Articles Tagged 'Busy'

Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures

Where can you find history's greatest treasures?

Phil Ware reflects on Mary treasuring the memories of Jesus' birth in her heart and finds reason not to sweat the small stuff, not miss the moments of grace in Christmas, and not lose the opportunity to lock away treasures in our own hearts this time of y

Calm in the Midst of Chaos

Calm in the Midst of Chaos

Do those old passsages really have something to say today?

Rubel Shelly reminds us about God's enfolding peace in the middle of life's worse storms and that this has been true for centuries.

A Few Minutes Alone

A Few Minutes Alone

When is time waiting, not wasted?

Rubel Shelly talks about an airport delay that ended up in a blessed day alone with God focusing and praying on the things and people that matter most and being present with God in the quietness of the moment.

Those First 5 Years

Those First 5 Years

Let's be sure and not let those crucial years slip by us!

Terese Bell Kindred reminds mothers and grandmothers of the importance of a child's and grandchild's first five years of life and the urgency of making a God impression on them while we can.

Counting Down or Ratcheting Up?

Counting Down or Ratcheting Up?

Learning to live in tune with God!

Phil Ware gives us three key principles to follow as we approach the New Year, ask the Lord what he wants us to do, learn to rest, and get to know Jesus better.

Beloved!

Beloved!

We spend time with God and find out that we are loved!

Tammy Marcelain reminds us that we are able to realize that we are God's beloved when we take time to open ourselves to Him and be still and experience that God is with us and speaks to us in whispers.

The Other Nine

The Other Nine

Wonder what all those other guys did?

Patrick Odum talks about the the 10 lepers who were healed and only one came back to thank Jesus and puts the other nine into modern context and describes what they did instead of thanking Jesus.

Your Ambition

Your Ambition

What is your ambition in life?

Tom Norvell shares with us some insights from 1 Thessalonians and how to life a quiet life and honor God and win the hearts of outsiders.

Clutter

Clutter

What am I supposed to do with all this mess?

Larry Davies shares with us his struggle with a cluttered office and how it's been embarrassingly displayed on the Internet.

Unplug!

Unplug!

What's got you so distracted?

Teresa Bell Kindred shares with us her absent-minded follies because she is distracted from all of her hi-tech toys to which she is plugged in and she reminds us to get away and be with God.

The Clutter of Activity

The Clutter of Activity

Are all your activities getting in the way of your life?

Jane Vincenzi reminds us that our lives can get so cluttered with activity that we miss God and lose out on real life.

Distracted

Distracted

Are you too busy to find God in the ordinary?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that we can get so busy that we fail to find God in the everyday world where he meets us.

Who Can Be Still?

Who Can Be Still?

Do you have a place or a time when you can really be still?

Trying to find time to be still and wait for God feels awfully impossible in our busy world today, so why not cry out to God in the struggles and noise you face today?

Martha's List

Martha's List

Whose list are you carrying?

So often we try to complete our list without involving Jesus or investing ourselves in what really matters.

A Good Day

A Good Day

How can it be a good day when you don't get your

Interruptions and surprise visitors are not bad things in a busy day of ministry; they are an answer to prayer.

God's Still, Small Voice

God's Still, Small Voice

Can you hear God in the rush of your daily grind?

Not only must we be still and hear God, but he also longs to come to us in the busy rush of our daily lives.

What Really Matters

What Really Matters

In the midst of the preparation, I hope you have remembered what really matters!

Sometimes with all the preparation and stress we forget what the real meaning of the holidays is all about.

Too Busy with Christmas for Church

Too Busy with Christmas for Church

Can't get to church on Christmas because of other stuff?

Some folks are canceling church service on Christmas day, but isn't that missing the point of why we have Christmas in the first place?

The Abuse of Time

The Abuse of Time

What are you doing with your time?

We must learn to make our use of time a holy enterprise.

Wildlife Preserve

Wildlife Preserve

Have you been to a wildlife office preserve?

A lady bug helps refocus us and link us back to the beauty of God's creation and our need to be still and experience more and do less.

The Danger of Being Too Busy

The Danger of Being Too Busy

Who are you judging before looking at your own life?

Before we criticize others for being too busy, maybe we ought to look at our own schedules!

Sabbath Rest: The Key to Revived Spirits

Sabbath Rest: The Key to Revived Spirits

I just don't have enough time!

God designed us to need a Sabbath rest -- not as Law, but as grace.