Rejoicing Is a Safeguard

Kyle Johnston

Kyle Johnston

Our culture encourages us to pursue joy. We are increasingly becoming aware of the many benefits of gratitude and joy. The Bible also encourages us to pursue joy but grounds that pursuit in the reality of God. A striking example of this is in Philippians 3:1, where we see that rejoicing in the Lord is a safeguard for us. But how exactly is rejoicing a safeguard? Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving from the BCC

Curtis Solomon

Curtis Solomon

This past Sunday, I was reminded that ingratitude should be as uncharacteristic for a Christian as quacking is for a dog. Having a grateful heart is essential to the Christian walk and it is also important to express our thankfulness. With that in mind, I want to share some things I am grateful for this Thanksgiving. Continue reading

Giving Thanks with Contentment

Kevin Carson

Kevin Carson

This week is a time our nation has set aside to recall the reasons we have to be thankful. But this can be so challenging while we live in a fallen world. Kevin Carson offers some counsel for those who might struggle with gratitude. Maybe you need it. Or maybe you’ll be able to use it with some counselees. Continue reading

How Gratitude Can Grow Out of Grief

Steve Viars

Steve Viars

This morning I had the opportunity to sit down with a couple from our church whose young nephew died in a car accident a few days ago. He was a Marine visiting family members around the country in-between deployments. He had just called his grandpa during a stop for gas and refreshments. Fifteen minutes later he was involved in an accident with a semi-truck and never regained consciousness.

This dear man and wife from our church were with the family in the hospital when their nephew was ushered into eternity. The grief was thick in the air as we rehearsed all they had experienced. Continue reading