Articles Tagged 'Character'

He Didn't Save it for Us

He Didn't Save it for Us

Integrity can be costly in the long run while paying huge dividends in those we teach!

Rubel Shelly talks about a family who found money in the attic of their newly purchased house and returned it to the heirs of the previous owners because they were honest and wanted their kids to know the truth of character.

SH!FT my Life: LIVE_holy

SH!FT my Life: LIVE_holy

What is my life really about?

Phil Ware continues his series on Shift My Life and talks about what it means to live holy!

The Big Deal that Shouldn't Have Been a Big Deal

The Big Deal that Shouldn't Have Been a Big Deal

So why does this standout so much today?

Rubel Shelly talks about a PGA event, calling a self-imposed penalty no one knew about, and losing a lot of money for his honesty.

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.

The Heart of Successful Leadership

The Heart of Successful Leadership

Where can we find this kind of people today?

Rubel Shelly challenges us to go beyond the facade and charisma of many supposed leaders today and demand more.

Good without God?

Good without God?

So who do you need to be good?

Patrick Odum sees a billboard by an atheistic and agnostic group that says many are good without God and he decides he is barely tolerable with God, so there's no hope for him without God!

Don't Trust a Shadow

Don't Trust a Shadow

Why do we chase after what is not substance?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that image is not substance and shadow is not tree: trust the tree not the shadow!

Beware the Quick Fix

Beware the Quick Fix

Why do we so easily swallow the lure for the quick fix?

Rubel Shelly warns us about the lure of the quick fix and reminds us that there are no short cuts to what is valuable and that perseverance is necessary for character.

That's Good News!

That's Good News!

What's all this religious stuff about, anyway?

Ron Rose puts the purpose of God and Scripture in the context of Jesus and what God wants to do with us, bless us, and teach us to love and forgive.

Hard Times Good for You?

Hard Times Good for You?

Can they really be a blessing?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of how hard times can actually shape us for the better and help us see our role in making the world a better place.

Look Them in the Eye

Look Them in the Eye

What do you have to hide?

Phil Ware shares his father's values in a letter to his children Zachary and Megan

Treasure in Toilets

Treasure in Toilets

What are you going to find if you dig deep enough?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that we need to not give up when our life seems to be in the toilet, because as often archaeologists do, we can sometimes find the greatest treasures in the most surprising places.

A Selfish Christian?

A Selfish Christian?

Isn't this an oxymoron?

Mike Barres reminds us that God wants to bless us and he also wants to conform us to Jesus: so let's not use our Christianity for selfish motives.

Getting Out of Trouble

Getting Out of Trouble

How in the world are you going to get out of this mess?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that temptation is something that gets worse when we give into it, especially lying, and yet God promises to help us find a way out of the mess.

Cutting Corners

Cutting Corners

Most important things require us to hang in and hang touch to get to our destination!

So often we look for short cuts or ways to cut corners to get to a goal that can only be reached by hard work, perserverance, and a willingness to keep on working over time.

Life Outside of Football

Life Outside of Football

Is there anything beyond sports, work, and pain?

Tony Dungy reminded us that character wins and that character involves more than just sports.

More Than a Façade

More Than a Façade

Will your character collapse under pressure?

Are we anything more than a facade, or does our character run deep and can it be seen in the world of quiet and inner places in our lives.

Straight Lines with Crooked Sticks

Straight Lines with Crooked Sticks

How in the world can you make something straight out of something crooked?

God can take broken, weak, and unfaithful people and make something meaningful and important out of their lives.

Beyond the Tummy Tuck

Beyond the Tummy Tuck

Now how much do you REALLY like it?

We like a person with kindness much more than a person who has had a bunch of cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery.

Walk Your Talk

Walk Your Talk

Will you put your life where your mouth is?

Practice what you preach, walk your talk, and live the life you profess.

Worship and the Ballpark?

Worship and the Ballpark?

Can we really take worship with us outside our religious boxes?

Worship has to be part of our everyday real life world where we work, play, do sports, have recreation, and watch our kids play.

The Inner Self

The Inner Self

What are you doing for the inside?

We are so caught up in looking good and yet do so little to focus on what really makes us beautiful and fit!

Developing Trust

Developing Trust

Where do you think you'll find real trust?

Trial, temptation, trouble, and testing are in the same neighborhood with trust: we're not going to get the one we want without experiencing the ones we dont!

The Sounds of Letting Go

The Sounds of Letting Go

What happens when the school bus arrives in your neighborhood?

Each year the start of school reminds us that our children are a little closer to moving out and away from us.

What Is That Supposed to Be?

What Is That Supposed to Be?

What in the world is that, anyway?

Sometimes we're like modern art: the artist has in mind what he wants, but no one else can tell what or who we are supposed to be.