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Lead with Gentleness, by Tom Norvell
In a society where parents are overwhelmed, overbooked, overworked, and overstressed, I can be a voice of gentleness!
A Time for Giving Thanks!, by Phil Ware
On this day when many pause with their families to give thanks to God, letís remember what the LORD God has done to bless us!
Your Part Is to Trust, by Max Lucado
Donít believe the voice in your head that says that itís up to you to do it or to overcome it.
Living Simply?, by Tom Norvell
The call to live simply and with contentment is not easy. I am not there, but Iím trying.
God Is Not Surprised!, by Tom Norvell
No matter where I go or what happens, God is not surprised, and He will not abandon His own!
His Words, Your Community, by Tom Norvell
It always brought tears to her eyes when she thought of the first part of Genesis.
God's Providence? Perhaps!, by Steve Higginbotham
Is this any less amazing than Paulís unlikely meeting with Onesimus?
A Tabulated List of Grace, by Max Lucado
Registered forgiveness! No humiliation! No shame!
Creation Speaks, by Jackie Halstead, Ph.D.
If we are willing, and if we allow ourselves the space to listen, Godís voice surrounds us.
I Will Cling to the Old Rugged Cross, by Phillip Morrison
Like him, and because of him, we live and die to live again.
More Deadly than Cancer, by Bill Sherrill
We fool ourselves into discounting the malignant threat of sin to our souls.
Breaking Through the Clouds, by Tom Norvell
If you find that you are surrounded by dark clouds and wonder if you will ever break through, keep believing.
Life Happens!, by Brian McCutchen
No one is exempt from lifeís challenges.
Every Heart a Manger, by Max Lucado
Have you invited him in?
The Story of Our Savior's Birth, by Scripture
Sometimes we just need to hear the familiar story told simply with fresh words.
The Perfect Tree, by Max Lucado
The search is on for the perfect Christmas tree!
A Thanksgiving Conversation, by Tom Norvell
What would a frank conversation between us and God about thankfulness look like?
I Have Found the Answer!, by Tom Norvell
Here's what seems to be most needed in our harsh and cruel world.
On Getting What We Deserve, by Patrick D. Odum
Fans sitting around him (some who had tried to make the catch themselves) berated him, threw beer and food at him, and threatened him.
Resurrection Sunday!, by The Life & Teachings of Jesus of Nazareth
Have you read the story lately?
Another Perspective, by Byron Ware
Was 2016 a hard year? So how are you going to face 2017?
A Christmas Invitation You Don't Want to Miss!, by Rick Brown
Hold on to your Christmas hat, because you've received the same invitation as the shepherds!
A Baby Changes..., by Rick Brown
When a child enters the world, that baby changes everything for everyone involved!
Something Greater to Come, by Phillip Morrison
Waiting for the Lord to come and realizing that his coming is clothed in love.
Christmas Can Bring Out the Best in Us!, by Brian McCutchen
The challenge is to help others celebrate Jesus 365 days a year.
Puppies for Sale and Hearts Open to Help, by Brian McCutchen
Moving from empathy to compassionate engagement!
Angels Among Us!, by Brian McCutchen
You never know who a stranger is or the special person who is helping you out of an embarrassing mess!
Staking God's Claim on Our Lives, by Steve Hemphill
God's Word is powerful in our lives when we go public with our faith and commitment to Him!
God Surrounds Us!, by Max Lucado
Will I be hard like a stone or open like a sponge to the ever-nearness of God?
Like Michelle!, by Brian McCutchen
How do we have an infectious love of people and life that it changes us and those around us?
Sitting Duck?, by Max Lucado
What if loneliness has an invitation for a great discovery about God?
A Spiritual MRI, by Max Lucado
Can I let go of my regrets, guilt, and shame?
Hurts of the Heart, by Max Lucado
Is your storehouse of anger doing you any good? Are you happier? Better? More fun to be with?
Where Is the Love?, by Tom Norvell
Why is this one question not asked more about... everything?
You Be You!, by Max Lucado
Don't try to be someone else, God made you to be you for his purposes.
God's Claim on You!, by Max Lucado
No matter what anyone else may say about you, you are precious to your Creator!
A Tiny Seed, A Tiny Deed, by Max Lucado
Don't let your self-doubt rob God of His miraculous power through you!
The Unspoken Source of Anxiety, by Max Lucado
How can we lay down this concrete block that weighs us down and sinks our lives?
Remember Your Worth, by Max Lucado
You have been chosen by Christ for an eternity-long relationship!
He Did It for You!, by Max Lucado
Why would Jesus face all that he faced when He could have stopped it with a word?
God's Masterpiece, by Max Lucado
Don't view yourself as less than who God says you are!
His Perpetual Presence, by Max Lucado
He longs to go with you, wherever and whenever...
Temptation, by Brian McCutchen
In an age that has lost any sense of sin, why worry about temptation?
A Plea to Fellow Believers, by Tom Norvell
If you could ask your fellow believers one thing, what would that be?
Ready for Anything That Comes, by Phillip Morrison
Here is someone whose faith has stood the test of time and continues to display that faith in the face of great challenges.
YOU Matter to God, by Brian McCutchen
Sometimes we just need to be reminded that we matter.
The Hard Process of Healing, by Max Lucado
Why do I have to do something this hard?
Don't Settle for a Small Destiny, by Max Lucado
What do we let define us, call or catastrophe?
You Will Get Through This!, by Max Lucado
Life is hard, but God is great at helping us get THROUGH life's toughest challenges!
Our Healing Strength, by Phillip Morrison
How do we look beyond the horizon of our own earth-bound circumstances?
His Hands Will Touch You, Too!, by Max Lucado
When you see this man, who do you see?
The Parable of the Birds, by Phillip Morrison
This white Christmas revels more than a snowman.
Good News for Christmas, by Rick Brown
In the dark night of the soul or caught in the foggy haze of confusion, is there good news for me?
Your Invitation to a Year with Jesus, by Phil Ware
Spend a year journeying through the New Testament with Jesus.
A Call Has Been Made on My Life, by Phillip Morrison
Dr. Kent Brantly and how to help.
Sometimes There Are No Answers, by Tom Norvell
What do you do when you can't figure out the answer?
A Saved Life, by Brian McCutchen
Have you seen someone pass from death to life?
Easter Clothes, by Rick Brown
What kind of clothes did Jesus wear that first Easter Sunday.
More than a Gamble over Clothes, by Phil Ware
Is there a higher gamble that one can make in life?
Sweet Redemption, by Phillip Morrison
What does it mean to really be redeemed?
Broken Things, by Russ Lawson
What good are things when they are broken?
Life Among the Outcasts, by Rubel Shelly
Where does your church meet?
Worship Is a Lifestyle, by Brian McCutchen
It's not a Sunday morning deal we make with God!
Who Can We Trust?, by Tom Norvell
In a world of deception, spin, and verbal hedging, is there anyone we can trust?
Losing the Hidden Weight in 2014, by Ron Rose
What are you carrying around unnecessarily in your hidden weight?
A Gift Worth Re-gifting?, by Tom Norvell
Is there really a Christmas gift worth regifting?
Be Careful with this Gift!, by Rick Brown
What gift at Christmas can get you in the most trouble?
That Star?, by Patrick D. Odum
Is this really the Christmas star?
Exchanging Your Christmas Dream for a Bigger One, by Rick Brown
Does God really have a bigger dream for you than He gave Joseph and Mary?
Forgiveness, by Phillip Morrison
Why would they let the person responsible for their son's death off the hook?
Silence at Christmas to Listen, by Rick Brown
If we listen, it is not so silent a night at Christmas!
Consecrated?, by Patrick D. Odum
Black Friday a part of Thanksgiving, really?
The Rabbi's Nudge about Thanksgiving, by Rick Brown
So can we learn to be more thankful?
This Treasure Is up for Grabs, by Ron Rose
Treasure among all the garbage?
Illness, My Teacher, by Jackie Halstead, Ph.D.
Can anything good come from being sick?
Blessed Assurance, by Phillip Morrison
Where is your certainty found?
Practice the Wine of Kindness, by Rick Brown
What would you have done with the jugs of water?
God's Redeeming Love!, by Brian McCutchen
We must never forget God's most consistent message to each of us!
Fighting Terror, by David Capes
Will technology be the difference?
Help?, by Phil Ware
Do we notice or care?
You Were Born to be You!, by Tom Norvell
Why are you here? What is your purpose? Can you know?
So Glad God Doesn't Require a Smartphone, by Max Lucado
Which smartphone does God require of us?
I've Been Wanting to Talk to You, by Phillip Morrison
Been talking to anyone about the Lord lately?
Willing!, by Patrick D. Odum
If you are willing and able, Jesus can make you clean?
Influence: Not a Church Word!, by Ron Rose
Can we really start over?
When Did God Change?, by Brian McCutchen
Is it me, or has God changed his opinion on grace?
You'd Do It All Again, by Max Lucado
Why pay such a high price and take such a big risk?
Check Your Assumptions, by Ron Rose
Why trust in a God we cannot see and seems to never do us any miracles?
What's Keeping You from Joining the†Party, by Rick Brown
Have you missed the story about the other son?
A Light to Bring You Safely Home, by Larry Davies
Can we be delivered from our darkness.
Protective Covering?, by Tom Norvell
What's clouding your vision?
Stop by the Lobby and See My Underwear!, by Phillip Morrison
What a strange way to get folks to a display on Memorial Day!
In Need of a Transplant, by Rick Brown
What does the doctor hear when he hears your heartbeat?
It's just a little Thing... not Really!, by Tom Norvell
When are little things not little things -- most of the time!
Getting It Wrong, by Russ Lawson
Come on, now, 'fess up to the truth -- it's liberating!
Prayer: Warrior or Weakling?, by Rick Brown
Does prayer feel like sand getting kicked in your face?
Knowing Your Role in the Game of Life, by Rick Brown
What position are you trying to play in life's big game?
A Cry from the Hills of Judea, by Bill Sherrill
What could change everything?
Standing on the Edge of a new Adventure, by Ron Rose
What does God have in store for this New Year?
Looking for Jesus at Christmas, by Rick Brown
Whatever happened to the reason for the season?
Stealth Listening, by Ron Rose
Listening is essential for the miracle to happen!
Learning to Live the Life God Blesses, by Rick Brown
So how does this all fit with prayer?
Why Doesn't God Answer My Prayers?, by Ron Rose
What happened to Jesus' promise?
Powerless?, by Tom Norvell
What do you do when you don't have the strength to do the next thing?
Up!, by Rick Brown
Haven't you stayed down long enough?
Outlive Yourself, by Steve Higginbotham
Andy and Barney will live on in our memories for a long time!
Only a Moment Away from a Miracle?, by Rick Brown
What happens when we invite Jesus into our messes and offer him what we have?
Be Strong and Courageous, by Tom Norvell
No matter what you are facing, God has a message for you!
Which Kind Are You?, by Thom Lemmons
Are there really two kinds?
Did You Learn This in Sunday School?, by Ron Rose
How about this for the discovery of all life has for you?
Creating a Movement, by Rick Brown
How in the world did they do this?
Take No Thought?, by Tom Norvell
So what are we supposed to think about if not this?
Be a Neighbor this Week!, by Rick Brown
Who will you show God's love today?
Bribery, Cursing, and Lying, by Brian McCutchen
What do you see around Jesus?
The Ember, by Russ Lawson
Will you let the fire go out?
The Core Necessity of Faith, by Ron Rose
Are you ready for the leap from the lion's head?
Scuba-Posers and Jesus-Followers, by Rick Brown
Tired of sitting on the dock? Then jump in!
Father, Your Servant Is Listening, by Tom Norvell
How will I get everything done on my to do list?
FUD, by Russ Lawson
These three lurk in the shadows seeking to derail us and do us in.
Change in the Wind, by Ron Rose
How will you face the winds of change?
What You Need to Move Ahead, by Rick Brown
Does the New Year already seem like an old one?
A Manger, A Cross, and an Empty Tomb, by Bill Sherrill
How could it happen like this?
When You're an Old Coot, by Russ Lawson
Some negative descriptions actually may be good!
Thankful for the Mercies, by Rick Brown
Here's something you don't want to forget at the table of thanks today!
The Secret Reason for Thanksgiving, by Ron Rose
The surprise of finding joy in tough places!
Good News for Our Broken World, by Brian McCutchen
What hope is left when life is shattered?
More Than Religious Jargon, by Ron Rose
Come on now, let's really glorify God!
Tired of the Ugliness?, by Ron Rose
We have some choices, so what will we choose?
An Expiry Date, by Russ Lawson
So what is yours?
Leaving the Classroom and Living the Life, by Rick Brown
Sooner or later, we have to leave school and start living what we know!
The Home Stretch, by Tom Norvell
Make that last effort to make it home!
Treasure Hunters, by Patrick D. Odum
What are you searching for?
He Did Not Retaliate, by Tom Norvell
How did he hold back his power?
Got a Problem with God?, by Ron Rose
Are you willing to find some answers?
Finding Help When Devastation Hits, by Rick Brown
What does this have to do with Phil Campbell
Spiritual Zombies, by Ron Rose
Isn't it time to live -- I mean, really be alive!
We Need Rest, by Tom Norvell
Don't you sense this need?
A Day for Thanks and Prayer, by Scripture
What does freedom mean?
Remembering, by Biblical Reflections
Every sacrifice matters, that's why he came!
So What Do You Collect?, by Ron Rose
Everyone collects something, why not fingerprints left by God?
The Face of Jesus, by Brian McCutchen
What does Jesus look like?
Unchanging, by Pasquale R. Mingarelli
In the world of chaotic change, is there anything predictable and dependable?
10 Things to Do with Elevator Time, by Ron Rose
Have you ever redeemed your time on an elevator?
Come with Me!, by Tom Norvell
Is there any way to step off the treadmill a minute?
The One Another Passages, by The Scriptures
We can't make it without each other!
I Love You, by God
What is the greatest Valentine you have ever received?
A Dry Time, by Tom Norvell
Who around you needs more than just a drink?
Committed or Comfortable?, by Rick Brown
What do we need to get us to stretch out a bit?
A Walk with Our Shepherd, by Anonymous
What does it really mean for us?
Sometimes Some Things Don't Change, by Tom Norvell
What do you do when you don't know what to do?
Beyond Understanding, by Bill Sherrill
What do you do with what you cannot fully fathom?
Trust?, by Patrick D. Odum
I'm not sure I'm that trusting: are you?
Has Thanksgiving Been Co-opted?, by Ron Rose
We should give thanks?
Feast or Fear? Pushing Past Our Fear with Faith and Perseverance, by Pasquale R. Mingarelli
Why not take the high way to feasting?
A Small Man, a Big Day, by Patrick D. Odum
Who would have thought he would be out on a limb?
How Would You Draw Your Face?, by Bill Sherrill
Do you have a long face?
True Peace, by Bill Sherrill
Do you have the God who is there through everything?
Time for a Wilderness Calling, by Ron Rose
Can you handle this truth?
Old Spice Evangelism, by Patrick D. Odum
How do you reach everyone with so many different tastes?
An Encouraging Place?, by Brian McCutchen
So why do we get together, anyway?
Mental Block?, by Ron Rose
Do you have a mental block or are you just locked in a box?
Beauty in Black and White, by Pasquale R. Mingarelli
Can you see the beauty here?
Getting a Firm Grip, by Russ Lawson
Are you holding on to God?
The Conversation that Changes Lives, by Ron Rose
What can melt our hearts and let God find us?
The Way, by Patrick D. Odum
Are you just circling?
No Regrets, by Mike Barres
It's not too late to start today!
In the Good Hands of God, by Bill Sherrill
He can do far more than our worry can ever do!
An Unshakable Life, by Tom Norvell
Wouldn't you put this list up on your refrigerator
Renewal and Spring, by Pasquale R. Mingarelli
A powerful image of renewal!
The Burden & Blessing of Prayer, by Tom Norvell
A hard night leads to a great time of prayer.
A Simple Phone Call, by Tom Norvell
Isn't it amazing the difference one simple phone call can make?
Does God Play Bingo?, by Ron Rose
What is your letter?
The One Another Passages, by The Scriptures
We can't make it without each other!
Eyes for the Unknown, by Ron Rose
What's there to fear except the fear of being afraid?
Look at Your Life, by Tom Norvell
What are people goig to find?
Delight, by Patrick D. Odum
Why in the world would someone do this?
The Things You Planned for Us!, by Tom Norvell
What's the plan?
Forgotten Kindness, Forgotten Love?, by Mike Barres
When is the last time you let God know how much you love Him?
Living in the Misunderstood Kingdom, by Ron Rose
What would you say after the coffee shop bomb?
Created to Do Good Works, by Tom Norvell
Why do we have such a strong urge to do good?
Solving the Big Mystery, by Ron Rose
When is the last time you stared into the face of God?
The God Who Sees and Cares, by Patrick D. Odum
Are we ministering beyond the curse?
What's Your Purpose?, by Tom Norvell
Is there something more than being saved from sin?
Celebrating Life!, by Phil Ware
How do we truly celebrate life?
What Our Lives Proclaim, by Russ Lawson
What are your habits, patterns, and companions communicating to others?
How Can We Best Prepare for 2010?, by Larry Davies
How can we be prepared for the year ahead!
A Small Step?, by Tom Norvell
When's the last time you stepped out to begin, even if the step was small?
The Other Nine, by Patrick D. Odum
Wonder what all those other guys did?
Drafting Your Thanksgiving Fantasy Team, by Ron Rose
This is a team we can all be thankful for!
Grace?, by Danny Sims
How can we receive grace and still be so ungracious?
Beyond the Clouds, by Tom Norvell
Can you see beyond the storm clouds in your life
Good without God?, by Patrick D. Odum
So who do you need to be good?
Living Abundantly, by Tom Norvell
Have you found it?
The Ig Nobel Awards, by Patrick D. Odum
If it's not Nobel, is it ignoble?
All Who Are Weary, by Tom Norvell
Is there any place to get some rest?
Well Done!, by Tom Norvell
Don't you just love to hear the words said to you!
Can You See It?, by Ron Rose
Are you looking beyond the ugliness of the age to find something more?
Playing Second Fiddle?, by Russ Lawson
Why is it so hard to not be the one recognized?
Gratitude that Costs Us Something, by Patrick D. Odum
How can we be thankful without doing something significant?
Wait in Expectation, by Tom Norvell
How are you at your wait?
Beyond that Helpless Feeling, by Tom Norvell
What do you do when you can't do what needs to be done?
Have You Heard these Words?, by Ron Rose
Just a few words and our presence can make all the difference in the world!
Action!, by Patrick D. Odum
Does faith really show itself with actions?
Lord, Please Hear Our Prayers, by Tom Norvell
When's the last time you waited on the Lord in prayer?
Cancelled Debt, by Patrick D. Odum
It's not just forgiven, it's cancelled!
Dead Wood Burning, by Mike Barres
Are you dead enough to catch on fire?
Do People Hear What Your Life Is Saying?, by Russ Lawson
What is the major message of your life?
Are You Weary?, by Tom Norvell
Why do we begin so many weeks so tired?
His Strength in My Weakness, by Tom Norvell
How can weakness be our moment of greatest strength?
Addicted to Legalism, by Ron Rose
Are you addicted to the religious games we play?
What the Dying Reveal to Us about the Trinity, by Scott Owings
How can we see movement in stillness?
There Is No Tomorrow, by Bill Sherrill
Does it really make any difference?
I'll Be Happy When?, by Russ Lawson
What are you waiting for?
I've Got Nothing!, by Tom Norvell
What do you do when you don't feel like you have anything to offer?
Always Saying the Right Thing, by Russ Lawson
Is this even possible?
Who Will Roll Away the Stone, by Bill Sherrill
Was there any reason to expect a good Sunday?
Under the Passover Moon, by Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg
So why did those friends of Jesus fall asleep on him?
In God We Still Trust, by Russ Lawson
You may not be Moses, but isn't God still God?
Compliment Guys, by Patrick D. Odum
Now aren't you nice!?
And the Cure Is ..., by Ron Rose
What can help us get over us?
True Peace, by Bill Sherrill
What happens after I leave the calm place?
Emergency?, by Patrick D. Odum
Is this really a situation that demands a 911 call?
Only a Keystroke Away, by Russ Lawson
Are our emails, IM's, and text messages really enough?
Full Disclosure, by Mike Barres
Would you have come clean?
Dibs, by Patrick D. Odum
Where are you going to park in Chicago anyway?
From 'Now What?' to 'What's Next?', by Ron Rose
Why do we keep getting up?
Get Our Hopes Up, by Tom Norvell
How do we find the bright lining in the dark clouds?
God Has a Plan for Us, by Tom Norvell
Where do you fit into God's plan?
The Ally of God's Grace, by Bill Denton
When's the last time you heard a call for real life change?
Sawdust and Two-by-Fours, by Patrick D. Odum
What are we overlooking in ourselves to criticize others?
In Christ, by Patrick D. Odum
God does the unthinkable to bless us immeasurably, in Christ!
That He Might Be Glorified, by Donna Riggs
How can such a disaster be a time for glorifying God?
Wake Up Call, by Russ Lawson
Are we awake or have we chosen to fall asleep?
Air Traffic Controller, by Tom Norvell
How will we make it through?
Because We Are Human, by Tom Norvell
What is the purpose of God sending Jesus?
Don't Let the Grass Grow Here!, by Danny Sims
Where does your private path lead?
Sell Your Soul?, by Teresa Bell Kindred
I didn't know there was anything you couldn't sell on eBay?
Having a Merry Christmas?, by Tony Thompson
So is it really merry and bright?
Room at the Manger, by Patrick D. Odum
Have you seen His star?
Baby. God., by Danny Sims
A different, staccato take on the whole event!
It's Almost Time ..., by Tom Norvell
Are you ready for the big day to arrive?
Be Not Afraid, by Russ Lawson
How can we not be afraid in times like this?
A Step, by Tom Norvell
Remember, it is a beginning!
How Less Becomes More, by Rubel Shelly
How in the world does having less mean having more?
Brother, Can You Spare a Light, by Bill Sherrill
Don't curse the darkness, but light a candle!
Out of the Box Christmas, by Phil Ware
How do you make Christmas more what it's really for?
The Lord Is Gracious, by Tom Norvell
How loving and rich and gracious is our God?
Communifaking, by Bill Denton
Are you telling it straight with God, or bending the truth a little?
The Lord Is Faithful, by Tom Norvell
Can you depend upon anyone any more?
A Matter of Perspective, by Bill Sherrill
What is your point of view?
Here I Am, Please Send Someone Else, by Mike Barres
How do we face down our own inadequacies for the challenges we face?
The Lord Is Great!, by Tom Norvell
Have you told other generations this glorious truth?
The Least I Can Do?, by Rob Woodfin
How do we move beyond election partisanship to moral change?
A Prayer for My Words, by Tom Norvell
What's going to come out of our mouths next?
If the Lord Kept Records, by Tom Norvell
Aren't you glad God forgives?
Our Eyes Look to the Lord, by Tom Norvell
Where can you go in times like this?
Things Jesus Might Say!, by Danny Sims
When the Dow swings nearly 1,000 points in a day, what would Jesus say?
A Little Spunk Needed?, by Rob Frazier
Isn't this what we need instead of hand-wringing?
My Help Comes from the Lord, by Tom Norvell
Our help comes when we act on God's promises!
Don't Lose Focus, by Mike Barres
What distracts you most easily?
So Who Are You Afraid Of?, by Tom Norvell
How do you deal with the fear>
More Than Everything, by Rob Woodfin
How do you solve the unsolvable and not remain anxious?
Facing Life's Uh-oh's, by Ron Rose
What do you do when the problems come?
Having a Human Experience, by Russ Lawson
What if we approached life as if the spiritual was the most real world?
Stressed Out, by Patrick D. Odum
So how are you going to avoid it happening to you?
Root Rot, by Mike Barres
Can you get too much of a good thing?
Now that the Waters Have Receded, by Phil Ware
What can we do to help?
A Choice, by Tom Norvell
Do I really have a choice in my day?
Moving Things Around, by Mike Barres
Have you adjusted your schedule to reflect your priorities?
We are His People!, by Tom Norvell
Do we act like it?
Post 9-11, Prayer, & Politics, by Phil Ware
Are you ready for the bumpy ride?
When You Have Lost It All, by Russ Lawson
So what have you lost?
Wake Up Call?, by Russ Lawson
Is the alarm sounding in your life?
God's Surprising Grace, by Danny Sims
Can you believe we find this all over the Old Testament?
Dare to Dream, by Tom Norvell
Do you dare dream for the road ahead?
Symbol and Reality, by Bill Sherrill
Just how important is the cross as a symbol?
Bent Out of Shape, by Patrick D. Odum
How bent are you?
Of Grasshoppers and Giants, by Russ Lawson
How do we overcome our giants
The Power of Human Kindness, by Rubel Shelly
Can kindness really melt the heart of stone?
Lord, Help Me Look Ahead, by Tom Norvell
Why is it so easy to look backward instead of forward?
Where Do I Go from Here?, by Tom Norvell
Where can you go when there's no place left to go?
The View from a Troubled Heart, by Bill Sherrill
What can we really see from where we are right now?
Selling Your Soul, by Patrick D. Odum
So what are you really worth?
The Failure of List-keeping, by Bill Denton
Why do we trade our Lord in for our lists?
Donkeys Kicking, Sharks Attacking, Airplanes Falling, by Russ Lawson
What do donkeys, sharks, and airplanes have in common?
Freed!, by Straight from the Bible
A biblical reminder of our ultimate freedom.
Set Free, by Tom Norvell
Where can I find true freedom?
Who Thanks God for This?, by Bill Sherrill
How can you see so clearly when your eyes have no sight?
Faith: Growing in the Right Direction, by Russ Lawson
So where is your faith growing?
In the Cool of the Day, by Tom Norvell
Where are you trying to hide?
The Frantic Pursuit of Rest, by Bill Sherrill
Why does it seem to get farther away while we run faster to chase it?
Very Good!, by Patrick D. Odum
Can't God do any better work than human beings?
The Aroma of Christ, by Tom Norvell
So what do you smell like today?
The Fred Factor, by Steve Higginbotham
How many opportunities will you miss today?
Clutter, by Larry Davies
What am I supposed to do with all this mess?
Honor, by Bill Denton
Why would she tell the President to get his feet off her table?
Living Water, by Tom Norvell
Who can satisfy our parched souls?
Learning from Our 'Mistaks', by Mike Barres
What have you learned from your mistakes?
Jesus Is the Same, by Tom Norvell
Why does everything have to change all the time?
Place of Quiet Rest, by Bill Sherrill
Do you have such a place?
Real Perseverance, by Mike Barres
Do we even know what it means to truly persevere?
Content with the Patriots, by Patrick D. Odum
Would you wear the castoffs of the losers?
The Prayers Are Ended, by Tom Norvell
When it all goes in the box, how will your prayers end?
Keep on Speaking, by Tom Norvell
What will it take to make you back down?
Quality People, by Bill Denton
Who do you have in your life?
East from West, by Warren Baldwin
How far can our sin be gone?
No Room for Death?, by Patrick D. Odum
Is there room beyond the cemetery plot for you?
Impossible?, by Tom Norvell
Are you too young to know it is impossible?
One Phone Call, by Russ Lawson
Why wait to the last minute to make the call?
The Question That Matters Most, by Russ Lawson
What kind of questions have you been asking lately?
The Center of God's Will, by Tom Norvell
Is this really a safe place?
Whom Shall I Fear?, by Tom Norvell
What are you so worried about?
The God of Power, by Bill Sherrill
Do you really believe in the God of power?
Trust His Timing, by Tom Norvell
Don't you find it hard to wait?
Human Nature?, by Russ Lawson
So is our human nature really all that bad?
Last Hour, by Patrick D. Odum
Are you ready?
Flexible Trees, by Mike Barres
Can you sway without breaking or falling?
Where to Find Peace?, by Tom Norvell
Where do you find peace in a world as troubled as ours?
Marking Time, by Russ Lawson
How restless are you when things run overtime?
Do You See What I See?, by Mike Barres
Now that Christmas is over, can you see Jesus?
Peace?, by Tom Norvell
Have you found the source of peace for every season?
It's Still Christmas, by Rubel Shelly
Don't let go of Christmas!
With Us!, by Bill Denton
Where did God most clearly reveal Himself?
A Jesus Sign?, by Patrick D. Odum
How are your neighbors going to know?
Just Beyond My Vision, by Tom Norvell
As I drove along the highway on the brow of one of the mountains near us, I would occasionally look to my left catching a glimpse of the view. Every-once-in-a-while, there would be a break in the tree line and I could see for miles across the valley below
Human Interface Device, by Russ Lawson
Does this make sense to you?
Praise the Lord, by Tom Norvell
Do we have to have a special reason?
They're Expecting You, by Rubel Shelly
So really, why go?
Falling Leaves, by Mike Barres
Is death always an intrusion and a tragedy?
Checking Off Boxes?, by Russ Lawson
How can we move away from this demeaning habit?
The Value of Small, by Tom Norvell
How much do you value small things?
Rest for the Weary, by Tom Norvell
Where can we turn when we are worn out and discouraged?
Praise the Lord Anyway, by Mike Barres
How in the world can you praise the Lord at a time like this?
It Won't Ever Happen to Us!, by Larry Zinck
Why is it so easy for us to live in denial?
A Cup of Cool Water, by Phil Ware
How can we help?
A Rose by Any Other Name Might Be ... Jim!, by Patrick D. Odum
So what really is your name?
Is It Time Yet?, by Russ Lawson
Does he really act at just the right time?
The Final Flight, by Russ Lawson
What's your ultimate destination?
The Brevity of Life, by Tom Norvell
Don't the years seem to pass more quickly now?
Igniting People's Passion, by Larry Davies
What does it take to set your church on fire?
Missing It, by Tom Norvell
How badly have you missed it or messed it up?
Beauty in Silence, by Rubel Shelly
What can be said without words?
Consider Your Words, by Tom Norvell
How many words are too many words?
Servin' Safari, by Patrick D. Odum
Now what are we hunting on this one?
Spiritually Muddled, by Mike Barres
How clear is your thinking?
The Comforter, by Russ Lawson
Where can I find the strength and comfort I need?
Do Not Lose Heart!, by Tom Norvell
Some words you just have to repeat until you believe!
Luxury Addiction, by Patrick D. Odum
How much has your stuff become your owner?
Can Words Have Authority?, by Russ Lawson
Can anyone actually speak with real authority today?
I Take It Back, by Tom Norvell
Sometimes we wish we could put the genie back into the bottle!
What Matters Most?, by Tom Norvell
So what's the real gist of the problem?
Beyond Herding Ducks, by Russ Lawson
Sometimes being a turkey isn't so bad after all!
Waiting Can Be a Blessing!, by Tom Norvell
How hard is it really to wait for this?
Explaining the Unexplainable, by Patrick D. Odum
How can we make sense of something this awful?
A Selfish Christian?, by Mike Barres
Isn't this an oxymoron?
Real Rest, by Tom Norvell
Can you really find it?
When Endings Are Complicated, God Is Still Gracious, by Ron Rose
What do you do when the endings are not always happy ones?
How Long, Lord?, by Tom Norvell
Can you keep hanging in there?
When Tragedy Strikes, by Larry Davies
Where is God in the middle of these tragedies?
God Is Our Hope, by Tom Norvell
When you sift through the rubble, what hope do you find?
Who Do You Hate?, by Bill Denton
So why do we deny it instead of addressing it in our lives?
How Old Do You Want To Be?, by Russ Lawson
So how is your retirement plan?
Bless Your Heart!, by Jane Vincenzi
Whose heart are you blessing these days?
The Clutter of Activity, by Jane Vincenzi
Are all your activities getting in the way of your life?
Closer Than You Think, by Rubel Shelly
How far have you gone to find what you are looking for?
WAIT!, by Mike Barres
Isn't it hard to wait on anything, but especially the Lord?
Everything Is Yours!, by Tom Norvell
How much difference should it make in our lives to know it all is ours?
Making the Best of It, by Mike Barres
How do you handle hard times?
Same and Different, by Rubel Shelly
How are we all the same and yet all different?
Life is Short, by Patrick D. Odum
Is your life actually going to be very short?
Seasoned with Salt, by Russ Lawson
Can others tell your faith through ypur speech?
Filled with Compassion, by Tom Norvell
Can you wait?
Avoiding the Drift, by Ron Rose
Are you drifting off the mark?
Dumb Questions We Ask after a Tragedy, by Rubel Shelly
Why do we keep allowing people to ask these things?
Laughing Jesus?, by Russ Lawson
How often have you pictured Jesus laughing?
Resurrection Day!, by The Life & Teachings of Jesus of Nazareth
Have you read the story lately?
Spring!, by Bill Sherrill
Have you experienced the rebirth of life?
When Does Day Begin?, by Rubel Shelly
So how soon is it till dawn?
The Hanging of Randal Batey, by Russ Lawson
How is your perception?
Betting on the Wrong Horse!, by Russ Lawson
In whom or on what are you betting your life?
It's About Seeing Us!, by Rubel Shelly
Do you see and listen to these folks around you?
A Visit Over Coffee, by Joey Cope
Who was she really talking with?
The Fullest Possible Way, by Tom Norvell
Where do these ups and downs come from, anyway?
I Was Robbed!, by Steve Higginbotham
How important to you is your stuff?
From the Window Seat, by Tom Norvell
What can you see from where you are sitting?
Happiness?, by Rubel Shelly
Can we really find true happiness here?
How Was Your Weekend?, by Russ Lawson
So did your weekend leave you refreshed or deplete?
The Jesus Filter, by Russ Lawson
How do you process things these days?
Not a Total Loss, by Tom Norvell
How much would you have lost?
In This World, by Tom Norvell
Where can we find peace with what we are facing right now?
Stuck at the Tracks, by Russ Lawson
Is your life stuck at the light?
Lord, Change Us -- Change Me!, by Tom Norvell
Has God really grabbed your heart enough to change your life?
Understanding What Is Really Important, by Russ Lawson
Beyond Google to God?
Invitations, by Bill Sherrill
Will you accept this one, it's still valid!
Flexible, by Mike Barres
Just how much can you bend with life's strong winds?
A Moment, by Tom Norvell
Will you be ready when your moment comes?
Seasons, by Bill Sherrill
What season do you find yourself in today?
Prayer for the New Year, by Tom Norvell
What are you praying for this year?
Jerks and the Secret of Sturdy Faith, by Larry Davies
How in the world do we really overcome resentment?
Gallows?, by Patrick D. Odum
Why in the world would anyone keep this around in their basement?
Buy Your Own Gifts!, by Alan Smith
Anything in your Christmas envelope?
Not Fair!, by Patrick D. Odum
What do you and where do you go when life isn't fair?
Make Their Journey Easier, by Mike Barres
What are you doing to help those around you?
Walk!, by Patrick D. Odum
Can you walk this walk from now on?
What Do You Expect?, by Tom Norvell
How in the world are we supposed to know what God expects of us?
Curing the Sin Virus, by Bill Sherrill
Where in the world did those horrible computer viruses come from anyway?
I Owe You the Truth, by Rubel Shelly
Is there ever a time not to tell the truth?
Will the Hurt Never End?, by Tom Norvell
How long will all this mess last, anyway?
Is Faith a Form of Pretending?, by Rubel Shelly
Is our faith merely wishful thinking and make believe?
Clay or Collectible, by Bill Sherrill
Can we ever be more than a lump of clay or a collection of dust?
Working on Your Soul, by Rubel Shelly
What in the world does Ray Romano have to do with soulwork?
I Need You Every Hour, by Tom Norvell
Are you this desperate for God?
Straight Lines with Crooked Sticks, by Rubel Shelly
How in the world can you make something straight out of something crooked?
HALT, by Mike Barres
What do you do when you are emotionally on fire?
Simple Dignity, by Rubel Shelly
Sometimes the most profound grace is based on simple action.
The Cool of the Day, by Bill Sherrill
Have you been refreshed in the presence of the Lord lately?
Hey, Clark Kent!, by Rubel Shelly
Why in the world would someone want to be an umpire?
I'm Full!, by Tom Norvell
Are you still hungry or have you found a way to be full?
A Little Lower, Please, by Rubel Shelly
How good are you at your communication skills?
Feeling Good about Feeling Bad?, by Mike Barres
Can you actually feel good about your sorrow for sin?
I Need More Stuff, by Rubel Shelly
How much is enough for you?
Hear the Echo?, by Larry Davies
What will people hear from you?
Useful, by Patrick D. Odum
Do you sometimes feel useless?
Your View of God, by Rubel Shelly
So what do you mean when you say
Take Heart!, by Tom Norvell
What can you hang on to when your world is filled with troubles?
The Ultimate Cop-out, by Rubel Shelly
How can you explain this away so nonchalantly?
Fragrance, by Patrick D. Odum
What, or who, do you smell like?
Upside-Down World, by Rubel Shelly
Are we really seeing things all that clearly?
Letter from a Thief, by Patrick D. Odum
What do you do when you've truly wronged someone else?
Helpless but not Hopeless, by Tom Norvell
Do you sometimes feel helpless?
Never the Same, by Tom Norvell
Are you ready to have your life changed?
When All Your Plans Come Crashing Down, by Patrick D. Odum
Is this any way to propose marriage?
Suffering the Consequences?, by Russ Lawson
Are you tired of having to pay the piper?
One Brick at a Time, by Larry Zinck
How do you get everything done in life?
The Fingerprints of God, by Jane Vincenzi
Can you see them, they're everywhere?
Who's Driving?, by Russ Lawson
Who is driving your life?
She Knew, by Tom Norvell
What do you know about God?
Looking for Answers, by Russ Lawson
How in the world are you going to decide your biggest life questions?
Clear Conscience, by Jeff Lee
How well do you feel about where you are right now?
Expanding Your Circle of Friends, by Rubel Shelly
How big is your circle?
No Strings Attached, by Mike Barres
Will we help others in the same way that Jesus did?
What Was She Thinking?, by Rubel Shelly
Can you imagine what in the world these people had in mind?
Class of 1966, by Katha Winther
Wow, where did all these old people come from?
No Longer New?, by Tom Norvell
How long can you keep the newness alive?
Expanding Your Circle of Friends, by Rubel Shelly
Are you connected an expanding circle of friends?
Take a God Break, by Russ Lawson
When's the last time you shut everything down and sought to be alone with God?
The Mercy Bank, by Mike Barres
How well do you show genuine mercy toward those who let you down?
Make a Right Judgment, by Tom Norvell
Why do you want to make so many snap judgments about things?
Perfectly Honest, by Steve Higginbotham
Are you telling the truth ... the whole truth?
Religion at Traffic Lights, by Rubel Shelly
How is your worship in traffic?
Simplicity and Prayer, by Bill Sherrill
Why do we make things so complex?
Blessed!, by Patrick D. Odum
Are you lucky or just blessed?
So What's the Point of the Bible?, by Danny Sims
Do you really know why God gave us the Bible?
A Broken Mug, by Tom Norvell
What can we learn from a broken coffee cup?
A Time for Every Purpose, by Steve Higginbotham
What 15 is it in your life?
A Lighthouse, by Larry Davies
Can you see the light from where you are?
Don't Forget to Vote, by Rubel Shelly
So who will win the election you're voting in today?
Hearing God's Call to Financial Renewal, by Sean K. Mitchell
Are you ready to do what Jesus asks you to do with his money?
Secrets of 'The Jesus Code', by Rubel Shelly
Do you know the secrets they religious are trying to supress?
Poison Ivy, by Mike Barres
Are you playing with poison?
Thanks for Helping, Mr. Brown, by Rubel Shelly
You mean there really are some benefits from The Da Vinci Code?
Impact the World!, by Rubel Shelly
Want to change the world, then start here!
Spirit-Filled, by Bill Sherrill
Is there any other kind of Christian?
Fruitcake of the Heart, by Patrick D. Odum
So what are you doing holding on to that in your heart?
God's Still, Small Voice, by Rubel Shelly
Can you hear God in the rush of your daily grind?
Address Unknown?, by Russ Lawson
Can we live like we know for sure?
The Blessing of the Powerless, by Tom Norvell
What blessing can there be in powerlessness?
Unremembered Friends, by Russ Lawson
What if we actually treated everyone we meet as if they were friends?
Knowing What to Say, by Tom Norvell
How do you know in tough circumstances exactly what to say?
Words and the Internet, by Bill Sherrill
How long will what you have written actually live?
The Devil Made Me Do It!, by Rubel Shelly
Who are you blaming for your messes?
Lord, Teach Me To Pray!, by Larry Davies
Have you asked Him to help you with this important task?
What if We Can?, by Danny Sims
Is there any way to really reach the whole world?
10 Years, by Paul Lee
Wow, where have the years really gone?
Your Will Be Done, by Tom Norvell
Can you really pray this every single day?
Get Out of the Car!, by Ron Rose
Would you have just driven on by in your car?
Failure Notice, by Kathy Bailey
Do you feel like your prayers bounced and came back to you?
He Has No Hold on Me, by Tom Norvell
Are you truly free?
He Is Lord, by Mike Barres
Do you want the Lord without the Lordship?
What They See Is What You Really Love, by Russ Lawson
What do you really love?
Transparency, by Paul Faulkner
How can they know your love if you don't share yourself?
The Task at Hand, by Rubel Shelly
How can we begin to help in a world so full of hurt?
God in the Dark, by Michele Howe
How do we move from self-reliance to God reliance?
Making Life Count, by Johnnie Ann Burgess Gaskill
What mark will your life leave on the world if you go through it unscathed?
Beware of Befriending your Fears, by Rubel Shelly
What is your fear keeping you from doing?
What's Your Diet?, by Elizabeth Price
What really is the value of food?
People of Truth, by Joe Bagby
Do you really KNOW the truth?
Trust, by Ron Rose
Will we open up and really trust him to change our story into a grace story?
Empty!, by Steve Higginbotham
What are you filling your tank with?
A Blank Page, by Tom Norvell
Where does it all start?
Willing to Die, by Mike Barres
How far would you go in your love and trust of the Lord?
Family to Those Who Are Alone, by Bill Sherrill
Are we really to be family to those who don't have family?
Which Comes First?, by Rubel Shelly
We must help the world know what matters most, don't we?
Our Safety Net, by Russ Lawson
Jesus calls us to the future, not to fear.
So Why Don't We?, by Rubel Shelly
Are you a person who is full of thanksgiving?
Completely Honest, by Tom Norvell
How honest are you?
First Loves, by Bill Sherrill
Why is the loss of passion for the Lord taken so lightly?
Mountain on Your Right, by Jeff Lee
Are you really trying to please God or yourself?
Post-Traumatic Growth, by Rubel Shelly
Can anything good come out of pain, stress, and hurt?
Is It Really All Just So Much Talk?, by Rubel Shelly
Does your faith move you beyond just talk?
Right Direction and Losing Ground, by Ron Rose
Does it seem like you're losing ground but working harder than ever?
Learning to See, by Rubel Shelly
When was the last time your really opened your eyes?
From Invisible to Visible, by Rubel Shelly
What really is a spiritual life?
New Things, by Tom Norvell
Don't give up on the New Year quite yet, God has new things in store!
Resolved Today, by Joe Bagby
Are you putting off those resolutions?
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