Articles Tagged 'Aging'

Aging Superheroes?

Aging Superheroes?

They're sure hard to find, but when you do...

Phil Ware reminds us of Anna and Simeon, two aging super heroes from the birth stories of Jesus reminding us that getting older can mean getting better.

The Mindset List

The Mindset List

We're not built to resist the passage of time, any more than the grass and flowers in a meadow are.

Patrick Odum reminds us that everything changes, but what matters and what lasts is tied to our Father in Heaven.

Courage! I AM! Quit Fearing!

Courage! I AM! Quit Fearing!

Can we see the LORD in middle of our storms?

Phil Ware continues his series on Saved at Sea and this week focuses on Jesus walking on the water.

We're Not There Yet!

We're Not There Yet!

Why does time move so much more quickly now that I'm older?

Phillip Morrison shares ideas and input on our perception of aging and birthdays.

Riders in the Storm

Riders in the Storm

What do we do the calm vanishes and we're caught in the storm?

Phil Ware shares a much-anticipated doctor's visit that didn't go like he had anticipated and turned his life from calm into a storm of great concern.

'...and thankful!'

'...and thankful!'

That passion to pursue Jesus must never die!

Phil Ware continues his series tied to Thanksgiving called "...and thankful" and this week he is thankful for the longing to move toward Jesus and pursue the things of God.

Give Me this Hill Country

Give Me this Hill Country

What do you look forward to for the end of your days?

I pray that my life may ever be focused on what I can do, not what I can stop doing. Even if the effects of age force me to limit my activities, may I ever be seeking ways to serve the Lord.

Seasons in the Life of a Congregation

Seasons in the Life of a Congregation

Are congregations supposed to go through a lifecycle.

Tim Woodroof begins a series of articles by the partners at Interim Ministry Partners http://www.interimministrypartners.com, on the seasons in the life of a church.

The Real Love Stories... and Why There Really Are No Blurred Lines

The Real Love Stories... and Why There Really Are No Blurred Lines

So where can we find real love stories today?

Ann Voskamp writes about the love she shares with her farmer husband and how he loves her with real love.

Blessed Assurance

Blessed Assurance

Where is your certainty found?

Phillip Morrison reminds us that our assurance is based on what God does and has done in Jesus, not what we can accomplish for God!

Beginning in Endings: End of Years, Rebirth of Joy!

Beginning in Endings: End of Years, Rebirth of Joy!

How could we have this completely wrong?

Phil Ware concludes his end of the year series called Beginning in Endings by talking about Anna and Simeon from Luke 2 and what they should teach us about aging and what to expect as we grow older.

The Father's Love

The Father's Love

How deep is His love for us?

Tom Norvell reminds us of the overwhelming deep love the Father has for us and reminds us that he gives us glimpses of this in a good father's relationship and love for his children.

True Peace

True Peace

Do you have the God who is there through everything?

Bill Sherrill talks about God, who is there through all the tough and also gentle moments of our lives!

Only a Keystroke Away

Only a Keystroke Away

Are our emails, IM's, and text messages really enough?

Russ Lawson talks about the the blessings of our high tech communication, cyberspace-style communication, and challenges us to face-to-face encouragement.

Community and the Homebound: Part 2

Community and the Homebound: Part 2

Follow up to the continuing discussion

Phil Ware continues his discussion on serving those who are homebound in our church communities.

Community and Homebound

Community and Homebound

How can I share in community when I am limited in how I can get out with other people?

Phil Ware talks about how we can help provide and be community to those who cannot get away from home or care facilities and he asks for our input on how we can help them do this.

Coaches Invest in People

Coaches Invest in People

Have you ever thought about being a coach?

Ron Rose talks about one of his personal mentoring heroes and emphasizes how we must all step up and start coaching someone.

Ready to Vanish Away

Ready to Vanish Away

Are you ready?

Alan Smith reminds us that we are all vanishing away, our bodies grow older and we face challenges, but understanding this and what it means to us is dependent upon our relationship with Christ.

How Old Do You Want To Be?

How Old Do You Want To Be?

So how is your retirement plan?

Russ Lawson reminds us that what we pursue for security and to help us live longer really determines the quality of our lives in our older years, and God must be the center of all of that.

Seasons

Seasons

What season do you find yourself in today?

The seasons, in life and in nature, are reminders of God's power to bring life and warmth out of death and decay.

The Leadership Issue

The Leadership Issue

Why being boss won't solve your problems!

Leadership is not about being boss or bullying, but about motivating, serving, and equipping others to their full potential.

The Days They Pass So Quickly Now

The Days They Pass So Quickly Now

How fast is your life?

Change, and the days pass quickly and we grow old and time flies by, so we better use them to our advantage and God's glory.

Changing as We Grow Older

Changing as We Grow Older

What things change for the better as we grow older?

Change for the better only happens if our goal is Jesus and our power to change is the Holy Spirit?

Free to Be Authentic

Free to Be Authentic

Are you truly free?

When we don't have to impress folks, we are free to live authentically.

Sharing Burdens

Sharing Burdens

Do you know them enough to help?

So often we don't know each well enough to even know the burdens we all carry, but we must step in and help by listening more carefully to those around us.