Articles Tagged 'Difficult' (Page 2)

A Prayer about Things We Cannot Change

Sometimes life is not fair with us, so what are we going to do about it?

Rubel Shelly shares an important reality about dealing with the hand we are dealt and living life recognizing that there are many things we cannot change but have to do the best we can with.

Do Not Be Afraid

What is there really to fear, but fear itself?

Phillip Morrison shares very good information, spiritual and scriptural application, on the fear mongering happening because of Ebola.

Nothing Left But the Center Stripe

What do you do when all the lanes seem closed?

When there seem to be no good answers, we need to have some strategies to help us deal with life's problems.

The Thing about Sorrow

What can we do when we can't walk in the shoes of another in grief?

Lisa Mikitarian shares from current events and from her own experience about the grief and sorrow those we love face and how to help them -- support them, come alongside of them to support, care, and love them.

Potholes Ahead

While we cannot accurately predict the future, for most of us, there will be potholes in our path!

Rubel Shelly reminds us to not get knocked off our path when we encounter potholes, even big bad ones that do damage, but to keep pressing on and persevering toward the call of God.

Community and Mission

Looking around can help us find our way forward!

Phil Ware continues the http://interimministrypartners.com team series on a church finding its mission and living it out so it can grow and be vital and make a difference.

Seasons in the Life of a Congregation

Are congregations supposed to go through a lifecycle.

Tim Woodroof begins a series of articles by the partners at Interim Ministry Partners http://www.interimministrypartners.com, on the seasons in the life of a church.

Discovering the Character of Your Church: Personal vs. shared Values

Why can't we just do it the way I see it?

Phil Ware continues the series on values and leadership, especially conflict in the leadership because they cannot discern operational, personal, strategic, theoretical, shared, and other types of values.

It All Begins with...

Why are we so afraid to do what God makes clear is our next step?

Phil Ware completes his two article series on being strong and courageous and being ready to see God do great things among us.

The 'How!' for hard Days

How do we get past the hardest of days?

Ann Voskamp and Joni Eareckson Tada team up to provide a beautiful and powerful reminder of the power of our words to change everything.

It's His Problem to Solve

So how do we obey these hard commands to not worry?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that trust in God to act is not passive, but an active life that does what is required, trusting that our difficulties and challenges are problems for God to solve.

What a terrible Day?

What really makes our days bad, hard, and difficult to swallow?

Steve Higginbotham reminds us that many of our most difficult days come from our negative and judgmental assumptions about why things happen.

Check Your Assumptions

Why trust in a God we cannot see and seems to never do us any miracles?

Ron Rose deals with a person who has had very difficult times and feels that prayer is not acted upon by God even if he hears them and that miracles are for times gone by.

Loving Someone You Can't Stand

How do we get past our dislike?

Alan Smith reminds us that we can overcome the problems of dislike and proximity, uncomfortability and familiarity through love in very practical steps.

The Story: The Hour of Darkness

What do you do when darkness descends and envelopes everything?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Story and this week focuses on the The Hour of Darkness, Jesus' time on the cross and his crucifixion and passion.

What Do You Learn from the Darkness

When life is tough, how does faith really help?

Ron Rose writes about hard times and hospital visits and Job and Israel and what we do with the darkness we find ourselves in.

Moments of Decision

What will we do when the choice is ours and the moment comes?

Phil Ware continues his series connected to The Story, this week from Chapter 3, focusing on Joseph and his temptation with Potiphar's wife.

Bless!

What do we do in the face of evil and meanness?

Phil Ware continues his series of messages related to "The Story" curriculum, using Abraham's call to be a blessing to be a reminder to us as well.

Unnecessary Chapters in Life?

Why do we go through these hard and apparently unnecessary times?

Max Lucado reminds us that the troubles of this present life are preparing us for something far greater.

Handwritten Message from Heaven: I AM

Is Jesus claiming to be God?

Phil Ware begins a series of messages on the "I AM" sayings of the Bible.

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!

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.

Finding Help When Devastation Hits

What does this have to do with Phil Campbell

Rick Brown reminds us that community, church, family, can make a huge difference in our lives when devastation hits.

Riding Out Life's Tsunamis

Do we have the courage to face the waves head on?

Rubel Shelly shares insight into one survivor of the tsunami and how his courage has opened the door for the people of his island to survive.

Each Has a Name

Let's begin somewhere, doing something, and not just talk about it!

Phil Ware talks about our broken world, spring, the tsunami and earthquakes in Japan, and the Lord's prayer.