Light a stuck anchor prevents a boat from advancing or moving, so we often get stuck in our pasts and can't go forward until we get rid of the dead weight that weighs us down and holds us back.
12/31/2006 by Rubel Shelly
Christmas has unfortunately gotten so caught up in conflict that we lose sight of loving folks the way Jesus came to do.
12/24/2006 by Russ Lawson
A trip around the Mall in Washington, D.C., leads Tom to reflect on how much he hates war and how he longs for the peace of Christ.
12/16/2006 by Tom Norvell
Rubel reminds us that Christmas is the season for many things depending on who we are. So let's use this season to be a blessing and not to stir trouble and let's do it responsibly and with grace.
12/12/2006 by Rubel Shelly
Mentoring kids offers a great chance for Christians to honor the call of Jesus to care for orphans.
12/10/2006 by John Cragg
Patrick Odum reminds us that to grow we have to stretch, reach, and sacrifice but that is more than worth the effort because Jesus gives us back far more than we can ever give.
11/30/2006 by Patrick D. Odum
One of the key spiritual disciplines is witnessing to others, because sharing our faith in Jesus is crucial to others finding God!
11/19/2006 by Scott Owings
Our egos are fragile and important but also dangerous, but we must learn humility.
11/02/2006 by Russ Lawson
So often, ministers and pastors won't let others minister to them, but we need to minister and be ministered to, we need to bless and be vulnerable so we can be blessed.
10/29/2006 by Jeff Lee
Serving may be hard work, but like good exercise, it develops us into a healthier people.
10/19/2006 by Mike Barres
Fasting is a way to draw closer to God.
10/15/2006 by Scott Owings
We have a hard time understanding because we don't hear or listen to understand what Jesus is saying to us!
10/11/2006 by Russ Lawson
The price of gasoline kicks off some creative questioning by Russ as he wrestles with the serious desensitization that has occurred in many lives.
10/08/2006 by Russ Lawson
Lift up your eyes is a call for vision, a call to not walk in fear of danger, but to look for the new, the glory, the things God is calling us to embrace.
09/28/2006 by Bill Sherrill
A hard difficult trip and a close connection after a flight delay turns out to be a good chance for Joey Cope to learn a lesson about God's power to use us as we are.
09/19/2006 by Joey Cope
Burn out seems to happen more and more frequently, but when see why it happens, we realize that folks are losing sight of the goal and are often motivated for the wrong reasons.
09/12/2006 by Bill Sherrill
Both God and satan use the principle of tenacity and persistence to shape and form things just like nature does, but how we use it is everything.
09/05/2006 by Bill Sherrill
Mike learns to not put off prayer, but when someone has a need, he says, "Let's pray right now!"
09/02/2006 by Mike Barres
Hospitality is the Christian virtue of entertaining strangers, outsiders, and guests and recognizing in them angels or even the presence of God in the Trinity.
08/27/2006 by Scott Owings
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and worship, but it is not a terror of the Lord, but an enraptured love-filled walk with a holy God.
08/15/2006 by Rubel Shelly
Change is a constant so how we deal with it is crucial and is part of our heritage as God's people.
08/08/2006 by Rubel Shelly
We must remain connected to Jesus if we are going to bear fruit in the Lord.
08/06/2006 by Tom Norvell
What would happen in church, church folks, got serious about seeking lost people like Jesus did?
08/02/2006 by Patrick D. Odum
The spiritual discipline of generosity is crucial if we are going to grow in the spirit.
07/30/2006 by Scott Owings
Change is inevitable and we should appreciate many of the changes, but we need to trust in God who does not change.
07/18/2006 by Rubel Shelly