Articles Tagged 'Renewal'

More Bread than Peanut Butter to Spread

More Bread than Peanut Butter to Spread

What do we do when we have way more going on in our lives than we can handle?

Phil Ware begins a series of posts on our needing rest with Jesus and focuses on what we do when we have more to do than resources or strength and we don't have a rest time close at hand.

Bored to Life

Bored to Life

Is rest really necessary for holy and whole living?

Phil Ware talks about the importance of rest and the Sabbath principle.

Fresh Air from Heaven's Wind

Fresh Air from Heaven's Wind

Is there a way to catch our breath and be renewed for a fresh start?

Phil Ware begins a short 4 part series on the Holy Spirit as we begin the New Year, this one is focused on living by the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Story: Rebuild and Restore

The Story: Rebuild and Restore

How can you tell how we are doing with our spirituality?

Phil Ware takes us back to The Story, God's story and our story and reminds us that while rebuilding infrastructure for a city and country is hard, it is even harder to rebuild the morale, moral, and faith foundation.

We Need Rest

We Need Rest

Don't you sense this need?

Tom Norvell reminds us of our need for rest and to rest in Jesus, in God, and in the Spirit.

Come with Me!

Come with Me!

Is there any way to step off the treadmill a minute?

Tom Norvell reminds us of Jesus encouraging his disciples, his followers, to get away from the maddening rush of the crowds and go to a quiet place with him and get some rest.

Renewal and Spring

Renewal and Spring

A powerful image of renewal!

Pasquale Mingarelli shares pictures and a Bible study to help us remember that spring is the time for renewal

SpiritFire: Ask!

SpiritFire: Ask!

Why do we not ask for something God longs to give?

Phil Ware begins a four week challenge that coordinates with the SpiritFire daily devotional challenging us to invite the Holy Spirit into our daily lives.

All About the Layers

All About the Layers

Where do you find God doing His best work?

Ron Rose talks about layers in photography and layers in our lives, and emphasizes that the layers are where God's transformation takes place.

Are You Weary?

Are You Weary?

Why do we begin so many weeks so tired?

Tom Norvell reminds us of God's promises for those who are weary and tired: the Lord will renew us and restore us and cause us to ride on the wings of eagles and Jesus will give us rest.

Aches and Pains

Aches and Pains

When you reach a certain age, every day brings a new ache

As we get older, our bodies begin to fail. But what about what is inside of us? God has promised that we don't have to age on the inside

Don't Abandon Optimism

Don't Abandon Optimism

What's there to feel good about?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that there is something positive about thinking with an optimistic spirit and believing things can get done and be better.

Revival Fire

Revival Fire

What needs to be forced out of your heart?

Mike Barres talks about burning wood and the fire forcing out the moisture so it can burn brighter and longer.

Real Rest

Real Rest

Can you really find it?

Tom Norvel reminds us of Jesus' promise to give us rest if we will come close to him and follow him and spend time with him and learn from him.

While I Sleep

While I Sleep

What does God do while you sleep?

Phil Ware shares what God does for us when we sleep.

Come Away to a Quiet Place?

Come Away to a Quiet Place?

Is getting away to a quiet place enough to restore our souls?

Phil Ware talks about the weariness of ministry and reminds us that it is not enough to simply get away and rest, we must get away and be with Jesus.

Lord, Change Us — Change Me!

Lord, Change Us — Change Me!

Has God really grabbed your heart enough to change your life?

Tom prays to God that all that he has seen, heard, experienced, and known in worship will change his heart and move him to be the person God wants him to be.

Vulnerably Successful

Vulnerably Successful

Why is it so hard to let folks minister to us?

So often, ministers and pastors won't let others minister to them, but we need to minister and be ministered to, we need to bless and be vulnerable so we can be blessed.

A Broken Mug

A Broken Mug

What can we learn from a broken coffee cup?

A broken mug helps Tom Norvel remind himself of what is most important about life and ministry, that we are not through when we are damaged, but we must press on.

Hearing God's Call to Financial Renewal

Hearing God's Call to Financial Renewal

Are you ready to do what Jesus asks you to do with his money?

Financial peace and faithfulness is tied to being willing to follow Jesus and also honor the Kingdom in our disciplined and spontaneous giving.

Battery Life and Shining Lights

Battery Life and Shining Lights

What does it take to keep your battery charged?

Keeping us going in ministry, keeping our lights shining, requires us to spend time alone with God.

Momma Dog's Brief Vacation

Momma Dog's Brief Vacation

When was the last time you got away with a friend and the Father?

We all need to get away now and again and retreat into the quietness and grace of God for our renewal.

A New Heart

A New Heart

Do you want a new heart?

A heart transplant reminds us that we need God's heart transplant spiritually.

Sweet Gracious Relief!

Sweet Gracious Relief!

When is the last time someone brought you refreshment?

A kind friend can bring refreshment to the parched soul of another friend.

Country Chicken

Country Chicken

A Texas city slicker?

A trip to the cattle and the country rattles this city slicker loose from her busy ways enough to help her appreciate God in wonder.