Articles Tagged 'Patience'

Something Greater to Come

Something Greater to Come

Waiting for the Lord to come and realizing that his coming is clothed in love.

Phillip Morrison reminds us that waiting and Christmas and Advent involve waiting and the wait is worth the effort when the desire of our hearts comes and fills us with his love.

I Choose

I Choose

We have a huge impact on our day by what we decide to choose!

Max Lucado reminds us that our life is made by what we choose to do with our character and our heart.

Calm in the Midst of Chaos

Calm in the Midst of Chaos

Do those old passsages really have something to say today?

Rubel Shelly reminds us about God's enfolding peace in the middle of life's worse storms and that this has been true for centuries.

Keep in Step with the Spirit

Keep in Step with the Spirit

Can you dance with the Holy Spirit

Phil Ware continues his short series on the Holy Spirit focusing on dancing with the Spirit and keeping in step with the Spirit.

It Starts with Mission

It Starts with Mission

Where do you begin to find a new preacher, pastor, or minister?

Tim Woodroof begins a series of articles by Interim Ministry Partners on discovering a congregation's mission by talking about how churches want to find someone to fill the pulpit in a hurry when they first need to discover who they are and what their mis

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.

Easter is Still with Us?

Easter is Still with Us?

We're done with leftovers and the eggs are put away, but Easter still remains!

Rubel Shelly reminds us that Easter is not over as long as Jesus' followers, Christians, his disciples, live out the evidence of his resurrection in their lives by the way they treat others.

Be Still!

Be Still!

When

In a world that's always in a hurry, we need to stop and recognize who is really God.

Hem of the Garment

Hem of the Garment

Could you have waited?

Phil Ware continues his series on Light on the Dark Side of the Mountain focusing on David's restraint when he could have killed Saul.

How to Think of God

How to Think of God

Do you see God in the face and actions of a young child?

Rubel Shelly's night with a little girl in a restaurant reminds him of who God actually is.

Improv Parenting

Improv Parenting

Can you adjust to family life on the fly?

Jenny Runkel reminds us of the rules of improv and shows us how to use them in our parenting!

Moving Stumps

Moving Stumps

How do you reach the tipping point?

Mike Barres gets stumped on moving a stump but keeps on going and reaches the tipping point and comes through because he doesn't give up.

Playing Through Your Pain

Playing Through Your Pain

When we have to do it, it isn't a game!

Rubel Shelly reminds us to play through pain and go on to victory.

Bzrp-cha-ta-bzrp!

Bzrp-cha-ta-bzrp!

What in the world is that sound?

Phil Ware looks back on an old reel-to-reel recording and editing session and reflects how he could sure use that same kind of thing in his life!

Trust His Timing

Trust His Timing

Don't you find it hard to wait?

Tom Norvell shares reflections on Ecclesiastes 3:11 and the whole issue of timing and doing things at their right time.

Marking Time

Marking Time

How restless are you when things run overtime?

Russell Lawson shares a perspective of time as we close out the year.

Waiting Can Be a Blessing!

Waiting Can Be a Blessing!

How hard is it really to wait for this?

Tom Norvell describes the blessings promised to those who wait on the Lord from Isaiah.

How Long, Lord?

How Long, Lord?

Can you keep hanging in there?

Tom Norvell leads us to Psalm 6 and helps us ask, "How long, Lord?" because we all have times when we can barely hang on any longer.

Patience ... My Left Foot!

Patience ... My Left Foot!

How much do you really have?

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.

WAIT!

WAIT!

Isn't it hard to wait on anything, but especially the Lord?

Mike Barres reminds us that waiting is hard, but God's timing is always best.

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.

One Brick at a Time

One Brick at a Time

How do you get everything done in life?

Life is accomplished and made worthwhile by sticking to our goals and doing things one step, one brick, at a time.

Tenacious Persistence

Tenacious Persistence

Have you found the power of simply doing that right thing again and again?

Both God and satan use the principle of tenacity and persistence to shape and form things just like nature does, but how we use it is everything.

Don't Let the Wrapper Fool You!

Don't Let the Wrapper Fool You!

Do you think most things are what they appear to be on the surface?

So many things appear nice and are harmful while many look awful and prove to be beneficial; we mustn't make snap judgments because God is at work in all of it.

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

How well do you understand the whole situation?

We are often critical of others and can't understand God because we don't see the big picture of what is happening.