Articles Tagged 'Control'

Waiting to Be Ready

Waiting to Be Ready

Can any good thing come from having to wait?

Phil Ware turns to some key principles Jesus' lead apostle Peter shared with people in his day to help them be ready for both opportunity and trial.

I Choose

I Choose

We have a huge impact on our day by what we decide to choose!

Max Lucado reminds us that our life is made by what we choose to do with our character and our heart.

Keep in Step with the Spirit

Keep in Step with the Spirit

Can you dance with the Holy Spirit

Phil Ware continues his short series on the Holy Spirit focusing on dancing with the Spirit and keeping in step with the Spirit.

The Scorned Virtue

The Scorned Virtue

Why do we see this as weakness?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the Christian virtue of humility, which is not thinking less of ourself, but thinking of ourself less.

The Personal Touch

The Personal Touch

More than a miracle worker, Jesus is the touch of God.

Phil Ware continues his series on out of the box and reminds us that Jesus is God made touchable and personal: more than a miracle worker, Jesus is the personal care of God for people in their deepest needs.

Why You Do not Need to Be a Christian

Why You Do not Need to Be a Christian

You may not need Jesus if these things are true in your life.

If you can control nature, your health, and your behavior… then you may not need Jesus.

I Blew It... Again!

I Blew It... Again!

What happens when Mt. Momma erupts?

Sarah Holley challenges us to focus on our own actions, ask for forgiveness, and prepare for the next trigger encounter after we have come to grips with the latest time we've blown it.

They Called It Minor Surgery

They Called It Minor Surgery

What do you think about when they put you to sleep for

Things you are glad to have figured out before surgery: Have I made a difference? I am going to die someday. I am not in control.

Easter is Still with Us?

Easter is Still with Us?

We're done with leftovers and the eggs are put away, but Easter still remains!

Rubel Shelly reminds us that Easter is not over as long as Jesus' followers, Christians, his disciples, live out the evidence of his resurrection in their lives by the way they treat others.

How's That Working out for You?

How's That Working out for You?

Even when you plan well and work hard, why do things so seldom work out the way we want?

At some point we all realize that we cannot control everything and have things be the way we want. But there is someone who can. Jesus.

What to Do about Hail

What to Do about Hail

Is hail a good thing... or a bad thing? Why I am glad I am not in charge of the world.

Roofers pray for hail. Farmers pray it won't hail. I've done both. And it helped me realize why I need someone bigger than me in charge.

Everything in Its Time and Place

Everything in Its Time and Place

Every get out of balance?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that there is a time for everything as long as it is kept in its place and we remain balanced in our lives with the correct priorities.

The Forgotten Virtue

The Forgotten Virtue

Is it hard to be humble when you think yourself great?

Rubel Shelly talks about the virtue of humility and how it is in short supply these days.

Stop Controlling Me!

Stop Controlling Me!

Who's really in control here?

Joe Beam writs about controlling personalities and talks specifically about a former decorated army officer being controlled and how she escaped and kept her marriage together.

Improv Parenting

Improv Parenting

Can you adjust to family life on the fly?

Jenny Runkel reminds us of the rules of improv and shows us how to use them in our parenting!

Misplaced Apology?

Misplaced Apology?

Is an apology offered before the fact really an apology?

Joey Cope describes his difficulty in dealing with someone who is critical and negative and who begins his statements with an apology.

Self-control and City Walls

Self-control and City Walls

Why is it so hard to control our own behavior?

Rubel Shelly talks about ancient cities and how they needed walls and how we need self-control today.

Losing Control

Losing Control

What's the ultimate loss of control?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that we have to give God control now, even though we fear it, because death comes and sooner or later we're going to have to yield control to him, now.

Displaying the Work of God

Displaying the Work of God

Whose sin was being punished?

Even when disaster strikes, our God is in control.

From the Window Seat

From the Window Seat

What can you see from where you are sitting?

Tom takes a ride on an airliner and from the window seat remembers how important it is to look at things from another perspective, God's perspective.

HALT

HALT

What do you do when you are emotionally on fire?

A recovery saying, HALT, reminds us to be careful when we are hungry, angry, lonely, and tired because then we are vulernable to temptation, sin, and weakness as well as addictions.

Making God Laugh

Making God Laugh

Should this actually be one of our life goals?

God is really in control, and is at our side, and in control of our agenda if we will loosen up and let him lead us.

Scream Free Parenting

Scream Free Parenting

Can you truly parent without the loud volumes and the moments of being out of control?

Parenting can be done scream free, but not because we focus on our children, but because we focus on ourselves.

Controlling Change or Changing Control

Controlling Change or Changing Control

What do you do when you can't control your life?

The world is changing and we lose control, but the real issue isn't controlling as it is yielding to the one in control.

He Has No Hold on Me

He Has No Hold on Me

Are you truly free?

Don't you wish you could say, like Jesus said, that the devil or Satan has no hold on you?