Articles Tagged 'Challenge'

The Worst of both Worlds

The Worst of both Worlds

Should we mix and match, hold on to the past, or change — how do we know?

Ruble Shelly helps think through some of the challenges of change!

Faith on the Way Home

Faith on the Way Home

How can I believe before I have proof?

Phil Ware continues his series on UNPREDICTABLE and reminds us that faith needs to show itself before proof comes or it's not faith and we're not blessed!

Facing Evaluations

Facing Evaluations

How can I survive this with my fear of layoffs?

Larry Davies writes about the proper attitude to face evaluations and how to avoid fear as we approach them.

A Child Will Lead Them

A Child Will Lead Them

What in the world does this mean?

Phil Ware redoes an older article focused on Jesus being the child that leads us.

The Home Stretch

The Home Stretch

Make that last effort to make it home!

Tom Norvell reminds us that we will all have difficult points in our journey, but let's finish strong, especially when we find ourselves in the home stretch.

The National Debt

The National Debt

How did we get into this mess?

Rubel Shelly is talking about money and debt and solutions to it at a national and personal level.

Trickle Down Parenting

Trickle Down Parenting

How can I start the trickle down effect in my family?

Joe Beam shares the concept of trickle down parenting by demonstrating with a couple of parents of a baby and toddler.

Joy to the World!

Joy to the World!

With the birth of Jesus, we enter a gritty world that we know is our own.

Phil Ware continues his series called When Spirit Becomes Flesh and he focuses on the grit and real world feel of the birth stories and also the joy that comes from Jesus' birth.

I Got Hacked!

I Got Hacked!

Are you protected from outside attacks?

Russ Lawson reminds us to put on the full armor of God so we don't get spiritually hacked.

Is Praying it Safe Best?

Is Praying it Safe Best?

Are our prayers too guarded and not adventurous enough?

Shana Schutte, author and speaker, challenges us to move away from pray it safe prayers to prayer that challenges us to live on the edge of faith and adventure.

Daring to Take Risks!

Daring to Take Risks!

Why do we not explore when there is so much to be discovered?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that we need more risk takers and that there is still so much of the world to be explored.

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!

In Praise of Shiphrah and Puah

In Praise of Shiphrah and Puah

Believe that you can change the course of things!

Rubel Shelly reminds us to choose wisely what we do and invest in because we can change the future and we should try to do so for God's glory.

Tested Tough

Tested Tough

Why intentionally face hard opponents?

Phil Ware shares insight on the challenges of trials and sufferings and also on the desire and passion to have God's character produced in our lives through perseverance in times that are hard and facing opponents that are challenging.

Bureaucratic Encumbrance

Bureaucratic Encumbrance

What happens when process becomes more important than mission?

Rubel Shelly uses General Motors before reorganization and the New York Times article to help remind us that we can be full of so many processes, procedures, rules, and traditions that we lose the main objective -- if everything is important, then nothing

It's About Time

It's About Time

How do you approach things?

Sarah Stirman speaks about common struggles women face and talks about the perspective from which they approach their decisions about these everyday matters.

Beyond Circumstances: Attitude Makes the Difference

Beyond Circumstances: Attitude Makes the Difference

What can you really control about your day?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of several things we cannot change, especially in overwhelming times, but one we can change is our attitude.

Family Unique: GPS

Family Unique: GPS

How is your family going to navigate the road ahead?

Rick Brown reminds us that we need to have a plan to negotiate the road that lies ahead for us and for our family and it is called the Genealogical Planning Strategy.

Don't Abandon Optimism

Don't Abandon Optimism

What's there to feel good about?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that there is something positive about thinking with an optimistic spirit and believing things can get done and be better.

Just Part of the Job

Just Part of the Job

A brain injury and a call for the maintenance man?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that the real challenge is to be resourceful and take our meager resources and big challenges and put them in the hands of the Living God.

Last Thoughts or Long Commitments?

Last Thoughts or Long Commitments?

Would Timothy make it, and if he did, would he be faithful?

Phil Ware uses Timothy's release from prison to be an opportunity to look at how we are to live in a culture opposed to Christianity.

Air Traffic Controller

Air Traffic Controller

How will we make it through?

Tom Norvell talks about an air traffic controller landing a plane and how his dad was a blessing.

The Least I Can Do?

The Least I Can Do?

How do we move beyond election partisanship to moral change?

Rob Woodfin challenges us to do more than vote and then wash our hands of the matters that afflict our time and culture.

Facing Life's Uh-oh's

Facing Life's Uh-oh's

What do you do when the problems come?

Ron Rose writes about life's obstacles and challenges us to follow the example of others who have lived beyond their limits.

Don't Sit Around Waiting

Don't Sit Around Waiting

What are you waiting for?

Ron Rose challenges us to get up and get going and quit waiting for your dreams to unfold.