The World Needs More Hugs

A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away.   (Bil Keane)

That’s what people do who love you.  They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not lovable.  (Deb Caletti)

I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words.  (Ann Hood)

Hugs can do great amounts of good especially for children.  (Princess Diana)

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The Brook Church – Why I Attend

I live in Alabama, so there is no shortage of churches in the area.  There seems to be a church on every corner.

A little over a year ago, I started attending The Brook Church in Madison, Alabama.  I keep going back for several reasons.

I have been able to make friends there.  I enjoy the services and being involved with the children’s ministry.  I love attending the missional community groups that the church sponsors.

Those things are great, but they are not the main reasons I think The Brook is the best church for me.

I continue to learn new things when I attend church on Sunday and during missional community group meetings.  I also feel inspired to be a better person.  I am constantly growing and trying to improve myself.  I want to be willing to forgive others and be willing to apologize when I have done wrong.  I want to be honest and have moral integrity.  I want others to see me as someone with good character traits.

I still have areas of my life that need improvement and I make a lot of mistakes.  However, I am always trying and The Brook is helping me to achieve my goal of being a better person and a better Christian.