When Gratitude Takes Grit

When Gratitude Takes Grit

At Mill City we often say that “generosity is something God wants FOR us not FROM us.” There are many reasons that I think this is true, but one important reason is from a generous heart flows a spirit of gratitude. When we are not people of generosity –  then a...
Tips for Having Courageous Conversations

Tips for Having Courageous Conversations

In our lives as Jesus followers we often need to “speak the truth in love” as Paul encourages the church to do in Ephesians 4:15. This means we will have to take courage and step into difficult and challenging conversations even when we are afraid. Prayer...
How to read the Bible well

How to read the Bible well

This Summer we have had a conversation on the topic of the Bible. We titled it: The Bible? The question mark is intentional because we live in a time where the Bible is not always given an assumed place of authority in people’s lives. The truth is, the world around us...
Neighboring Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

Neighboring Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

Tis the season in Minnesota to jump into “the art of neighboring” (a phrase we have borrowed from a book by the same title written by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon). Neighbors are outside more because it’s not frigid and there are more social...