Making Life Work for Your Family 2007 Archives

Living Simply

Living Simply

Where are you going to find real peace?

Paul Faulkner talks about finding real peace by living simply!

Vulnerable God

Vulnerable God

What touches you most about Jesus?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that Jesus attracts us to God because of his vulnerability and humanity.

The Person in the Mirror

The Person in the Mirror

How are you doing at this important dimension of love?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that we need to love ourself, properly care for ourselves and honor God by caring for his temple, if we are going to properly love others.

Chosen by God!

Chosen by God!

Imagine never being picked last!

Paul Faulkner reminds us that God chose us, and still chooses us, every time for his team.

Free to Serve

Free to Serve

If I am free, why would I want to be a servant?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that because of Jesus, even difficult tasks are a blessing to do.

Leaving a Legacy of Faith

Leaving a Legacy of Faith

What can we really leave our children?

Paul Faulkner talks about four gifts that we can give our children to pass on to them a living legacy.

Leaving the Past, Living the Kingdom

Leaving the Past, Living the Kingdom

How can I escape my past?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that we need to live for the present to help others and keep our focus on the matters of the Kingdom rather than let our lives get filled with regret for the past.

Losing Control

Losing Control

What's the ultimate loss of control?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that we have to give God control now, even though we fear it, because death comes and sooner or later we're going to have to yield control to him, now.

Almost Persuaded?

Almost Persuaded?

How long can we put it off?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that we need to decide to respond to Jesus now and honor him with our lives.

Married Singles

Married Singles

How do we get past the isolation?

Paul Faulkner reminds us of the importance of discussing and sharing what we believe with each other in marriage so we can truly become one.

Never Too Late

Never Too Late

How do you know there is still time to make a difference?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that it's never too late to make a difference in the lives of our family members if we will start today.

What's Really Important

What's Really Important

How do you know the difference?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that most folks miss the point of life entirely because they don't know what is really important.

Tragedy Can Bring Awareness

Tragedy Can Bring Awareness

What good can come out of this kind of mess?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that God can bring something good out of our grief and trials.

The Care and Feeding of Christian Servants

The Care and Feeding of Christian Servants

Why do we not take care of ourselves in our service to others?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that if we are going to keep being a servant to Christ and others, then we've got to care for ourselves and replenish what we are depleting in our service to others.

Perseverance

Perseverance

How did the snail get on the ark?

Paul Faulkner encourages us to press on and persevere.

Become a Builder

Become a Builder

Why tear down when you can build others up?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that we are put here to be a blessing to others and inspire, encourage, and build up, not tear down and criticize because the church, Jesus' community, is God's holy temple.

Words, Words, Words

Words, Words, Words

Looking to put the spin on something, then learn from this!

Paul Faulkner reminds us of the awesome power of words and our human ability to use them to distort the truth and anger God.

Sharing the Story of Our Lives

Sharing the Story of Our Lives

With whom have you shared your story?

Paul Faulkner writes about sharing our story and being vulnerable with others so we can have friends.

Be Intentional about What Matters Most

Be Intentional about What Matters Most

What is really most important in your family?`

Paul Faulkner reminds us that we have to be intentional or what we view as important gets lost in the busyness of life.

Upside Down is Right Side Up

Upside Down is Right Side Up

Jesus really could stire things up, couldn't he?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that Jesus turned things upside down adn stirred things up to bring God's blessings to others.

Become a Builder

Become a Builder

Why tear someone up when you can help them get on track?

Paul Faulkner reminds us of the preciousness of the church and how we must not criticize each other.

Getting Out of Trouble

Getting Out of Trouble

How in the world are you going to get out of this mess?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that temptation is something that gets worse when we give into it, especially lying, and yet God promises to help us find a way out of the mess.

Patience ... My Left Foot!

Patience ... My Left Foot!

How much do you really have?

Paul Faulkner tells about a paralyzed friend and his patience, but reminds us that all of us need patience if we are to be what God wants to grow us to be.

Good Things from Bad Situations?

Good Things from Bad Situations?

Came something good come from bad situations?

Paul Faulkner shares several good things about bad things helping us focus on what is important.

Facing Reality?

Facing Reality?

Most folks just don't want to think about this, but they're going to have to do so!

Paul Faulkner reminds us that funerals are great times for us to face the reality of our final destination.