Articles Tagged 'Gentle'

Marketplace Ministry

Marketplace Ministry

What are you going to do with this third of your life?

Brian McCutchen reminds us that 1/3 of our life is spent working so we need to be aware that God doesn't have us where we are by accident.

I Choose

I Choose

We have a huge impact on our day by what we decide to choose!

Max Lucado reminds us that our life is made by what we choose to do with our character and our heart.

Keep in Step with the Spirit

Keep in Step with the Spirit

Can you dance with the Holy Spirit

Phil Ware continues his short series on the Holy Spirit focusing on dancing with the Spirit and keeping in step with the Spirit.

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.

Easter is Still with Us?

Easter is Still with Us?

We're done with leftovers and the eggs are put away, but Easter still remains!

Rubel Shelly reminds us that Easter is not over as long as Jesus' followers, Christians, his disciples, live out the evidence of his resurrection in their lives by the way they treat others.

Good Samaritan Not Appreciated

Good Samaritan Not Appreciated

Why would anyone not be thankful for getting back $1200?

Rubel Shelly tells the story of a man finding $1200 and not being thanked when he returned it and he talks about the principle of being a good Samaritan.

She Had An Abortion

She Had An Abortion

How big of a sin can God forgive?

Many times, our zeal to condemn sin can make the vulnerable among us feel alienated from God.

Kindness Can Change Things

Kindness Can Change Things

Winning the hearts of our enemies?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that gentleness is much in need in every area of life.

Overcoming Blunders with Grace

Overcoming Blunders with Grace

Open mouth and insert foot or extend grace?

Rubel Shelly writes about an embarrassing moment by a Washington insider and staffer and a 4-star General.

GO_fearlessly

GO_fearlessly

Is this outside your EEZ?

Phil Ware completes the shift series with the theme of going fearlessly, and focuses on sharing our hope and following the Great Commission.

A Tact Attack

A Tact Attack

What do you mean my dog is on the roof?

Rubel Shelly shares his insights on tact, telling the truth, kindness, sophistry, avoidance, and sugar coating the truth.

I Take It Back

I Take It Back

Sometimes we wish we could put the genie back into the bottle!

Tom Norvell reminds us about the nature of regrets and the wish we hadn't done what we've done, so he encourages us to live life differently.

Seasoned with Salt

Seasoned with Salt

Can others tell your faith through ypur speech?

Russ Lawson reminds us that we can and should be considerate, comforting, and encouraging in the way we respond to others.

Gentle Moments

Gentle Moments

Are you taking advantage of the gentle moments?

Paul Faulkner reminds us to use the gentle quiet tuck-in times with our kids.

The Quiet Kingdom

The Quiet Kingdom

Can you hear the Kingdom advancing?

Rubel Shelly talks about the kinds of ways the Kingdom of God grows and spreads, quietly, gently, in the faithful, every day actions of real people.

How Fragile Is Your Ego?

How Fragile Is Your Ego?

Can your ego handle the call of Jesus to humility?

Our egos are fragile and important but also dangerous, but we must learn humility.

Simple Dignity

Simple Dignity

Sometimes the most profound grace is based on simple action.

The Amish are an example of simple piety that cares to honor God above getting even: it is their character and not their dress or agrarian culture we need to imitate.

Joy and Pain in the Family of God

Joy and Pain in the Family of God

Could we be so gracious in this awful situation?

The horrible death of one daughter and the coma of another and the confusion between the two leads the Ceraks and Van Ryns on the ultimate challenge of Christian faith.

A Good Day

A Good Day

How can it be a good day when you don't get your

Interruptions and surprise visitors are not bad things in a busy day of ministry; they are an answer to prayer.

The Forgotten Virtue

The Forgotten Virtue

When is the last time you heard someone praised from being gentle?

Gentleness is often forgotten in today's world, but it is one of the most lauded virtues in Scripture and we must display it to be God's people.

The Inner Self

The Inner Self

What are you doing for the inside?

We are so caught up in looking good and yet do so little to focus on what really makes us beautiful and fit!

Driving Lessons

Driving Lessons

Where can we learn the real truth about living in a conflict filled world?

Driver's Ed teaches us that we have to drive responsibly for everyone, not just ourselves!

A Mom Takes Her Stand

A Mom Takes Her Stand

What's a mom to do?

A mom reminds us how to use a gentle answer to deal with a difficult problem.

Thermostat or Thermometer?

Thermostat or Thermometer?

Are you a situation complainer or an environment changer?

We can be situation complainers -- thermostats -- or situation changers -- thermometers; Jesus' will, however, is that we be salt, light, and examples who display the fruit of the Spirit.