129: The Pursuit of Happiness — What It Is and How to Get It

the pursuit of happiness

Happiness is not something you achieve once and for all. Happiness is a muscle, a skill, a way of being that can and must be exercised. In this episode of Lifeschool, we talk with author, theologian, and pastor, David McDonald, about the pursuit of happiness: what it is, how we can get it, and why…

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128: Where Was God During Hurricane Harvey?

Last week saw one of the greatest natural disasters to ever hit America. Thousands of families have lost everything they own, and lives were lost. In times like this it is understandable to wonder, or ask, “Where was God during hurricane Harvey?” In this episode of Lifeschool, we discuss this question and what our response…

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127: Decision Fatigue: How to Make Better Decisions

make better decisions

Do you ever feel like if you have to answer one more question or make another decision today your head is going to pop off? Does it seem harder to remain patient with others as the day wears on? In this episode of Lifeschool, we talk about the concept of “decision fatigue,” why it may…

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126: How Money Affects Your Significance and Security

how money affects your security

Jesus talks about money and related issues of the heart more than he talks about heaven and hell or pretty much anything else. Pretty interesting, huh? In this episode of Lifeschool, we look at how our ultimate understanding of the gospel affects how we view and use money, and how our generosity flows from our…

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125: How To Parent Your Kids With Grace (Not Fear or Control)

how to parent your kids with grace

“That’s how my parents did things and I turned out just fine…” Today on Lifeschool, we look at a few radically different parenting styles. We’ll reveal that while you might be well-intentioned, your parenting style may not be producing the type of outcomes in your children’s life and heart that you ultimately desire. Our relationship…

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124: What to Do with Kids in Your Missional Community

kids in your missional community

Kids are great! But sometimes when it comes to having a bunch of them at all different ages corralled together, things can feel hectic and distracted. One of the most common questions we hear connected to this is, “what do you do with kids in your missional community? How do you handle them, what types…

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123: How to Pump Up Your Missional Community

pump up your missional community

Feeling like your church small group or supposed “missional community” is a bit of a dud? They can often times get stuck as just a weekly meeting and never really become the intentional, life-on-life, daily experience they are meant to be. (Or can be!) In this episode of Lifeschool, we talk about how to pump…

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122: How to Create a Lifestyle of Discipleship

create a lifestyle of discipleship

Is discipleship about gaining knowledge, or is it about a transformed life? Is it a series of classes or, like with Jesus and his pals, was it an all of life kind of a deal? In this episode of Lifeschool, we’re gonna talk about true discipleship and look at what a lifestyle of discipleship looks…

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121: A Life of Focus: Time Management if God Set Your Schedule

time management if god set your schedule

How different do you think your schedule and calendar would look like if God managed it for you? Crazy, right? In this episode of Lifeschool, we talk about how we prioritize our time and focus in life…not so much how we squeeze more out of our work day or schedules. Sort of time management for…

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120: What Is Missional? And Why It Scares Most Pastors To Death

what is missional?

We still hear a lot of “missional” talk these days… It’s the sexy phrase in the church world. But what is truly missional? What does it mean, and is your church or small group really all that missional? In this week’s episode of Lifeschool, we’ll define it for you–what it is and is not–and we…

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