Articles Tagged 'Hospital'

Illness, My Teacher

Illness, My Teacher

Can anything good come from being sick?

Jackie Halstead reminds us of our need to slow down and let God lead us instead of thinking we can be in charge of our own lives.

Nothing Significant?

Nothing Significant?

So why do we discount what the Lord does through us?

Phil Ware reminds us that nothing we do in the Lord's name is insignificant, unimportant, or forgotten by God who loves us and remembers and rewards us for what we do.

Customer Service in a 'Yes!' Church?

Customer Service in a 'Yes!' Church?

How are we doing with our connection with those who are not one of us and are interested in us?

Greg Anderson shares the third in a series of articles from Interim Ministry Partners on greeting guests and welcoming others into our midst.

What Do You Learn from the Darkness

What Do You Learn from the Darkness

When life is tough, how does faith really help?

Ron Rose writes about hard times and hospital visits and Job and Israel and what we do with the darkness we find ourselves in.

Master the Art of Welcoming

Master the Art of Welcoming

How open are our arms?

Rick Brown challenges us to be welcoming to those who are outsiders and those we do not know.

Family Connection

Family Connection

So what did all those men do?

Lisa Mikitarian shares an unusual set of Thanksgiving events that took her far from home where she found family in an unlikely place.

Specialty of the House

Specialty of the House

Why can't this also be our specialty?

Rubel Shelly talks about Starbucks and their emphasis on customer service and how we need to emulate their desire to greet help others.

Bless Your Heart!

Bless Your Heart!

Whose heart are you blessing these days?

Jane Vincenzi shares some insight in the old southern phrase bless your heart and realizes that it is really what our Christian life is all about.

Less Than Advertised

Less Than Advertised

What are we really promising people in our churches?

Phil Ware shares an experience where a small town was way over hyped and didn't live up to its advertising and compares it to what happens in our churches and encourages us to build God's community.

Old Warriors

Old Warriors

What do you do to comfort those who lived through today so long ago?

Jerry visits and old warrior who cannot leave the battlefields of Normandy and can still remember as if it were yesterday leaving to go fight in World War II.

When Your Heart Hurts

When Your Heart Hurts

Is there anyting to really hold on to when your heart aches in the middle of life's messes?

With an onslaught of bad things happening over the last several weeks, Russ is holding on to hope and faith in God and the steadfast love of the Father.

Exercising the Spirit: Hospitality

Exercising the Spirit: Hospitality

When was the last time you entertained angels?

Hospitality is the Christian virtue of entertaining strangers, outsiders, and guests and recognizing in them angels or even the presence of God in the Trinity.

Expanding Your Circle of  Friends

Expanding Your Circle of Friends

How big is your circle?

We all need more friends, but the way to have them is to invest the time and offer others our friendship

Unremembered Friends

Unremembered Friends

What if we actually treated everyone we meet as if they were friends?

What if we greeted everyone as if they were a long lost friend who we were glad to see?

Extreme Hospitality

Extreme Hospitality

Is your home and heart open to others?

We must open our homes to others!

Why Care about Folks We Don't Know?

Why Care about Folks We Don't Know?

Why pay attention and look for folks we don't know?

We should care about all people, regardless of their background.

Please Don't Ignore Me!

Please Don't Ignore Me!

Do you ever feel overlooked?

Please don't ignore others or ignore God because we all know how it hurts to be ignored.

When Love Takes You In

When Love Takes You In

When's the last time you welcomed someone in?

We have been brought into the circle of God's grace and we must graciously bring others in as well.

Department or Attitude?

Department or Attitude?

Did you hear the one about the fellow who walked into First Suburban Church wearing an expensive suit and a baseball cap?

If you value human contact and personal service, then take note of and appreciate it when you receive it.