Together in His Grace 2008 Archives

Christmas Is Near

Christmas Is Near

So what do you celebrate during the holiday season?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that if we celebrate a holiday, we should do it to honor the Lord.

Putting Up Christmas Lights

Putting Up Christmas Lights

Have you got your strings of light hung yet?

Rob Frazier writes about why he puts up Christmas lights and how each of us has some light to share with others.

Don't Just Wish It!

Don't Just Wish It!

Ever gotten past just wishing for something?

Ron Rose talks about a real Secret Santa or two and reminds us that we can be a blessing to others and be one too.

Emotional Residue

Emotional Residue

How can we live above it?

Mike Barres reminds us that discouragements can leave an emotional residue and keep us from living as we should, but we can do some things to live as God would have us live!

Family Connection

Family Connection

So what did all those men do?

Lisa Mikitarian shares an unusual set of Thanksgiving events that took her far from home where she found family in an unlikely place.

There's Always Almost Meatloaf

There's Always Almost Meatloaf

What's your almost food?

Russ Lawson shares about a hard time when all they had was some oatmeal and hamburger and ketchup.

10 Things to Do When Affairs Happen

10 Things to Do When Affairs Happen

Is there anything I can do to help redeem this situation?

Joe Beam shares his passion and recommendations for rescuing couples when an affair has blow apart their lives.

Under All These Masks

Under All These Masks

Who will deliver us?

Ann Voskamp shares a trip to minister to homeless people in Toronto and a struggling homeless addict that takes off his mask and speaks the truth.

Horrifying Halloween

Horrifying Halloween

How can it be worse?

Phil Ware writes about children being valued for who they are.

Improv Parenting

Improv Parenting

Can you adjust to family life on the fly?

Jenny Runkel reminds us of the rules of improv and shows us how to use them in our parenting!

Friendship and the Abundant Life

Friendship and the Abundant Life

Where can I find something more than more demands and more stuff?

Ron Rose shares some beautiful insights on friendship and the importance of a friend to living the abundant life.

The Dance of Life!

The Dance of Life!

Are you going through life like a zombie?

Ron Rose talks about sleep walking through life like zombies and how we were made to find life and dance with joy and help others do the same.

Long Fire

Long Fire

Is the flame still alive for your?

Ann Voskamp is reminded of a night where love was first ignited and how it still burns brightly, even in the most mundane moments of life.

The Greatest Gift of Gratitude

The Greatest Gift of Gratitude

What would you have done to thank them?

Patrick Odum challenges us to see the basic call of our lives to live for Jesus.

Complete Joy!

Complete Joy!

What can make my joy complete?

Tom Norvell talks about his son's wedding and how everyone sacrificed to do what the bride and groom wanted and this allowed complete joy to bless everyone.

Hopes & Dreams

Hopes & Dreams

What are your greatest dreams?

Brenda Terrell shares her dreams and how God has more than answered them in ways she didn't expect.

The Art of Saying, 'I am Sorry'

The Art of Saying, 'I am Sorry'

Simple words, so why don't we say them more genuinely?

Steve Higginbotham reminds us that saying "I'm sorry" means truly apologizing.

Back-to-School Cool

Back-to-School Cool

How can we best approach the beginning of school?

Hal Runkel gives us some good advice on how to be ready for the transition back to school.

Expectations

Expectations

How do you think He answers them?

Rob Woodfin uses the movie "Evan Almighty" and Morgan Freeman to remind us to pray specifically for people and personally for them.

Dad-Dee

Dad-Dee

Where did you get those eyes?

Russ Lawson shares some things from his granddaughter that helps us understand that we are God's children.

What Do You Treasure?

What Do You Treasure?

An old silver dollar evokes many old memories!

Russ Lawson lets silver dollars remind him of long ago with his grandparents and challenge himself right now to treasure the proper things in life.

Radical Love, Radical Forgiveness

Radical Love, Radical Forgiveness

Does our love have to be so irrational?

Byron Ware reacts to a message he heard related to his daughter's graduation.

When the New Babies Require Extra Care

When the New Babies Require Extra Care

How do grandparents deal with multiple multiples?

Janet Colbrunn shares her experiences as a grandparent to multiple multiples.

Grand Slam?

Grand Slam?

When is a hit more than a home run?

Kelly Breece talks about her son, Shane, and his first hit in baseball.

When Your Heart is Breaking

When Your Heart is Breaking

How can you mend a broken heart, especially when it's your own?

Tom Norvell reminds us that broken hearts hurt and we often wish we could be dead, but that God stays close to us.