Articles Tagged 'Aged'

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff

When considering your expectations for your spouse, have you ever thought to do an honest assessment of yourself first?

Byron Ware writes about getting ourselves ready for being marriage material!

Heartbroken!

Heartbroken!

In the middle of our grief, loss, and brokenness, we must remember that we are not alone in our brokenness.

Phli Ware reminds us that God shares our pain in our worst moments of grief and loss, God is heartbroken with us.

What in the World Is Going On?

What in the World Is Going On?

Every day the news is filled with tragedy. How are we supposed to survive?

Jesus has overcome the world. He is the way through disaster, death, pain, and evil.

Beyond My Broken Prayers

Beyond My Broken Prayers

Is there a way through times of ineffective prayer?

Phil Ware continues his series on Nehemiah and focuses on prayers, especially when prayers seem to go unanswered and we feel alone, frustrated, disappointed, discouraged, and ignored by God.

The Weather when Jesus Came

The Weather when Jesus Came

What will the weather be this Christmas?

Phil Ware reminds us of the weather when Jesus came, filled with the fresh wind and heavenly breezes of heaven brought by the Holy Spirit.

Sometimes There Are No Answers

Sometimes There Are No Answers

What do you do when you can't figure out the answer?

Tom Norvell reminds us that there are a lot of questions in life that we cannot get answers to; but more than answers, we need God's presence.

Check Your Assumptions

Check Your Assumptions

Why trust in a God we cannot see and seems to never do us any miracles?

Ron Rose deals with a person who has had very difficult times and feels that prayer is not acted upon by God even if he hears them and that miracles are for times gone by.

It is Well

It is Well

When all seems lost what sustains you?

Phillip Morrison reminds us where the beautiful and moving song, "When Peace Like a River" came from -- the tragedy of Horatio Spafford and a shipwreck.

Was It 'Just God's Will'?

Was It 'Just God's Will'?

Just what do you mean by that?

Rubel Shelly weighs in on the tragedy in Oklahoma, our easy explanations, and our overuse of the word just.

We Do Not Lose Heart

We Do Not Lose Heart

Come on! Can we really say this honestly?

Tom Norvell uses Paul's words to the Corinthians to help us know that we can keep on the journey of faith and not lose heart.

There Will Be another Tragedy

There Will Be another Tragedy

What does a Christian believe in the face of one tragedy after another?

There will be another tragedy somewhere today. Christians overcome our tragedies because of what we believe about this world.

Good News for Our Broken World

Good News for Our Broken World

What hope is left when life is shattered?

Brian McCuthchen reminds us of the place of hope, refuge, and help when our world is broken.

Unshakeable: 10 Years Revisited

Unshakeable: 10 Years Revisited

Looking back, what is there that is unshakeable?

Phil Ware revisits and reflects on 9/11 ten years later.

Making Faith Look Foolish

Making Faith Look Foolish

So when is Jesus' return?

Rubel Shelly talks about the end of the world, which a prediction missed once again, and how those who do not live faith embarrass the cause of Christ.

Play Misty for Me

Play Misty for Me

What does the mist look like in your life?

Patrick Odum reminds us of the mistiness of life and reminds us to live with a sense of urgency and also anticipation of resurrection and joy.

Rest for the Weary

Rest for the Weary

Where can we turn when we are worn out and discouraged?

Tom Norvell reminds us and prays for us to find rest from our weariness in the Lord.

Out of the Shadows?

Out of the Shadows?

How do we ever get through those darkest days in the valleys of life?

Ron Rose reminds us that God is our Shepherd and he will comfort us, even during those awful times in the valley of the shadow of death.

Do Not Lose Heart!

Do Not Lose Heart!

Some words you just have to repeat until you believe!

Tom Norvell reminds us that some times we just have to hang to hope, keep repeating what is true and not lose heart.

When Endings Are Complicated, God Is Still Gracious

When Endings Are Complicated, God Is Still Gracious

What do you do when the endings are not always happy ones?

Ron Rose reminds us that not all faith stories have happy endings and that sometimes we have to wade on through tragedy with faith.

How Long, Lord?

How Long, Lord?

Can you keep hanging in there?

Tom Norvell leads us to Psalm 6 and helps us ask, "How long, Lord?" because we all have times when we can barely hang on any longer.

When Tragedy Strikes

When Tragedy Strikes

Where is God in the middle of these tragedies?

Larry Davies shares a hard and horrible story of tragedy and asks where God is and helps walk us through Isaiah 43 and shows how it reflects the presence of God in our worst times through the people of God who help.

Take off the Fireman's Hat!

Take off the Fireman's Hat!

What's the big rush, anyway?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that being in such a rush in life is not the way God intended us to live and not the way Jesus lived, so we ought to slow down, spend time with the Father, and be refreshed.

The Other Side of 'Tragedy'

The Other Side of 'Tragedy'

What good thing can come out of bad things?

God can turn our worst nightmares into a way to find his blessing and be his blessing, if we can persevere and look for his presence.

Dumb Questions We Ask after a Tragedy

Dumb Questions We Ask after a Tragedy

Why do we keep allowing people to ask these things?

Rubel is pretty fed up with the dumb questions that people ask after a tragedy and reflects on how maybe if we prayed more and prattled less these things would not be as frequent.

Final Destinations

Final Destinations

How do you deal with such losses?

The plane crash in Lexington, Kentucky brought out all sorts of emotions in the hearts of people and reminds us how death touches us all and our need for the promises of Jesus.