Articles Tagged 'Aid'

An Overlooked Gem?

This seemingly innocuous transitional passage in the gospel of Luke is one of those hidden gems we often overlook!

Phil Ware continues his reflections on his daily reading in the gospels, this time focused on Luke 8:1-3 and how this forgotten gem opens our eyes to the importance that women played in Jesus' ministry.

There in the Deep End

Yesterday, in practice, she was the only one who did it. Why was she so afraid today?

Ron Rose writes about his daughter Julie from long ago and how she didn't want to swim in the deep end of the pool if her teacher wasn't there.

When I Am Afraid

I’m thankful for the way the Lord teaches me about his character through the pitter patter of those little feet.

Jordan Harrell reminds us of the comfort we find in the times of our darkness are tied to the amount of time we have sought to have a path to the Father when we are in the light.

Adopted into the Family

We come with bad habits, wounds, and all sorts of unfortunate baggage. It takes awhile for us to unlearn them!

Phil Ware shares a powerful story about his foster grandson and how that helps us understand what it means to be adopted into God's family.

Treasure

How can such a discovery, no matter how badly dirt-encrusted and stained, not be seen as a genuine treasure?

Phil Ware tells us a simple story of a mother's love to remind how our Father sees us as his treasure.

Primal Fears

Instinctive? Maybe. Pervasive? Absolutely! Primal fears have plagued humanity for as long as we have told stories and laid awake at night... afraid!

Phil Ware looks at Jesus and how he brings us victory over our worst fears as adults.

I Doubt It: I AM, Don't Be Afraid

Maybe the goal in life is not to arrive at our goals, but to invite Jesus into the journey and let him get us where we need to be.

Phil Ware continues his series called "I Doubt It" and this week focuses on Jesus coming to his closest followers through the storm when they were exhausted, afraid, and uncertain.

I Doubt it: Stepping Out of the Boat

Jesus didn't give up on Peter and his 'little faith' and he won't give up on us!

Phil Ware reminds us that it is not the storm or our "little faith" that is the problem: it's losing sight of Jesus!

The Lord is Near: Promises

Some promises matter more because of when they are made!

Phil Ware shares his second in a series focused on Jesus' promises to never leave us or forsake us.

Flying High with Freedom!

We have been set free, so let's not give up our freedom?

Phil Ware reflects on the importance of freedom and what Paul teaches in Galatians.

Warming Up to Love!

What does a little girl do when a stranger from far away shows up at school?

Phil Ware shares more of his recent trip to Fortaleza, Brazil with Compassion International and the Nerd Herd to visit Compassion sites, projects, children, and churches.

The Least of These

Have you fed Jesus lately?

You will probably never get the chance to give pizza to a famous actor. But you can reach out and help Jesus today. You can serve the hungry, the thirsty, the lonely, the naked, or the prisoner. You can help "the least of these" and really be doing it for

There Are No Adequate Words

There are not enough words to thank you for sharing in this grace!

Phil Ware talks about reaching the 1,000 sponsored child mark with Heartlight.org and verseoftheday.com and what a great mark this is to break.

Do Not Be Afraid

What is there really to fear, but fear itself?

Phillip Morrison shares very good information, spiritual and scriptural application, on the fear mongering happening because of Ebola.

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Do you feel as if our world has completely changed in its attitude toward faith?

Tim Woodroof of Interim Ministry Partners shares the introductory article on changes facing the church today and comparing it to the early church we find in the book of Acts.

Jesus with Dirt on His Face and No Place to Sleep

Have you seen Jesus here?

Phil Ware continues his leadership series on the Immanuel Sayings or ways to experience Jesus, this one focuses on compassionate service.

Ordinary or Not?

Are you making it up as you go?

Ron Rose is back to challenging us to treat our spiritual life like and adventure and let God lead us by faith and not hide the monotony of our same old routines.

Some Things just Matter More!

A touching reminder of why we do some very simple, but important things!

Phil Ware shares a recent heart-gripping moment they had with their compassion child from Uganda and what it all means as he remembers a trip from 5 years ago with Compassion Bloggers.

The Swirly Cycle of Destruction

Which way does your toilet flush?

Phil Ware continues his journey through The Story focusing this week on the Judges, especially the cycle of destruction that was leading them to catastrophe and the ways we can escape the cycle.

Fearing God

Should I be afraid of God?

There's a difference between fearing God and being afraid of God. One has to do with reverence; the other is a lack of love.

Let's Talk about Ducks!

Have you said your duck prayer lately?

Rubel Shelly reminds us to live life expecting it to be an adventure with Jesus in which we are surprised and learn new things again and again.

Measuring Japan's Tragedy

What can we do and what should we do?

Rubel Shelly talks about the disaster in Japan and our need to help.

Catch & Release: Fear

There are a lot of excuses, but they usually all boil down to fear!

Phil Ware continues his series on Catch and Release as we seek to have the courage and boldness to share Jesus with others.

Cancelled Debt

It's not just forgiven, it's cancelled!

Patrick Odum talks about an amazing overcharge on cigarettes and reminds us of another huge debt that has gone up in smoke.

No Minister?

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Patrick Odum talks about how we are all called to be ministers and challenges us to imagine church lived that way.