Articles Tagged 'Mature'

The Empty Nest?

The Empty Nest?

Where is your real nest?

Alan Smith describes the empty nest syndrome from a humorous point of view, then goes to remind us that we are all in God's nest.

God's Spirit Heals Suffering

God's Spirit Heals Suffering

Your suffering is only temporary.

In a world of suffering, God's Spirit offers Hope for Life.

Selfishness Destroys a Home

Selfishness Destroys a Home

What is the real homewrecker?

Paul Faulkner looks at the role maturity and unselfishness play in good families.

A Rock Among Play-Doh

A Rock Among Play-Doh

Can you stand firm in a Play-Doh world?

In a world of bending and conforming, Christians need to learn to hold their ground.

Planting Seeds for the Future

Planting Seeds for the Future

Are you planting any seeds for tomorrow?

Ron Rose reminds us that we need to be investing in the future by helping others see the potential that God has for them.

Broken Spirit

Broken Spirit

How good is your spirit?

Alan Smith reminds us that we have to be moldable, to have a broken and contrite spirit if God is going to do anything with us.

Beyond Defending Our Fortresses

Beyond Defending Our Fortresses

Why can't we leave our old positions behind?

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.

Cutting Corners

Cutting Corners

Most important things require us to hang in and hang touch to get to our destination!

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.

More than a Resolution to Jog

More than a Resolution to Jog

Are you ready to push toward the finish?

Philippians 3:12-16 and Philippians 1:6

Shift Change

Shift Change

Can you make it just one hour?

Learning to take things one hour and one step at a time helps this mother learn to make it when her premature baby is having problems in the hospital.

Stretching for Our Gods

Stretching for Our Gods

What are you willing to sacrifice to achieve or find?

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.

More than Change

More than Change

Surely you want to do something a little deeper than just another coat of pain?

External changes won't cut it, we need real spiritual transformation which comes from the Spirit of God.

Finding the Presence of Christ

Finding the Presence of Christ

Where will we find Jesus in the middle of our messes?

We will find the presence of Jesus in our lives when we are willing to be his presence in the lives of others.

What Do You Want Them to Be?

What Do You Want Them to Be?

When all is said and done, what will you be?

When we grow up, we want to be like Jesus!

Dared to Hope

Dared to Hope

If only we would trust that the Lord can make us all grow!

We've got to believe that God can bring growth out of tough and impossible situations!

Not Yet What It Will Be

Not Yet What It Will Be

Are you not there yet?

We must not give up on ourselves or each other because we are not there yet!

Wonder Working Power

Wonder Working Power

Why can't we see the power of the Holy Spirit in less exciting ways?

Even if our time in life means we have to slow down, that doesn't mean the Holy Spirit quits working in us; we can see his power in the small things he does in our lives.