Life can be difficult and sometimes even painful. In response, we search for things to bring us comfort, to help us feel better, to ensure success. But sometimes our choices are not well thought out and thus not very integrated with our highest values. Our choices leave us at odds with living into the best versions of ourselves. This is a dilemma we all share at some or maybe many points along the way.

Take a listen, as we look at the importance of making thoughtful choices and counting the cost of those choices when living a life of faith and seeking to be our best.

We come to this place with thanksgiving
because we know that the Lord to whom we belong
is our Shepherd and our King
We rejoice over the steadfast love and faithfulness of God
enduring forever—to all generations.
Come, let’s worship God together with praise and joy,
and with thanksgiving in our hearts. Amen.