Articles Tagged 'Gift' (Page 3)

I've Got Nothing!

What do you do when you don't feel like you have anything to offer?

Tom Norvell reminds us to listen to God when we feel like we have nothing to offer, and if we do, we will realize that is enough.

Together in His Grace

What are you guys trying to do here?

Phil Ware gives the basis and background for the section of heartlight.org called together in his grace.

Remembering Valentine's Day

Do little gifts of remembrance actually mean a lot?

Steve Brumfield writes about the way he celebrated Valentine's Day with his wife Sue.

Captured by Grace

Can you be captured by freedom and grace?

Phil Ware uses the climactic moment in the movie "Saving Private Ryan" where he is told to "earn it" to emphasize the difference between grace and obligation.

Star Bright

What difference does one twinkling star really make?

Phil Ware reflects upon the star the Magi saw and puts it in its context of astrologers from Iran who recognized Jesus as King of the Jews and the religious leaders among the Jews who tried to kill him.

It's Almost Time ...

Are you ready for the big day to arrive?

Tom Norvell describes what it is like to be ready for Christmas on Christmas eve and wonders what it was like for God on the eve of His Son's birth into the world.

The Grinch that Stole Mommy

How do I order that talking gnome?

Jenny Runkel admits that Christmas really stresses her out and she finds a way to cope.

The Sin of Living too Cautiously

Are you willing to risk to honor God?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that caution rooted in the fear of God can be a bad thing when we are trying to serve him with the gifts he has given us to be used for his glory.

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.

Jess, to His Friends

What a big difference one stuck key can make!

Lisa Mikitarian has a sticking key on her laptop, the letter "U" and it makes things look a little strange but it helps remind her how everyone is important!

Loving God

What better gift can you give to the Creator of the universe?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that the best gift we can give God is the gift of ourselves, loving him completely.

Give Thee or Give Me

What's in it for God?

Bill Sherrill reminds us that the spirit of the Christmas season is giving, not receiving and that we need to be a people with a spirit of thanksgiving.

It IS More Blessed!

Have you really experienced the joy of this truth?

Phil Ware describes an experience one of the middle school teachers at his church had while listening to a student talk about receiving presents from a cool church.

The Best Gifts

Can you turn loose what you have to find the joy you don't have?

Ron Rose reminds us that the best gifts are those we keep in circulation by sharing them with others.

Thanksgiving and Walking the Boundaries

So what can we do to bless our churches this next year as we thank God this year?

Larry Davies offers a Thanksgiving check up for churches and their leaders as he explores things that make for healthy churches.

If You're Not Sure of Your Part

How do you find your part?

Alan Smith talks about a junior high music teacher whose students didn't play.

Who?

Who in the world is this dude who played such an important role?

Steve Higginbotham writes about Bezalel, an artist who was chosen by God to design and oversee the construction of the Tabernacle and all the sacred items found in it during the rugged time of the wilderness wanderings.

Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land

Let's celebrate TRUE freedom

Despite common misconceptions, freedom is not granted by governments, nor won on a battlefield. True freedom comes from God and God alone.

The Comforter

What will you do with this blanket?

The Holy Spirit is God's gift to Christians, the comforter who helps us and blesses us with his presence.

The Greatest Gift to Give

What could be greater than the gift you've already bought them?

The best gift that can be given is the gift of dedicated time to a family member.

Buy Your Own Gifts!

Anything in your Christmas envelope?

An older lady's mistake with Christmas envelopes reminds us that God never forgets to pay for our gifts!

The Best Gifts

Are you still trying to buy love at Christmas?

Priceless memories that you make with those you love are far more valuable and enduring gifts than anything you can purchase with money.

The Gift of Praise

Ruby and diamond rings are half as important as the praise they bring!

A Christmas present of a ruby and diamond ring that is adjustable is a present that evokes praise just like the way God has blessed us should pour forth our praise!

Appreciating God's Blessings

How can an undeserved inheritance make us sad?

A humorous story about undeserved inheritance reminds us of how easy it is to forget to thank God for all that he has done for us.

The Gift of Now

So what birthday are you celebrating next?

A grandchild celebrates birthday one and a grandmother celebrates birthday fifty and both rejoice in the gift of now.