Dear friends,
In the sermon on Sunday, I touched on the ways our understanding of self is clouded and can lead to confusion, turmoil, and inner conflict. (If you have not already, please take time to watch the service and sermon HERE)  I did not speak to the darkest places of that chaos, where confusion about identity and self-worth can lead to thoughts of self-harm or suicide.  If you or a loved one are experiencing that kind of darkness, please tell someone.  Reach out to me, Pastor Lissa, or call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255 .  You are loved and of great worth, and when you are tempted to believe otherwise, it is time to send up a signal flare.

Pastor Daniel