Articles Tagged 'Purpose'

Olinguitos and God

Olinguitos and God

No one knew what an olinguito even was... well, except for God.

Knowing so little about the world makes it obvious man could not have created it. So the choice is ether accidental chance or intentional creation.

You Were Born to be You!

You Were Born to be You!

Why are you here? What is your purpose? Can you know?

Tom Norvell reminds us that God made us uniquely to be us and the best thing we can be is to be who we were born and re-born to be.

What My broken Clock Taught Me about Time

What My broken Clock Taught Me about Time

A broken clock reminded me that time is not about how it is measured.

We expend quite a bit of energy measuring time. It is not really important how much time we have, but rather what we do with it.

They Called It Minor Surgery

They Called It Minor Surgery

What do you think about when they put you to sleep for

Things you are glad to have figured out before surgery: Have I made a difference? I am going to die someday. I am not in control.

Distracted

Distracted

Are you paying attention?

When it comes to finding your way through this world, no GPS can help you. No map program will get you there. You need directions from someone who really knows the way. The book of Psalms says, "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path" (Ps

A Prayer about Things We Cannot Change

A Prayer about Things We Cannot Change

What do I do and who am I when I cannot change what I want most to change?

Rubel Shelley reminds us of the importance of attitude and how that changes everything important that matters.

Why Christmas Is about Easter

Why Christmas Is about Easter

Uh? Christmas is about easter? Tis the season!

Rubel Shelly puts Christmas into perspective by talking about Easter and the resurrection hope of the Savior.

Tyrannized by Our Feelings

Tyrannized by Our Feelings

Are you enslaved by your emotions?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that we don't have to be ruled, enslaved, and tyrannized by our feelings, but our emotions can be channeled and overcome by the power of commitment, the Holy Spirit, and love.

Our Legacy

Our Legacy

What are we leaving behind?

Donna Ware shares insight into raising children to leave a legacy of faith.

I Wish I Didn't Have to Go to Work

I Wish I Didn't Have to Go to Work

Do you ever wonder why you have to go to work? Christians don't.

Christians have three clear reasons to get up and go to work. Provide for our families, show God's glory, and help others.

Days, Calendars, and Time

Days, Calendars, and Time

Leap year and the Mayan calendar. What do they really say about time... and how we use it?

Leap year appears to have an extra day. The Mayan calendar has some people wondering if time as we know it is about to end. How much time do we have left and how do we use it?

The Gift of Influence: Teach to Obey

The Gift of Influence: Teach to Obey

What are you doing with yours?

Phil Ware continues his series on last words and first priority, and emphasizes the power of our influence to help others know, follow, and obey Jesus.

An Expiry Date

An Expiry Date

So what is yours?

Russ Lawson reminds us that our expiration date is out there and we need to live as if we know we will one day expire.

Where Are You Going?

Where Are You Going?

Life's better when you know where you're going

Knowing who we are and where we are going frees us to do anything that needs doing.

If the Shoe Fits

If the Shoe Fits

Are you chosen?

Phil Ware continues his series of reflections based on his Sagrada Familia mission trip to the orphans of The Community.

Leaving an Imprint of a Mother's Faith

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.

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Is it Groundhog Day again?

Like the movie Groundhog Day, life can seem like an endless cycle of meaningless days, an unending quest for happiness. The author of Ecclesiastes tells us the secret to escaping the cycle.

A Walk with Our Shepherd

A Walk with Our Shepherd

What does it really mean for us?

This is a simple meditation on the meaning of the Shepherd Psalm, Psalm 23.

Connect to the Power Source

Connect to the Power Source

What I learned about powerful living from an electric razor.

If you connect to the correct power source, you can live a life full of hope, purpuse, and power.

We Get to Play Baseball

We Get to Play Baseball

What do you get to do today?

Tom Norvell reminds us on this 2010 MLB Allstars game night about the blessings of what we get to do each day.

The Way

The Way

Are you just circling?

Patrick Odum describes a man in a boat near England that had no plan and was just circling, he needed help and a way to get where he was going.

No Regrets

No Regrets

It's not too late to start today!

Mike Barres reminds us that it is never too late to begin pursuing God's dreams and plans and purposes for us.

Old Things Made New

Old Things Made New

God takes the broken pieces of our lives and makes us new.

God can take the broken, the useless, and the worthless and make them brand new.

Today Is My Anniversary

Today Is My Anniversary

Here is the secret to a long and happy marriage.

The key to a long and happy marriage is deciding that Jesus will be the center of your relationship.

Fan the Flame!

Fan the Flame!

Why do we present our children such a passionless discipleship?

Phil Ware challenges us to a life of passionate discipleship and challenge our children to follow with boldness, using the life of Paul.