Articles Tagged 'Discipline'

Early Morning Coffee Discipline

Early Morning Coffee Discipline

What's this discipline of early morning coffee?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that even early morning coffee can be a good thing if it is tied to a great habit of self-disciplined focus.

The Discipline of the Wilderness

The Discipline of the Wilderness

So is there anything good that can come from our time of challenge and hardship?

Mark Frost of http://www.interimministrypartners.com shares part two on the journey through the wilderness during the interim and how God is preparing his people for great things.

Examen: Thinking through my Years

Examen: Thinking through my Years

How can we move forward and not just repeat the same old things?

Jackie Halstead shares with us the process of Examen as she reviews 2013 and looks ahead to 2014 and dedicates her life to God.

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.

That's You Dad!

That's You Dad!

What a sweet dedication in a book, just wish it were my own!

Russ Lawson writes about finding a book with a special inscription for fathers, dads, that reminds us that changing the world comes at a cost and so we step up to the plate and do what a dad is supposed to do.

Training

Training

Are you willing to go into training to win the prize?

We look at the sacrifices that athletes make, and we understand why they do what they do. In the same way, we have to be willing to "go into training" to obtain eternal life

Trickle Down Parenting

Trickle Down Parenting

How can I start the trickle down effect in my family?

Joe Beam shares the concept of trickle down parenting by demonstrating with a couple of parents of a baby and toddler.

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!

A John Grisham Secret

A John Grisham Secret

What's the secret of success?

Rubel Shelly writes about the daily self-discipline of writing that author John Grisham displays and is the secret to his success.

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.

Fudging and Compromise

Fudging and Compromise

How far are you going to let things slide?

Mike Barres reminds us that taking moral shortcuts and fudging on things spiritually always end up in disaster and sin.

Exercising the Spirit: Rule of Life

Exercising the Spirit: Rule of Life

Are you ready to set out on your own with God?

The Rule of Life is our own commitment to live out the spiritual disciplines, exercising the Spirit and doing what God longs to see us doing.

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.

Mt. St. Kid

Mt. St. Kid

How can you tame a raging child volcano?

A kid who goes through a tantrum meltdown faces off with his mom who uses the scream free technique to help the child learn boundaries and not embarrass himself.

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.

Exercising the Spirit: Generosity

Exercising the Spirit: Generosity

How can being generous grow our spirits?

The spiritual discipline of generosity is crucial if we are going to grow in the spirit.

Got Your Spiritual Trainer?

Got Your Spiritual Trainer?

Who's training you to be God's servant?

Spiritual growth really requires us to have a spiritual trainer to help us with our spiritual discipline.

Exercising the Spirit: Breath Prayer

Exercising the Spirit: Breath Prayer

Do you know how to pray?

We can learn to breath pray and pray any time and any place and reach out to God through prayer.

Exercising the Spirit: Meditation

Exercising the Spirit: Meditation

When's the last time you tried meditating?

Meditation is a lost art and discipline that we as Christians need to engage in again!

Five to One

Five to One

How frequently are you affirming your kid?

Our kids need our discipline and correction, but that need our affirmation andpositive support even more.

Exercising the Spirit

Exercising the Spirit

What have you done to grow your soul lately?

While we focus on physical exercise at the beginning of the year, why not also focus on spiritual exercise, too?

Pinch of the Willy-Goo

Pinch of the Willy-Goo

What in the world is willy goo?

A wise woman who loved, encouraged and disciplined her children.

The Master Gardener

The Master Gardener

What's growing in your personal flower beds?

God is the master gardener and works in our lives to get rid of what is dead and overgrown.

Whose Advice Do You Seek?

Whose Advice Do You Seek?

Who do you listen to when it matters most?

Listen to the Lord, don't seek the advice of those who don't truly know the truth.

Lights Out

Lights Out

What can we learn from a toddler over-using the light switch?

God's authority, his love and discipline, are for our good and our blessing, not our punishment.