Articles Tagged 'Fit'

Aren't the Trees Nice and Full!

Aren't the Trees Nice and Full!

We are called to be a group of mustard seed people — folks who know they are GATHERED to be TRANSFORMED and SCATTERED.

Phil Ware introduces us to the concept of TRANSENDING.church and calls us to be a people who gather to transform and scatter.

No Box Works!

No Box Works!

You can try to make Jesus into the Messiah you want him to be, but he's too big for your job description!

Max Lucado reminds us that Jesus defies description and won't fit into any boxes that limit him and make him manageable.

A Word for Misfits

A Word for Misfits

Can God really use someone like me?

Max Lucado writes about Samuel's anointing David king of Israel and reminds us that God uses all sorts of misfits.

Oasis of Safety

Oasis of Safety

This place was rare; an oasis of safety in a desert of violence.

An article about the work of one church with the help of Compassion International in Fortaleza Brazil.

Good News for Christmas

Good News for Christmas

In the dark night of the soul or caught in the foggy haze of confusion, is there good news for me?

Rick Brown writes a beautiful story on the background of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and a reminder that Jesus came for all of us misfits so we could know we fit in.

Made to be Complements

Made to be Complements

Filling in each other's missing pieces!

Phil Ware continues his series on looking at how the Bible values a woman, this week focusing on what it means to be complements.

Welcome to the Dance

Welcome to the Dance

All of life is a dance if we will only remember who needs to take the lead!

Lisa Noble shares a beautiful and intimate reflection of her walk, or better yet her dance with the Lord and his lead in her life.

How Are You Spending Time?

How Are You Spending Time?

So what are you investing in?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the value of small increments of time used wisely to make an eternal difference by doing the small things in the lives of others that bless, encourage, and support them.

Outlive Yourself

Outlive Yourself

Andy and Barney will live on in our memories for a long time!

Steve Higginbotham reflects on the death of Andy Griffith and reminds us of the importance of our influence.

What Are We Known For?

What Are We Known For?

So how's your reputation as a Christian?

Ron Rose reminds us that we can be someone who argues or someone who is known for loving others.

If the Shoe Fits

If the Shoe Fits

Are you chosen?

Phil Ware continues his series of reflections based on his Sagrada Familia mission trip to the orphans of The Community.

What Takes Your Breath Away?

What Takes Your Breath Away?

Isn't it all a matter of how we view things?

Ron Rose reminds us of the benefits of our faith and our need to celebrate them!

Even in Mayberry

Even in Mayberry

Could anything be better than living in Mayberry?

Steve Higginbotham talks about four murders that occurred in the town that furnished the backdrop for Andy of Mayberry and reminds us that we live in a fallen world and need to keep our eyes on our heavenly home.

I Think I Am ...

I Think I Am ...

Is this something you are ready to admit?

Tom Norvell makes a wide open confession, he likes shoes and they help him realize that he is rich!

Figuring Out the Future

Figuring Out the Future

So what's going to happen with all this mess?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of what we need to hold onto during these uncertain times as we try to anticipate the future.

Try It On First

Try It On First

We should want people to investigate Jesus.

Jesus is worth investigating and Christians should encourage people to take enough time to evaluate his value.

Now that the Waters Have Receded

Now that the Waters Have Receded

What can we do to help?

Phil Ware talks about ways we can help with hurricane relief.

Grand Slam?

Grand Slam?

When is a hit more than a home run?

Kelly Breece talks about her son, Shane, and his first hit in baseball.

Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves

Is death always an intrusion and a tragedy?

Mike Barres reminds us that death, like the falling of leaves in autumn, is a natural part of our world and we need to make sure we honor God when that time comes.

Free to Serve

Free to Serve

If I am free, why would I want to be a servant?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that because of Jesus, even difficult tasks are a blessing to do.

Good for You!

Good for You!

So is marriage really that big an improvement?

Marriage proves to be beneficial for both men and women, though for different reasons.

No Rest, No Gain

No Rest, No Gain

Can you really get more fit by resting?

Without rest we cannot restore our bodies and our health, but this is not a new idea, it is God's fitness plan from long ago.

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.

Elbow Grease

Elbow Grease

Are you clean enough to leave a message?

God's people are best noticed when they leave a trail of kind deeds and acts of grace behind, cleaning up a dingy world gone bad.

Seven Blessings or Six Strong Men

Seven Blessings or Six Strong Men

What will it take to get you to go to church?

Even a secular study of the benefits of going to church are pretty significant, but if that won't get us into the church building, six men carrying our coffin will.