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Simple Words, Great Grace

Simple Words, Great Grace

Where would this woman be without a risk-taking faith that moved her to bold action?

Phil Ware reminds us that faith always involves action that demonstrates its reality and Jesus saves in more than the miraculous; he saves us in every way a person can be saved.

Sitting Duck?

Sitting Duck?

What if loneliness has an invitation for a great discovery about God?

Max Lucado reminds us sometimes loneliness is an invitation from God to find his perfect love that can drive out fear and chase away our isolation and fill it with love and promise.

Throwing Your Worries Away

Throwing Your Worries Away

Would you rather have peace or worry?

If I can learn to turn my worries over to God, he will give me his peace, that divine peace that defies all logic. I decide to give my cares to God, I pray about them, and I thank him for handling them. In return, he gives me peace.

How Big Is Our Aquarium?

How Big Is Our Aquarium?

Why do we have to be the big fish in our small puddle?

Phil Ware looks through The Jesus Window and is led to ask a question of all of us: just how big is our aquarium, just how big is our Jesus?

A Spiritual MRI

A Spiritual MRI

Can I let go of my regrets, guilt, and shame?

Max Lucado reminds us that we can ask God to both examine us and cleanse us; such is the grace of grace!

When I Am Weak...

When I Am Weak...

So what's so good about admitting that we have times of weakness?

Tom Norvell reminds us that our weaknesses are the occasion for us to rely on God's strength.

Cruciformed Disciple

Cruciformed Disciple

If the Lord can transform Peter with his failures, imagine what the Lord can do with you.

Phil Ware finishes his four part series on Peter and following Jesus by focusing on Jesus transforming and cruciforming him into a great servant for the Kingdom of God.

Hurts of the Heart

Hurts of the Heart

Is your storehouse of anger doing you any good? Are you happier? Better? More fun to be with?

Max Lucado helps us deal with the hurts of the heart that lead to bitterness, anger, and depression, as we are provoked and frustrated into sullen and negative states of spirit and emotion and mind.

Running with the Whales

Running with the Whales

Jonah tried running from God. It did not work.

Stop running from God. He wants a relationship with you. He will do anything to give you that opportunity.

The Misunderstanding

The Misunderstanding

Without understanding the cross, we turn Christianity into another human contest about self-importance.

Phil Ware shares his third post on The Question, Peter's confession of Jesus and how he had to be broken before he could really understand what his confession meant.

To Benefit Them!

To Benefit Them!

Preparing my mouth for marriage... and beyond!

Byron Ware reminds us of the vital importance of how we communicate both in the words we choose to say, not speak, and the non-verbals we use as we speak them.

Where Is the Love?

Where Is the Love?

As followers of Jesus, it is my responsibility to speak and demonstrate the language of this authentic love.

Tom Norvell reminds us that as disciples of Jesus, our job is to bring the love of Jesus into every arena of life, even if the rest of the world has forgotten to do so.

Heaven's Window

Heaven's Window

Doesn't discipleship involve more than just saying the right words?

Phil Ware shares his second post in his four article series on Peter's confession, focusing this time on our tendency to reduce faith to words and not actions and discipleship.

Love: The Deep and The Quiet

Love: The Deep and The Quiet

Love means so much more than a warm fuzzy feeling; it means we act differently.

Ann Voskamp's article on love and the river is merged with Delirious? and Martyn Smith's song Find Me in the River.

Destructive Selfies

Destructive Selfies

Click! Click! Oops!

When we only think about ourselves and our projects, we run the risk of trampling others and shattering the faith of those around us.

The Question

The Question

When's the last time you thought about life's most important question?

Phil Ware begins a four post series on Jesus' question to the disciples about who they thought he was and Jesus comes and asks us this question personally, so what will our answer be?

In Jesus' Name

In Jesus' Name

This is no throw away or empty phrase, but a reminder of the One in charge!

Max Lucado reminds us of the great power of praying in Jesus' name.

Why Do I Ignore This Sacred Rhythm?

Why Do I Ignore This Sacred Rhythm?

Jesus invites us into a time of rest and quiet with him!

Phil Ware shares part 2 in his four part series on learning to rest in Jesus and trust in the Lord's power to bless us and give us grace.

Going to Heaven?

Going to Heaven?

Some wish they could, some might want to, but you can know you will go to heaven.

You can know you are going to heaven. You do not have to wish you were able to, you just have to decide how bad you want to go.

Messenger to Humankind

Messenger to Humankind

Is there any message we can take from our dark night of the human soul?

Phil Ware adds some beginning thoughts and Phillip Morrison writes beautifully about a messenger to mankind and The Messenger to humankind.

Invitation to the Great House of God

Invitation to the Great House of God

He's already preparing a place for you, so why not accept his invitation?

Max Lucado invites us to look at the beautiful Lord's Prayer and see it as the blueprint to the Great House of God prepared for us -- not just later, but now -- as his children.

It's All About People!

It's All About People!

Through the years and all the changes, one thing remains true about the heart of God.

Phillip Morrison reminds us in the shadow of Independence Day about the many inconsistencies when principles are first applied, yet he also urges us to be patient and gracious and open to the needs of all people.

More Bread than Peanut Butter to Spread

More Bread than Peanut Butter to Spread

What do we do when we have way more going on in our lives than we can handle?

Phil Ware begins a series of posts on our needing rest with Jesus and focuses on what we do when we have more to do than resources or strength and we don't have a rest time close at hand.

Fear Is an Option

Fear Is an Option

Fear and discouragement can rule our hearts, but we can choose another option!

Max Lucado reminds us that fear can either crowd out our faith or our faith can crowd out our fear; the option and the choice are ours.

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff

When considering your expectations for your spouse, have you ever thought to do an honest assessment of yourself first?

Byron Ware writes about getting ourselves ready for being marriage material!