Articles Tagged 'Mother' (Page 2)

When You're Missing Being Loved

Sometimes we don't see that love is defined by surprise and sacrifice.

Ann Voskamp talks about this year's wheat harvest and how it reminds her of God's grace and message of love when she was once in France and how communion is about love and love is about sacrifice.

The Second Batch

When does most awful mess become the opportunity for grace to capture our heart and give us confidence for the future?

Lisa Mikitarian tells us a wonderful story about the Father's grace revealed in a young girl's fall with the cupcakes made to honor her beloved grandmother.

I Blew It... Again!

What happens when Mt. Momma erupts?

Sarah Holley challenges us to focus on our own actions, ask for forgiveness, and prepare for the next trigger encounter after we have come to grips with the latest time we've blown it.

Boy vs. Coffee Mug

How do you react to this kind of stuff?

Lisa Mikitarian shares an event in the life of her daily routine with her son and how her reaction to a broken mug leads to even more destruction and a family lesson.

Untold Stories: Eve, the Mother of Seth

What can we learn by just a few obscure references in Scripture about Seth? A whole lot of hope!

Phil Ware uses the story of Eve and Seth to give us encouragement for those times when we think we've failed as a parent.

Red to Honor, White to Remember

What will you do to remember?

Phillip Morrison offers Encouraging Words about Mother's Day and the red or white flowers we wear in honor and to remember our mothers.

Some Things just Matter More!

A touching reminder of why we do some very simple, but important things!

Phil Ware shares a recent heart-gripping moment they had with their compassion child from Uganda and what it all means as he remembers a trip from 5 years ago with Compassion Bloggers.

The Highest Compliment

Why would he do such a thing?

Phil Ware describes several passages of Scripture that use the image of a mother bird or a woman in labor to express their love for new Christians, and then says this is the highest compliment a mom can receive.

A Manger, A Cross, and an Empty Tomb

How could it happen like this?

Bill Sherrill reminds us that the manger and the promises given to Mary would make the Cross seem impossible to understand until the empty tomb and the resurrection brought back the praise the angels gave on the day he was born.

Last Glimpse?

What does this last glimpse of Mary teach us about Jesus and discipleship?

Phil Ware finishes his series on the Windows to Wonder, on Mary the mother of Jesus, the Messiah, the Lord, and Savior, and reminds us that we can all be part of Jesus' forever family.

Leaving an Imprint of a Mother's Faith

What's a mom supposed to do with wet cement?

Phil Ware continues his series on Mary the mother of Jesus called window to wonder and talks about Mary forming Jesus.

After the Angel Leaves

So how do we keep on keeping on after the angel leaves?

Phil Ware begins a 4 part series on Mary, the mother of Jesus, called Windows to Wonder, and talks about how the angel left Mary and Mary's life began to unfold with challenges and difficulties, but she maintained faith.

From Surviving to Thriving

My life has been forever changed — and thankfully, so has Edison's.

The Child Survival Program from Compassion International is making great strides for mothers and babies in Ecuador.

A Mother's Day Surprise

What is the best you can do today on Mothers' Day?

Some surprises on mother's day are not wanted.

Secure Identity

What makes your identity secure

We don't find our identity in our roles or our status. Our identity is found in Jesus Christ.

You Have Always Been Drawn to Wood

What would Mary have thought in such painful times?

Phil Ware writes a meditation on what Mary may have thought as she stood at the foot of Jesus' cross as he died, using the theme of wood in his life to connect the story.

A Little Something Extra

What do you have to share with others that is a little extra?

Katha Winther shares a tradition she picked up from her mother and that we should pass along to others along the way: give a little something extra.

Solving the Big Mystery

When is the last time you stared into the face of God?

Ron Rose talks about Amy who went to Mother Teresa's Dying Destitutes and found that by touching the broken and dying you looked into the face of God, and we can do the same if we take the time to draw close

Traveling Mercies: Never Leave These Behind

Can love and faithfulness be more than a slogan?

Phil Ware writes about Ruth and her love and faithfulness and how God used this to bring the Messiah, bless broken-hearted Naomi, and bless his people.

Calling Home

Your Father is waiting to hear from you!

Russ Lawson talks about talking with his kids and grandchildren on the phone and how precious it is to him and how God longs to hear from us in much the same way.

God's Gift of Family Grace

Sometimes the biggest story at church is not one you know!

Phil Ware shares a Mothers' Day story of God's grace and the reunion of a family brought together through adoption.

Nearby Treasures

Is what you most need to hear or see actually nearby?

Kelly Breece talks about taking her daughter to see her grandmother and how she discovers a homemade book nearby that blesses them all.

Mother's Day Messages

Thank you for your legacy of faith.

A simple message from 2 Timothy about mothers.

Mother's Day in Retrospect

Now just how good a Mother's Day gift is a rubber tree plant?

Russ Lawson talks about what husbands and sons should do for the mothers and wives for Mother's Day.

What Difference Can One Make?

Can one person really make a difference

Phil Ware looks at Ruth and Naomi and the difference one faithful person can make in everything!