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On Getting What We Deserve

On Getting What We Deserve

Fans sitting around him (some who had tried to make the catch themselves) berated him, threw beer and food at him, and threatened him.

Patrick Odum shares an insightful take on the target of Cubs' fans wrath for the past years for interfering with a foul ball trying to be caught by Moises Alou.

The Struggle to Find Faith

The Struggle to Find Faith

I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!

James Nored and Phil Ware look at C.S. Lewis and his struggle to find faith and our own challenges in believing.

'yada, yada, yada'

'yada, yada, yada'

How do you cope with a world gone crazy and violent and depressing in the time you are supposed to give thanks?

Ann Voskamp reminds us of the yada in Thanksgiving and redefines it to fit the truth of God.

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.

Art by Faith

Art by Faith

How can someone who is blind still paint beautifully?

Tammy Ruggles is a legally blind artist, photographer, and writer who paints by faith and not by sight and uses her gifts to bless and inspire.

Losing Your Footing?

Losing Your Footing?

What do you do when you lose your grip?

Rubel Shelly reminds of where to go in our troubling times.

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.

When Your Hero Falls

When Your Hero Falls

What do you do when your hero makes a big mistake?

Just as Isaiah had to overcome Uzziah's failure, we have to deal with the failures of others. We need to learn to turn to God at times like that.

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

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.

The Prize

The Prize

Why keep getting up?

Terese Bell Kindred shares a story of a friend she admires and compares her to a prize fighter because she keeps getting up and going on after bad things and cancer.

Bribery, Cursing, and Lying

Bribery, Cursing, and Lying

What do you see around Jesus?

Brian McCutchen reminds us that the Cross is a nasty, hurtful, despicable place where Jesus died.

Roads Without Potholes

Roads Without Potholes

Why would we ever want potholes in the road?

Rubel Shelly writes about potholes, discouragement, disappointments, pain, grief, wounds that occur in our lives and how they are part of the fabric of life and necessary to develop our character.

Living in the Misunderstood Kingdom

Living in the Misunderstood Kingdom

What would you say after the coffee shop bomb?

Ron Rose challenges us to look at Jesus' upside-down kingdom and what it means for our life today.

Get Our Hopes Up

Get Our Hopes Up

How do we find the bright lining in the dark clouds?

Tom Norvel talks about being disappointed in a predicted snowfall that was nothing more than a light dusting.

Is It Really Over?

Is It Really Over?

So what do you do now that it has come to an end?

Tom Norvell looks at how the disciples must have felt right after Jesus' death and then talks about a year ending and the New Year beginning.

I Never Make Misakes

I Never Make Misakes

So how perfect are you?

Russ Lawson reminds us that we are imperfect, that we make mistakes, and that God forgives those mistakes and makes us perfect in his sight if we will try to live for him.

Out of the Shadows?

Out of the Shadows?

How do we ever get through those darkest days in the valleys of life?

Ron Rose reminds us that God is our Shepherd and he will comfort us, even during those awful times in the valley of the shadow of death.

Beyond Remembering

Beyond Remembering

Who is this person in your life?

Phil Ware talks about his dad and what he remembers learning from his dad before his dad's death.

When Endings Are Complicated, God Is Still Gracious

When Endings Are Complicated, God Is Still Gracious

What do you do when the endings are not always happy ones?

Ron Rose reminds us that not all faith stories have happy endings and that sometimes we have to wade on through tragedy with faith.

God Is Our Hope

God Is Our Hope

When you sift through the rubble, what hope do you find?

Tom Norvel shares several observations from being out of his house for more than six months and how it relates to our spiritual lives.

Life is Short

Life is Short

Is your life actually going to be very short?

Patrick Odum tells about a guy who thought he had pancreatic cancer and lived it up his last year of life and then found out the cancer diagnosis was wrong.

Victory Over Loss and Anger

Victory Over Loss and Anger

Can we really ever get over our losses?

Loss of a dream, losing a loved one, is not fair and can often leave us confused and angry, so how do we cope with it, by turning it over to God and living for him.

Will the Hurt Never End?

Will the Hurt Never End?

How long will all this mess last, anyway?

In the times of hardship and trial, it is hard to wait on the Lord because it seems so long before his deliverance, promised and sure as it is, comes to free us from our pain and suffering.

When Your Heart Hurts

When Your Heart Hurts

Is there anyting to really hold on to when your heart aches in the middle of life's messes?

With an onslaught of bad things happening over the last several weeks, Russ is holding on to hope and faith in God and the steadfast love of the Father.

Take Heart!

Take Heart!

What can you hang on to when your world is filled with troubles?

We have all sorts of trouble, heartache, grief, disappointment, discouragement in this world, but Jesus has overcome the world and given us victory.