Articles Tagged 'Acceptance'

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You Be You!

You Be You!

Don't try to be someone else, God made you to be you for his purposes.

Max Lucado reminds us that God didn't call us to be anyone else, but calls us to be the person whom he made for his purposes.

Going to the Dogs

Going to the Dogs

What can we learn from this faithful friend?

Teresa draws a parallel between what we can learn from our dogs and what we can learn from Jesus.

Yardsticks: How the hidden Dangers of Comparison Are Killing Us and Our Daughters

Yardsticks: How the hidden Dangers of Comparison Are Killing Us and Our Daughters

Have we turned our yardsticks into swords?

Ann Voskamp reminds women and their daughters about the dangers of comparison and how it belittles the work of God going on in each person we see.

Home on the Range

Home on the Range

Don't you long for a place with no discouraging words!

Tom Norvell reminds us of the power of encouraging and discouraging words and how we need to make the place where we find ourselves home on the range.

The List

The List

Surprises in the family tree

Jesus' family tree teaches us that God can work through all kinds of people.

Praying for the Dawn

Praying for the Dawn

Where do you see the light?

Rubel Shelly talks about when we can see the dawn and tells a rabbinic story about when we see the light in someone else's eyes and welcome them, even if they are a stranger.

For Sale Signs

For Sale Signs

What kind of

Being acceptable to Jesus is not like getting a house ready to sell.

Throwing Stones

Throwing Stones

The church is not a rock-throwing society ...

The story of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery teaches us how the church should deal with sinful people ... because the church is full of sinful people.

Chosen

Chosen

Can you really accept that God views you as He does?

Phil Ware describes a dream a friend had about Phil's dad -- and he shares how hard it is for him to accept that God feels that way about him, too.

To Swim or Not to Swim

To Swim or Not to Swim

Do we have to be

We mustn't let our feelings of inadequacy keep us from going to the One who can make us perfect.

Your Will Be Done

Your Will Be Done

Can you really pray this every single day?

Even though it is hard to pray it and truly mean, we must pray, "your will be done on earth as it is in heaven!"

Change and Growth

Change and Growth

What motivates us to change and growth?

If we are going to change and grow, we're going to have to know what motivates that kind of change: affection, acceptance, and self-respect.