Articles Tagged 'Beauty'

Before the Red Sea Parts

Life is as full of beauty as it is uncertainty if we open our eyes to see the divine fingerprints of grace.

Melissa Troyes writes with beauty about God’s touches of grace on a trip to New England with her family as she wrestles with the grief over an aunt who is gone too soon and the uncertainty of the future of her family and where they will live.

Made for This!

All too often we cringe at the role we find ourselves filling, and filling beautifully, when in fact this is the role God made us to fill!

Melissa Troyer writes about the challenging realities of the roles we have to play and have to fill and then wonders, and embraces, that maybe these are exactly the roles God has made to embrace and fill.

Izuba Talibbili

Botiyasi just stood there a moment, speechless. He choked, then cleared his throat. Kneeling beside his friend, he spoke the request the old man coveted.

Roy and Kathi Merritt share a beautiful story of love and conversion from Zambia and a servant of God named Botiyasi.

This Sanctuary

I think if I had known all we would face, I couldn't have breathed. Except for one thing. God would be with us.

Melissa Troyer writes powerfully and poignantly about the journey she and her husband, Daniel, have traveled to live love and mission and family, together, finding God as their sanctuary.

ToGather: Unflattering Beauty (November 22, 2020)

We must try to see each other, our world, and ourselves with the eyes and the heart of God, not through our own self-serving point of view.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in virtual worship through words and music using YouTube videos to challenge us to use our strengths, interests, and gifts to bless others and glorify God.

ToGather.church for November 22 is Ready!

You're invited to use our worship guide for your home or group worship!

Dr. Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware invite you to join us for our Sunday Verse of the Day home worship guide and videos, called ToGather.church!

The Expertise and Artistry of God's Grace

Grace is the mercy and love of God freely shared with us. Grace is also the style, the way in which God shares this mercy and love

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that not only is God's grace available in his love and mercy, it is also beautiful in the artistic style he brings us this beauty!

Just for You!

If you were the only one who existed.

Max Lucado reminds us that God made all of creation just for each one of us as the crown of his creation.

You Bear a Resemblance to Him

Because God’s promises are unbreakable, our hope is unshakable.

Max Lucado reminds us that we are made to resemble God and we must believe and Lauren Daigle reminds us we must listen to what God says about us and believe.

The Struggle to Find Faith

I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!

James Nored and Phil Ware look at C.S. Lewis and his struggle to find faith and our own challenges in believing.

The Gospel According to Nintendo

How do we leverage creation to cry out for the Creator to be the guiding force in our lives?

Phil Ware continue their series on Finding Our Story in God's Story of Redemption by focusing on the beauty of creation, the arts, and sharing God.

Finding My Story in God's Story

Life's ultimate questions need answers. Do you know where to find them? Do you know how to share them? Do you know how your story fits into God's big picture?

James Nored begins to share his great video series on the Story of Redemption, entitled Finding Your Story in God's Story.

The Creator Brings Grace

Can you drown out all the noise and simply listen for the Creator's voice in the Bible's first chapter?

Phil Ware continues his series of messages based on the sea passages of the Bible, called Saved at Sea, this post is called Something Beautiful, Someone Good.

Loveliness: The Greater Problem of Good

Have we've been asking the wrong question for too long?

Ann Voskamp writes to put all of the bad news of the last few weeks in perspective and suggests that we've been asking the wrong question, a misguided question, far too long?

A Mother's Beautiful and Tenacious Grace

This is how much a mother can love!

Cathy Messecar shares a beautiful story about an adoptive mom and dad who have shown tenacious and beautiful love to a young man born with very challenging physical limitations.

Protective Covering?

What's clouding your vision?

Tom Norvell shares with us that fear keeps a protective covering over ourselves and keeps us from seeing and experiencing the beauty and wonder that God has for us in our world and in other people.

Feast or Fear? Pushing Past Our Fear with Faith and Perseverance

Why not take the high way to feasting?

Pat Mingarelli shares more pictures and images from his outdoor photography and helps us understand, through squirrels, that we need to step out in faith and not let fear keep us from God's feast!

C2K - View from the Top

What happened with the talk about the Kingdom of God?

Phil Ware talks about climbing to the top of a mountain and seeing all the beauty that he never realized was there and uses this metaphor to talk about the difference between church and kingdom.

Delight

Why in the world would someone do this?

Patrick Odum writes about a woman who is getting plastic surgery to help make her look like Jessica Alba and talks about what it would take to make us feel lovely and acceptable to God.

Can You See It?

Are you looking beyond the ugliness of the age to find something more?

Ron Rose challenges us to look beyond the ugliness and pettiness of the age and find real beauty and loveliness in our worlds.

Safety, Beauty, and Power

When can the destination make you miss the real gem of the trip?

Sarah Stirman talks about a side trip to the beach on a youth sponsored mission trip and the beauty that many missed because they chose the water park over the ocean.

Can You Hear the Music?

Do you hear the sounds of God in the rush of the world?

Rubel Shelly talks about how Joshua Bell, a famous violin virtuoso played in a busy place and was ignored and uses this to remind us how much we miss in life because we are not listening.

Majestic

Can you see God's glory in your fellow humanity?

Phil Ware describes his visit to Kampala, Uganda, Africa and calls on us to fully celebrate the truth of Psalm 8 and Jesus' commands to love God and love our neighbor.

Finding Beauty

So where can you go to find beautiful things?

Lisa Mikitarian shares some thoughts on motherhood and finding beauty and overcoming the nature of pop-culture.

The Masterpiece

What is the most beautiful piece of art you have seen?

The beauty of things visible on earth or in us is a great reminder of God's greatness and love for us.