Articles Tagged 'Fun'

'A Year with Jesus' Starts Today!

This free devo walks through the New Testament, written in the first-person narrative of Jesus.

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Learning About Life in the Middle of Death?

He just stared for a moment, then reached up, kissed the forehead, and touched the hand of the women in the casket.

Ron Rose reminds us of the value of being family and friends in the face of death and realizing that we are learning as much about life as we are about death!

A Time to Weep

What time is it in your relationship with your older friends and family? What time is it in your own life? Are you ready for closing time?

Philip Gulley talks about his dad's heart surgery and his directions for his funeral service in case he didn't survive and the lasting impact this has had on Phillip's life.

Yogi and Red Trucks

Don't you have any of those red trucks to send?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the character who was Yogi Berra and reminds us that we need to be certain about our communication.

Christian Graces

More Kingdom work is done in hospitals than in church buildings

Dying and death come at inconvenient times, interrupting life. Yet, I have become convinced it is at precisely those times that one can see firsthand Christian Graces. Walking with the real people as death interrupts their living, by listening, preparing

I Preached My Dad's Funeral

I learned some very important truths when I preached my Dad's funeral.

Preaching my Dad's funeral taught me important lessons about my own life... and my own death.

Easter Clothes

What kind of clothes did Jesus wear that first Easter Sunday.

Rick Brown reminds us what is important about the clothes we wear on Easter and that Jesus appeared to Mary as a gardener.

50 Years

Some things echo through time and their sounds never really leave your ears.

Phillip Morrison, with a few words of introduction by Phil Ware, reflects on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the events that include Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby and the time that all of America became a church.

I just Want Someone to Love Me Forever

Isn't this what every child has a right to expect?

Rubel Shelly talks about Davion Navar Henry Only and his search for his mother and a forever family who will love him unconditionally.

Strong and Courageous?

Is there something that can move us beyond being frozen in fear?

Phil Ware reminds us that Joshua 1 and God's famous charge to Joshua to be strong and courageous is as much a promise and faithfulness from God as it is commitment and trust from us.

Taste of Grace, Glimpse of Glory

Where can you actually see and taste a little bit of heaven?

Phil Ware writes about a group of young men and young women interning in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and the cultural and racial melting pot that is the church.

The Story: Garments of Grace

How can these grave clothes speak of a better hope?

Phil Ware continues his series that parallels The Story and he brings us to the resurrection of Jesus through the humiliation of his disciples and himself and tying his message to the garments of Jesus.

Overcoming Your Heritage

What's up in the forest of your family trees?

Max Lucado writes about Josiah and how he overcame the bad family heritage.

Mortality: Trying It on for Size

A test run at death?

Rubel Shelly talks about a Korean project to help folks not commit suicide by helping them understand what death might be like.

Play Misty for Me

What does the mist look like in your life?

Patrick Odum reminds us of the mistiness of life and reminds us to live with a sense of urgency and also anticipation of resurrection and joy.

Glory Awaits

In this season of memories, what should we hold on to most tightly?

Phil Ware reflects on the death of his grandfather, Daddy Gordon, and remembers his father's passing away, and is reminded of the floods in life that can't sweep away our hope.

The Joy of the Party

Will you show the joy this season?

Larry Davies reflects on a group of school teachers and their party and reminds us that we need to be people of joy.

Has It Passed?

Somethings are just more difficult than others, until we have what others have to endure.

Lisa Mikitarian reflects on the passing of her husband's kidney stone and is caught up in the pain of two more passings.

Preaching Your Own Funeral

What will they say when it's time to put you away?

The way we live will determine how people remember us when we are gone.

Unveiling of Legacy

What will you have to pass on to your children and grandchildren?

Ron Rose shares with us about legacy, faith, children, grandchildren, funerals, and the real inheritance we need to set aside for those who come after us.

Don't Save It for the Funeral

What are you waiting for?

Alan Smith shares the importance of doing things now in the lives we love and not waiting till the funeral.

The Failure of List-keeping

Why do we trade our Lord in for our lists?

Bill Denton reminds us that the Gospel of Jesus isn't centered in a list of do's and don't's but in a Savior, Jesus Christ, who was crucified and raised to bring us God's grace.

Going Home

Where will I be when I finally realize that I'm home?

Sarah Stirman talks about the funeral for her grandfather and it reminds her where her real home is.

Grand Slam?

When is a hit more than a home run?

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

Home

When going home means giving a child a chance at life!

Phil Ware describes doing a funeral and a graveside for a good man and how it becomes the opportunity for good things to happen to children around the world.

Events and Emotions

Have you ridden the roller coaster lately?

Katha Winther shares the up and downs of her emotional roller coaster in her life recently and reminds us that God is with us in the ever-changing emotions of life.