Articles Tagged 'Frustration'

'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.

Rules for Building a Snowman?

Rules for Building a Snowman?

So there are actually rules for this?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the keys to following Jesus by pulling our leg about a bunch of rules for building a snowman.

Play Like You're Loved

Play Like You're Loved

Are you trying to earn it?

Rubel Shelley takes a look at coach Scott Nagy of South Dakota State and sees a great slogan: play like you are loved.

Moving beyond the Ashes

Moving beyond the Ashes

How do you restore the joy to life and ministry again?

Phil Ware talks about burn out and how God restored Elijah to ministry and freshness after his great victory on Mt. Carmel and his collapse in the desert.

Why Doesn't God Answer My Prayers?

Why Doesn't God Answer My Prayers?

What happened to Jesus' promise?

Ron Rose writes about unanswered prayers and letting God find us and us having conversations with our heavenly Father.

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.

In Praise of Shiphrah and Puah

In Praise of Shiphrah and Puah

Believe that you can change the course of things!

Rubel Shelly reminds us to choose wisely what we do and invest in because we can change the future and we should try to do so for God's glory.

Ain't Nothin' New?

Ain't Nothin' New?

Will things ever change for me?

Phil Ware reminds that God still has the whole world in his hands and he can get us out of our ruts and break through the barriers that hold us captive to boredom and sameness.

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.

Opposite Day

Opposite Day

How can I turn it around with my kids?

Jenny Runkel shares an experience with her parenting that took her outside the normal ScreamFree process and how she did the opposite of what she felt like doing to get back on track.

Uncluttering

Uncluttering

Are you willing to get rid of the stuff in your life that is just in the way?

Patrick Odum challenges us to get rid of the clutter in our lives and our churches just like Jesus challenged the people of his day.

Are We Missing Something?

Are We Missing Something?

Doesn't feel as if something is lacking in all the mess?

Tom Norvell talks about a pre-Christmas trip to the place of insanity, the mall, and questions if they are missing something in the season.

Praise and Perspective

Praise and Perspective

Where do you get the perspective to praise God during tough times?

Kimberli Brackett reminds us that even in the worst of circumstances, God is at work trying to make something out of our situation and we can see if we will praise God and ask for his perspective.

Is This Really Depression?

Is This Really Depression?

Is this really depression?

Depression is more than not getting what we want, but unfortunately we get it confused, but let's admit its character flaws that leads us to be desirious of more than we need.

The Unexpected!

The Unexpected!

What is coming down the road for you?

Sometimes when we least expect, in an area where we would never suspect it, God opens up our eyes and hearts and helps us see everything in a new light.

Stuck at the Tracks

Stuck at the Tracks

Is your life stuck at the light?

A car stuck at a light reminds

Life Outside of Football

Life Outside of Football

Is there anything beyond sports, work, and pain?

Tony Dungy reminded us that character wins and that character involves more than just sports.

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.

Venting?

Venting?

Have you learned to let off a little steam before you blow up?

We need to vent our anger appropriately with a Christian friend before we lose control and the whole things blows up on us and those around us.

Sizzling!

Sizzling!

What do you do when you receive sharp criticims?

Criticism hurts and we often respond unappropriately and hurtfully only making things worse so why don't we take time, weed our own garden, and learn from it.

Stuck!

Stuck!

How do you get un-stuck?

Stuck in an airport trying to get home, Phil realizes several lessons about getting un-stuck spiritually.

Address Unknown?

Address Unknown?

Can we live like we know for sure?

God is at work in the ordinary and unimportant aspects of life as well as the extraordinary and debilitating aspects of life.

Take the Hype out of the Holidays

Take the Hype out of the Holidays

How are you going to handle the holiday stress?

Holidays can be stressful and hectic, here are some good ways to stay on track and protect your holidays.

The Danger of Being Too Busy

The Danger of Being Too Busy

Who are you judging before looking at your own life?

Before we criticize others for being too busy, maybe we ought to look at our own schedules!

Life is Not for Sissies

Life is Not for Sissies

What's got you in a fix?

Life isn't easy; it's not for sissies, but for people who are determined to walk with Jesus.