the Columbine tragedy happened, and before that school shootings were almost unheard of. In the last year, how many have there been? I can’t even remember. So what’s going on?

What if I don’t feel God in church?

9-2-18 Happy start of September! Fall is coming. I can feel it. Okay, the last couple days it’s more like July came back, but fall is coming. I’ve been eyeing my hoodies and apple cider. I hope you’re looking forward to the change in the season too. This summer, we took a church trip toContinue reading “What if I don’t feel God in church?”

Love is… Showing

8-19-18 Hearing someone say “I love you” is powerful, and being able to say it back is just as amazing whether it’s romantic love or not. But it takes more than just saying the words to share love. Let’s wrap up this series with five ways you can show someone you love them. (If youContinue reading “Love is… Showing”

Getting Knocked Down Part 2 – Landing

4-29-18 We all get knocked down. Last week we talked about why we fall, why bad stuff happens to Christians, and what about when it feels like it’s just us. If you missed it, you can check it out here. Maybe this is the week you’re feeling like you’ve hit bottom. Maybe next week itContinue reading “Getting Knocked Down Part 2 – Landing”

What am I Worth? Pt. 3 – What God Says

4-1-18 Happy Resurrection Sunday! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend remembering the best demonstration of love that has ever been given. This week let’s talk about what God says we are worth. We’ve thought about what other people say and what we say we are worth. The problem is, both of those viewpoints areContinue reading “What am I Worth? Pt. 3 – What God Says”

What am I Worth? Pt. 1 – What Other People Say

3-4-18 What do you think you’re worth? How do you decide that? There are a lot of things in life that make it easy to feel like we don’t matter. Over the next couple weeks, let’s think about whether we do matter, who we matter to, and why.