Phil Ware compares the journey to maturity with a family vacation in a minivan and reminds us that maturity is the journey, not a destination as we seek to become like Jesus.
03/03/2008 by Phil Ware
Russ Lawson reminds us that faith is a muscle we exercise and when we do, we mature and grow in faith and spiritual strength.
11/29/2007 by Russ Lawson
Larry Davies offers a Thanksgiving check up for churches and their leaders as he explores things that make for healthy churches.
11/24/2007 by Larry Davies
Rubel Shelly reminds us that difficuty can be an opportunity to grow and become more of a person.
11/01/2007 by Rubel Shelly
Paul Faulkner tells about a paralyzed friend and his patience, but reminds us that all of us need patience if we are to be what God wants to grow us to be.
07/20/2007 by Paul Faulkner
Phil looks at our spiritual journey to be conformed to Jesus and to go to our home with God and asks how we can get so bogged down in being critical of others who are not at the same point in their journey as we are.
05/07/2007 by Phil Ware
So often we look for short cuts or ways to cut corners to get to a goal that can only be reached by hard work, perserverance, and a willingness to keep on working over time.
04/12/2007 by Rubel Shelly
The Rule of Life is our own commitment to live out the spiritual disciplines, exercising the Spirit and doing what God longs to see us doing.
01/28/2007 by Scott Owings
Patrick Odum reminds us that to grow we have to stretch, reach, and sacrifice but that is more than worth the effort because Jesus gives us back far more than we can ever give.
11/30/2006 by Patrick D. Odum
Growth takes consistent, persistent effort, it is not something that happens right now, but God is at work right now to make it happen in us.
11/17/2006 by Paul Faulkner
Ray Romano said he is off to do soul work remembering a note he received from his brother about something that Jesus said about losing ones soul.
11/08/2006 by Rubel Shelly
We create echoes by our life, so what kind of echo will you hear from the people around you?
10/04/2006 by Larry Davies
Change comes from following the principles in the good ol' Bible given to us by God!
07/21/2006 by Paul Faulkner
External changes won't cut it, we need real spiritual transformation which comes from the Spirit of God.
07/17/2006 by Phil Ware
Stuck in an airport trying to get home, Phil realizes several lessons about getting un-stuck spiritually.
06/19/2006 by Phil Ware
We need to be balance in our lives -- physically, spiritually, and relationally.
03/23/2006 by Steve Ridgell
If we are going to change and grow, we're going to have to know what motivates that kind of change: affection, acceptance, and self-respect.
02/10/2006 by Paul Faulkner
If we are to grow in our spiritual walk, we must exercise the Spirit within us and one way is lectio divina, sacred reading.
02/09/2006 by Scott Owings
Learning to pay the price to get better or else we'll become irrelevant.
02/06/2006 by Phil Ware
We need to evaluate how we are growing and have a plan to continue to grow.
02/05/2006 by Mike Barres
safety net, net, rescue, Jesus, servant of God
02/04/2006 by Russ Lawson
Sometimes rather than destroying us, pain and stress sometimes can make us stronger and grow.
01/24/2006 by Rubel Shelly
So often we get pre-occupied with being busy that we forget to check our direction and our progress
01/17/2006 by Ron Rose
As we age and the years speed by, we need to take some time and examine what we have done with our lives.
01/10/2006 by Teresa Bell Kindred
While we focus on physical exercise at the beginning of the year, why not also focus on spiritual exercise, too?
01/08/2006 by Scott Owings