Articles Tagged 'Courage'

This Brutal World

This Brutal World

Life is a dangerous endeavor. We pass our days in the shadows of ominous realities.

Max Lucado reminds us to be courageous in our times of trouble for we have put our faith in the one who has conquered.

Primal Fears

Primal Fears

Instinctive? Maybe. Pervasive? Absolutely! Primal fears have plagued humanity for as long as we have told stories and laid awake at night... afraid!

Phil Ware looks at Jesus and how he brings us victory over our worst fears as adults.

I Doubt It: Real Food

I Doubt It: Real Food

Can we really find genuine nourishment and satisfaction in Jesus?

Phil Ware continues his series on doubt focusing on Jesus' statement that doing the Father's will was the basis of finding fullness in life.

The Lord is Near: Longing

The Lord is Near: Longing

We are not alone in longing to know that the presence of the Lord is with us!

Phil Ware begins a series called the Lord is near and reminds us that the Lord is close and we have a right to long to know his presence is real and is near.

Like Michelle!

Like Michelle!

How do we have an infectious love of people and life that it changes us and those around us?

Brian McCutchen reminds us of the joyous and infectious virtues of a heart gladly surrendered to Jesus, like Michelle's.

To Benefit Them!

To Benefit Them!

Preparing my mouth for marriage... and beyond!

Byron Ware reminds us of the vital importance of how we communicate both in the words we choose to say, not speak, and the non-verbals we use as we speak them.

Fear Is an Option

Fear Is an Option

Fear and discouragement can rule our hearts, but we can choose another option!

Max Lucado reminds us that fear can either crowd out our faith or our faith can crowd out our fear; the option and the choice are ours.

Finding Contagious Joy

Finding Contagious Joy

How can we move from contingent joy through courageous joy to contagious joy?

Max Lucado reminds us that contagious joy is rooted in courageous joy and not contingent joy, and our courageous joy is rooted in Jesus and faith in what God did through Jesus.

One Another

One Another

We were not made to do life alone.

This is a collection of "one another" passages in the New Testament, and primarily from Paul, that speaks about life together.

No Turning Back!

No Turning Back!

We can't go back, so let's go forward with faith and determination and hope!

Phillip Morrison reminds us to focus forward and let go of the past.

We Thank God for You!

We Thank God for You!

We want to tell you how thankful we are for you with words that are greater than our ability to express!

heartlight.org, verseoftheday.com, ayearwithjesus.com all want to say thank you in the words of Scripture for your prayers, love, support, and encouragement.

Heartbroken!

Heartbroken!

In the middle of our grief, loss, and brokenness, we must remember that we are not alone in our brokenness.

Phli Ware reminds us that God shares our pain in our worst moments of grief and loss, God is heartbroken with us.

A Caution about Criticism

A Caution about Criticism

Some criticism isn't helpful, it is withering, so how do we deal with it?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that unfair criticism is a part of life so we need to rely on our relationship with God to overcome it and we need to not ever become one of those kinds of criticizers.

Blessed: Gracious Servant

Blessed: Gracious Servant

Sometimes we look God's greatest blessings in the face and miss them!

Phil Ware takes a moment to remind us of the importance of serving those who are caregivers and holding them up as heroes and recognizing that these people are considered precious in God's Kingdom.

Never Be Afraid to Listen!

Never Be Afraid to Listen!

when we’re looking for a brave way to heal our relationships, our hearts & the internet!

Ann Voskamp reminds us that there is no harm in just listening, and there can be great healing and hope and transformation.

Don't Settle for a Small Destiny

Don't Settle for a Small Destiny

What do we let define us, call or catastrophe?

Max Lucado from his book "You'll Get Through This" encourages us to not let our disappointments define us but instead let God's destiny for us define us.

Beyond My Broken Prayers

Beyond My Broken Prayers

Is there a way through times of ineffective prayer?

Phil Ware continues his series on Nehemiah and focuses on prayers, especially when prayers seem to go unanswered and we feel alone, frustrated, disappointed, discouraged, and ignored by God.

But Who Won the Game?

But Who Won the Game?

Sometimes the final score doesn't count as much as the way the game is played!

Rubel Shelly writes about a basketball game between the Gainesville Tornadoes and the Vanguard Vikings and the fans who helped give the team a life.

Icebergs

Icebergs

What do you do about those iceberg dates on your calendar that seem to sink you?

Phil Ware comes in right after Valentine's Day and reminds us about iceberg dates on our calendar that tend to sink us and overwhelm us with feelings of being alone, being failures, and being abandoned but that we can overcome them by crying out to Jesus

The Weather when Jesus Came

The Weather when Jesus Came

What will the weather be this Christmas?

Phil Ware reminds us of the weather when Jesus came, filled with the fresh wind and heavenly breezes of heaven brought by the Holy Spirit.

The Choirboys Led the Charge

The Choirboys Led the Charge

When singers led the army into battle

It had to be hard to sing praises while marching against a more powerful enemy. It had to be hard to trust that God would fight the battle. It's easier to depend on ourselves, to trust in our strength, to put our faith in what we see and know. But fait

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.

Be Strong and Courageous

Be Strong and Courageous

Now is the time for courage

As evil further envelopes this world, with wars, rumors of wars, beheading and horrors, the words said to Joshua resound for us today. Be strong and courageous.

Sometimes There Are No Answers

Sometimes There Are No Answers

What do you do when you can't figure out the answer?

Tom Norvell reminds us that there are a lot of questions in life that we cannot get answers to; but more than answers, we need God's presence.

Tortured!

Tortured!

Not what any of us wants in our obituary!

Phillip Morrison writes about a serious situation that was brought to light by an obituary -- child abuse -- and Phil Ware offers some helpful suggestions on ways to bring redemption out of the hurt of this world.