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Looking at your Family

By David McDurham | December 24, 2022

One of the most popular books on emotional health from a Christian perspective is Pete Scazzero’s Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. One chapter in this book is entitled “Going Back In Order To Go Forward: Breaking The Power Of The Past.” Scazzero addresses the reality that we are all born into a certain family of origin, and…

Self Care

By David McDurham | December 24, 2022

“Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives…

Resources at FBCA

By David McDurham | December 24, 2022

As we wrap up this Winter Challenge, there are several resources our church offers that may be helpful as you consider how to apply all that we’ve studied. Based on the previous weeks’ topics, could God be inviting you to participate in any of these ministries in order to be a more vibrant, healthier person?…


By David McDurham | December 24, 2022

We are designed to live in community. We are made to be the body of Christ, living life together, trusting that we can do more together than alone. We’re not supposed to live as hermits, but in fellowship with the people of God. Ironically though, sometimes church can be the hardest place to show our…


By David McDurham | December 24, 2022

One challenge facing most of us is creating margin in our lives. Think of margin like this: every piece of notebook paper we used in school had margins on the sides which were blank space not to be filled. They kept us from running off the edge and made our pages more balanced and easier…

Six Benefits of Exercise

By David McDurham | December 24, 2022

Are you looking for a reason to start adding exercise to your weekly routine? Exercise or any physical activity is great for you in many ways. Living a more active lifestyle can lead to a happier and healthier life! Here are 6 benefits to adding exercise to your daily life: Weight Control: It’s no question that exercise can…

Starting a Walking/Running Routine

By Tara Tomes | December 24, 2022

“Starting a Walking/Running Routine”   Everyone starts somewhere on their fitness journey. Some people can easily adjust and pick up new things quickly, while some of us need to start slow and work our way up. When interested in adding more physical activities into your lifestyle, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. If…

The Examen

By David McDurham | December 24, 2022

The term “emotional health” used in a church setting may put some folks on their heels.  It can seem a little too modern or seem to put too much emphasis on feelings (can we really trust them?!). However, listening to our emotions is a practice that has been part of Christian spirituality for hundreds of…

Telling the Story – Fall 2022

By Connor Torrealba | December 21, 2022

There’s something powerful that happens in our lives when we talk about the good things God has done and is doing. This last Sunday, the college Bible study discussed the impact of sharing stories of God working in our lives. What we learned was that the victory of Jesus in our lives can sow seeds…