Articles Tagged 'Mean' (Page 3)

Everyone Is a Critic

What do we do and how do we act in a world of critics?

Rubel Shelly talks about how we all have begun to play the role of critic -- some are on the giving end and some on the receiving -- so how are we to act and respond in such a world?

Peace Be with You!

Have you found purpose, meaning, and peace in the life you are living?

Phil Ware continues his lifewords series on the post resurrection sayings of Jesus and considers Jesus' blessing, "Peace be with you!"

Family Unique: The Big Question

Do you have a plan for your family's road ahead?

Rick Brown writes in his family unique series about a family having a plan for what they are going to do and the key step in the plan is to decide how to finish the following, "As for me and my house we will ..."

The Partnership

Can you see more going on in your life than the daily grind?

Phil Ware writes about having a sense of divine partnership in daily life and being used by God and sensing God's presence in what we do.

Don't Trust a Shadow

Why do we chase after what is not substance?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that image is not substance and shadow is not tree: trust the tree not the shadow!

Beyond the Call of Duty

Are you above the law?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of another way to be like Jesus and be above the law in a good way.

Forgiveness?

What are you going to do?

Ron Rose reminds us of Reginald Denny and the vicious attack he suffered in the riots of LA and yet forgave.

Uprighting the Earth

What do you need to bury in your life?

Ann Voskamp shares about a recent burial she was happy to attend, and in the process, put the world back into its upright position.

Conviction

Can you find hope in a hopeless situation?

Phil Ware shares insights he learned from a book and a group of pictures about Compassion International and the meaning of life and death.

End of the Year Farewells

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Everyone dies ... so how do I know my life matters?

The Flow

Do you know how to get in the flow?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that life's purpose rather than externals or someone else trying to make us happy is the real key to peace and joy in life.

Married Singles

How do we get past the isolation?

Paul Faulkner reminds us of the importance of discussing and sharing what we believe with each other in marriage so we can truly become one.

What's Really Important

How do you know the difference?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that most folks miss the point of life entirely because they don't know what is really important.

One Thing

What's the one thing you are supposed to do?

Phil Ware shares about how important it is to find our one thing we are supposed to do in life and how to find it by spending time with Jesus.

Whom Do You Hate?

So why do we deny it instead of addressing it in our lives?

Bill Denton challenges us to understand that hateful behavior is our expression of hate no matter how we try to deny it.

I Was a Snob and It Breaks My Heart

How hard is it to admit that we can be religious snobs?

Kimberli Brackett reminds us that it is easy to slip into the role of being prideful and a snob who hurts others because of our silly and stupid pridefulness.

More than Death and Taxes

You have anything more going for you than just living to pay taxes?

During tax season it is always important to be reminded that life is a whole lot more than living to pay taxes, in fact, God wants us to have life that is full of purpose and meaning.

What Is It You See in Christmas?

Why do we fuss and fight over such a wonderful time?

Christmas has unfortunately gotten so caught up in conflict that we lose sight of loving folks the way Jesus came to do.

More than the Wrapping Paper for Christmas

Can we move beyond the fluff to the focus of God's heart?

We get so caught up in the fluff we forget the focus of God, like justice and mercy.

Straight Lines with Crooked Sticks

How in the world can you make something straight out of something crooked?

God can take broken, weak, and unfaithful people and make something meaningful and important out of their lives.

Family Messes

How are we to handle the messes of life in the family of God?

Christian people can be ugly and ungrateful, but we must be like Jesus in both the way we use our speech and the way we forgive others who are hateful and ungrateful.

Living vs. Life

What's the difference between making a living and making a life?

Life is more than making a living, it's making a life.

How Great the Father's Love!

Does any of the Father's love splash over and touch the people in your family?

Overhearing a questioning about loving children enough gets Sarah thinking about the need for meaningful touch, focused listening, and hanging around together.

Destiny

What is your destiny?

God has a plan for each of us, a destiny, to use us for his glory.

Friends with Forever Purpose

What in the world did were they for?

Jesus' resurrection fills all of our life with meaning.