Articles Tagged 'Affirm'

A Pat on the Back

A Pat on the Back

When we see one of these risk-takers and God-seekers, they deserve a Pat on the Back!

Max Lucado reminds us to give risk-takers, God-seekers, and hard-workers a pat on the back.

A Forgotten, but Necessary, Grace of Jesus

A Forgotten, but Necessary, Grace of Jesus

Should we be surprised that so many call themselves Christians but never live for Jesus?

Phil Ware shares a passion on his heart about the way we have privatized and personalize conversion and salvation that eliminates the necessary grace of Jesus' community, family, and spiritual community.

But Who Won the Game?

But Who Won the Game?

Sometimes the final score doesn't count as much as the way the game is played!

Rubel Shelly writes about a basketball game between the Gainesville Tornadoes and the Vanguard Vikings and the fans who helped give the team a life.

Asking and Honoring

Asking and Honoring

How could he know for sure?

Stacy Voss reminds us that John the Baptist asked a deep and important question of Jesus and Jesus answered with not only truth, but also words of honor and affirmation.

Building a Culture of Honor: Trust

Building a Culture of Honor: Trust

Is trust really something that has to be earned?

Phil Ware continues his series on building a culture of honor, this time focusing on trust.

Building a Culture of Honor: Affirmation

Building a Culture of Honor: Affirmation

Where do we begin to change the cynicism and negativity we bring into our families, workplaces, and churches?

Phil Ware continues his series on building a culture of honor focusing on affirmation.

Are Attaways an Extinct Species?

Are Attaways an Extinct Species?

Have you seen or heard any attaways lately?

Phil Ware reminds us of the importance of affirmation by talking about a nearly extinct species of blessings called an attaway or attaboy or attagirl.

Do You Know You Are Loved?

Do You Know You Are Loved?

Holes in our hearts and hope for heaven.

Rubel Shelly writes about a great friend and follower of Jesus, Dr. Everett Blanton.

Tested and Approved

Tested and Approved

What does it lead us to do?

Laura Baker reminds us that we are tested and approved by God.

A Dad Who Gets It

A Dad Who Gets It

Don't you wish you could handle things as well?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of what good fathers are like and that there are great stories out there to tell about good dads.

Well Done!

Well Done!

Don't you just love to hear the words said to you!

Tom Norvell reminds of how beautiful it will be to hear "Well done!" from the Lord and how important it is for us to say it to each other until his coming.

Nearby Treasures

Nearby Treasures

Is what you most need to hear or see actually nearby?

Kelly Breece talks about taking her daughter to see her grandmother and how she discovers a homemade book nearby that blesses them all.

Compliment Guys

Compliment Guys

Now aren't you nice!?

Patrick Odum shares about the compliment guys and how they bless people and how we can, too.

Ten Commandments of Human Relations

Ten Commandments of Human Relations

How are you doing living up to these commandments?

Rubel Shelly shares some insight on the golden rule applied to office relationships.

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.

Don't Save It for the Funeral

Don't Save It for the Funeral

What are you waiting for?

Alan Smith shares the importance of doing things now in the lives we love and not waiting till the funeral.

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.

Market Place Moments: Appreciation

Market Place Moments: Appreciation

What's the difference between flattery and genuine praise?

Michele Howe reminds us again about women in the marketplace and the very needed virtue of affirming and giving appreciation to those who need it and deserve it.

Planting Seeds for the Future

Planting Seeds for the Future

Are you planting any seeds for tomorrow?

Ron Rose reminds us that we need to be investing in the future by helping others see the potential that God has for them.

Filling the Vacuum

Filling the Vacuum

What are you putting in the empty places of their lives?

We've got to fill our kids with good things and not just tell them what not to do, because if we don't fill them with God's stuff, someone is going to fill them with satan's stuff.

Unrecognized Workers

Unrecognized Workers

Have you noticed the hard work that no one else seems to noitce?

So often the people who do the most hard work get no recognition for it and we need to remedy that situation.

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.

Five to One

Five to One

How frequently are you affirming your kid?

Our kids need our discipline and correction, but that need our affirmation andpositive support even more.

Thank You Once Again

Thank You Once Again

When is enough, enough?

Some folks we simply cannot thank enough!

Something to Talk About

Something to Talk About

What do you talk about most frequently?

We can always find something to complain about, but let's be people who compliment and affirm!