Leading in Hope 2010 Archives

Do You Know You Are Loved?

Do You Know You Are Loved?

Holes in our hearts and hope for heaven.

Rubel Shelly writes about a great friend and follower of Jesus, Dr. Everett Blanton.

Christmas Tranquility?

Christmas Tranquility?

The scene looks calm and bright, but what if my life doesn't?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that Christmas is about God getting involved in our messy world with us.

Your Work as Service to God

Your Work as Service to God

Is my work really ministry?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that any vocation can be ministry if we approach it with intention and the honoring of God.

SBNR: Spiritual But Not Religious

SBNR: Spiritual But Not Religious

Can you really be this in the real world?

Rubel Shelly tackles the myth that you can be spiritual without being a part of a religious community, at least as a Christian.

The Curse of Life without Pain

The Curse of Life without Pain

Wouldn't life be better without it?

Rubel Shelly talks about pain and how life would be diminished without it.

Praying for the Dawn

Praying for the Dawn

Where do you see the light?

Rubel Shelly talks about when we can see the dawn and tells a rabbinic story about when we see the light in someone else's eyes and welcome them, even if they are a stranger.

Rescue in Process: Hold On!

Rescue in Process: Hold On!

Light is coming from above!

Rubel Shelly writes about the trapped Chilean miners and the incredible rescue efforts that involved so many different peoples and how this mirrors heaven's efforts to rescue us.

We Want Ike!

We Want Ike!

When giving up something is winning for everyone!

Rubel Shelly tells about the Ike story that touches the heart and reminds us what sports are supposed to be about.

Don't Get Sidetracked!

Don't Get Sidetracked!

So what's the real issue behind this issue?

Rubel Shelly takes on the issue of a recent suicide because a person's recent sexual escapades were shown online without his permission and Rubel reminds us that the issue is about gossip and both fact and intention for sharing news matters.

Hardly a Hero

Hardly a Hero

Come on, we can hold up someone better than this as a hero!

Rubel Shelly takes a high profile piece in the news and reminds all who the real heroes are among us.

Daring to Take Risks!

Daring to Take Risks!

Why do we not explore when there is so much to be discovered?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that we need more risk takers and that there is still so much of the world to be explored.

Design with No Designer?

Design with No Designer?

Did he completely miss the target?

Rubel Shelly challenges some of the assertions of Stephen Hawking's latest booklet.

Priorities

Priorities

Do you prioritize what you schedule or do you schedule your priorities?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of Stephen Covey and living by priorities rather than just prioritizing the things we schedule.

Childish or Childlike?

Childish or Childlike?

Are you still a child at heart?

Ron Rose challenges us to mystery, kingdom, living as we remain childlike but not childish.

The 'No' That Is 'Yes'

The 'No' That Is 'Yes'

When does no actually mean yes?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that a life turn around begins with a no that is actually the first step in saying yes to life, and that no is repentance.

Look Alikes that Aren't Alike

Look Alikes that Aren't Alike

Who do you look like?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that even when things or people look alike doesn't mean they actually live the same way or live out the same role.

Christians Behaving Badly

Christians Behaving Badly

So how should they have reacted?

Rubel Shelly talks about Christopher Hitchens' illness and the way Christians react to it and the defense of our faith.

The One No One Ever Had

The One No One Ever Had

How do you grab ahold of something this illusive?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that while perfection is an ideal, we must not set it as our only goal or we will never attain what we reach to achieve and never be satisfied with our blessings.

Could Anything Else Be More Bizarre?

Could Anything Else Be More Bizarre?

How does this happen?

Rubel Shelly tells of a tragic murder in a family over a soccer game and a TV show about faith.

Through God's Eyes

Through God's Eyes

How do I really look?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that our self-perceptions may be totally inaccurate.

The Main Ingredient in Stardom

The Main Ingredient in Stardom

Coach Wooden and the most important player on the team.

Rubel Shelly talks about Coach John Wooden of UCLA and his great winning streak and the importance of teamwork.

Wishes Are Not Plans

Wishes Are Not Plans

Can we ever move beyond the failure to act on good intentions?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that wishes aren't plans and we have to begin on the road to growth or it never happens.

Doesn't God Love Us Anymore?

Doesn't God Love Us Anymore?

Why are all these bad things going on?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that God wants us to act personally in our broken world to make a difference.

You Didn't Learn This in Sunday School

You Didn't Learn This in Sunday School

An answer with a twist!

Ron Rose talks about being the Jesus our friends need today, not just having answers for what we believe.

An Anniversary with a Message

An Anniversary with a Message

How can it be right when you are wrong?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the New Coke debacle and also reminds us to not let our pride keep us from admitting we were wrong.