Making Life Work for Your Family 2006 Archives

The Freshness of Forgiveness

The Freshness of Forgiveness

Can anything be this fresh?

Forgiveness is forgetting to remember the hurts you forgave and giving others, and yourself a fresh start on life.

The Greatest Gift to Give

The Greatest Gift to Give

What could be greater than the gift you've already bought them?

The best gift that can be given is the gift of dedicated time to a family member.

The Astonishing Christ

The Astonishing Christ

Everything about Jesus is astonishing!

Even Napoleon Bonaparte was awed by the astonishing Jesus who came to earth as a baby.

No Rest, No Gain

No Rest, No Gain

Can you really get more fit by resting?

Without rest we cannot restore our bodies and our health, but this is not a new idea, it is God's fitness plan from long ago.

The Judging Business

The Judging Business

What right do we have to pass judgement on anyone else?

God wants us to be humble, but he doesn't want to get down on ourselves or judge ourselves or anyone else, he chose us and will us to his glory.

Tough Times  Toughen

Tough Times Toughen

Wow, tough times can be hard, but is there a payoff to them?

Tough times, even when they are filled with temptation can help us grow and better appreciate good times when they come.

Persistence

Persistence

Will you hang in there when things are tough to do?

Growth takes consistent, persistent effort, it is not something that happens right now, but God is at work right now to make it happen in us.

What's Good for Soul and Body

What's Good for Soul and Body

What in the world does soulwork have to do with our bodies?

Healing after surgery is directly related to support from prayer.

Seeking God

Seeking God

What god are you seeking?

Idolatry in India leads to a false notion that their gods are drinking milk, but the true and living God knows us and cares about us.

Sausage Over Souls

Sausage Over Souls

Why in the world would anyone choose sausage over a life being changed?

The healing of the madman and the reaction of the crowd remind us once again that people are often prejudiced against anything that costs them something even if it benefits other people.

Removing the Selfish Part of Me

Removing the Selfish Part of Me

Why do we keep hanging on to what destroys us?

Selfishness destroys families while self-examination helps us improve ourselves and bless our families.

Learning the Skill of Communication

Learning the Skill of Communication

How well are you at listening and being heard?

Messing up his communication with his wife, Paul learns the lesson of the importance of good communication.

The Greatest Miracle of All

The Greatest Miracle of All

What's the greatest miracle you have seen?

The greatest miracle of all is the one that occurs every day in the lives of people who are found by grace and changed.

What's in It for Me?

What's in It for Me?

Should we even ask this question?

Some folks are takers, getting everything they can out of life and sucking it dry or leeches who suck the life out of everyone around them who have it.

It Is Finished

It Is Finished

How can we complete all that we were meant to accomplish?

Jesus accomplished all he was sent to do because he put God's kingdom and his righteousness first.

My Mistakes

My Mistakes

How much of my mess can God actually forgive?

God can forgive all of our mistakes, sins, and failiures.

Now is the Time

Now is the Time

How long do you really think you have?

Paul has a scare while tending his goats and it makes him realize the urgency of now, of doing the things today that need to be done and saying the things that need to be said right now.

Spiritual Immunity

Spiritual Immunity

Can we actually help our families and our friends become immune to ungodliness?

Spiritual immunity comes from rearing children in godly homes with godly values and godly actions.

Beyond the Tummy Tuck

Beyond the Tummy Tuck

Now how much do you REALLY like it?

We like a person with kindness much more than a person who has had a bunch of cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery.

Ministering to Our Friends

Ministering to Our Friends

How do we make life among our friends more enjoyable?

Friends can help friends if they love them and minister to them.

The Greatest Miracle of All

The Greatest Miracle of All

What is the greatest blessing that we have in Christ?

While there are many miracles in the Bible, the greatest miracle of all is a changed life!

Growth and Change

Growth and Change

Are you ready to grow and be changed?

Change comes from following the principles in the good ol' Bible given to us by God!

People Count Most

People Count Most

How much stuff do you own and have in your garage?

Stuff enslaves us rather than blesses us and people count most in our lives.

Free to Be Authentic

Free to Be Authentic

Are you truly free?

When we don't have to impress folks, we are free to live authentically.

Being Transparent

Being Transparent

How open are you to others who want to bless you?

We must be open with each other, transparent, for this is the only way we're going to grow in the Lord.