Articles Tagged 'Scar'

Breaking Through the Clouds

Breaking Through the Clouds

If you find that you are surrounded by dark clouds and wonder if you will ever break through, keep believing.

Tom Norvell reminds us that our Pilot can land us even though we are surrounded by dark and ominous clouds.

Noah, Violence, and Grace

Noah, Violence, and Grace

The story of Noah fascinates children, but the message of Noah also reminds us of the Creator's heart being broken by humanity's penchant for violence.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that violence is not God's plan, but humanity's corrupt and wicked propensity to injure and mar those created in the image of God.

Go Fast!

Go Fast!

Life does 'go fast' so make the moments count and live for your grandchildren to pass on faith!

Phil Ware talks about his NASCAR Experience and his father and passing on faith to future generations.

The Emmaus Option

The Emmaus Option

How an old journey and a brief meal can help us reshape ourselves... and our world.

Ann Voskamp looks at our ravaged world this summer and uses the image of a ravaged countryside to help us remember the power of sharing scars with the one who bears our sin in his scars.

Riders in the Storm

Riders in the Storm

What do we do the calm vanishes and we're caught in the storm?

Phil Ware shares a much-anticipated doctor's visit that didn't go like he had anticipated and turned his life from calm into a storm of great concern.

Warming Up to Love!

Warming Up to Love!

What does a little girl do when a stranger from far away shows up at school?

Phil Ware shares more of his recent trip to Fortaleza, Brazil with Compassion International and the Nerd Herd to visit Compassion sites, projects, children, and churches.

Tortured!

Tortured!

Not what any of us wants in our obituary!

Phillip Morrison writes about a serious situation that was brought to light by an obituary -- child abuse -- and Phil Ware offers some helpful suggestions on ways to bring redemption out of the hurt of this world.

Faith, Hope, Love & Deployment

Faith, Hope, Love & Deployment

For those on the front lines and face loss daily.

Heather Gray shares a devotional on death and love and the power of God through it all for families who are deployed in harms way and she speaks with the authenticity of someone who knows because her husband David Gray was killed in Afghanistan.

Thanks Mom!

Thanks Mom!

What can we say but,

Mom, our mothers, pay a high price for loving us and bringing us to Jesus.

This Treasure Is up for Grabs

This Treasure Is up for Grabs

Treasure among all the garbage?

Ron Rose writes about the good things he used to find in the garbage dump and how there are special surprises and treasures that he found along the way and how we can do the same thing with people if we are willing to get messy.

WOOHOO! Let's Do this Thing!

WOOHOO! Let's Do this Thing!

Is your life a little short on the adventure scale? Then come along and follow Jesus!

Lisa Mikitarian reminds us that life with the Lord really is an adventure because when we love him and are called according to his purposes then he works in our life through adventure to bless us and bring him glory.

Solid Ground or Sinking Sand?

Solid Ground or Sinking Sand?

What are you building your life upon?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Story by looking at Peter's confession of Jesus and how Jesus takes flawed, broken, messed-up people and builds his church that is unstoppable.

Better Broken: 11!

Better Broken: 11!

What do you do with the one who is missing?

Phil Ware continues his series, Better Broken, focusing on the problem of there being 11 apostles and how people fail us and what are we doing to do to go on after we've been betrayed.

Mortality: Trying It on for Size

Mortality: Trying It on for Size

A test run at death?

Rubel Shelly talks about a Korean project to help folks not commit suicide by helping them understand what death might be like.

Dreams

Dreams

What kind of dreams do you dream?

Russ Lawson challenges us to think about the dreams we dream and then go to work to make them happen.

Shown Alive by the Scars

Shown Alive by the Scars

Why were the scars so important to the early disciples' faith?

Phil Ware looks at Jesus' showing his disciples the scars on his hands and side to prove he was alive, resurrected from the dead.

Figuring Out the Future

Figuring Out the Future

So what's going to happen with all this mess?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of what we need to hold onto during these uncertain times as we try to anticipate the future.

Having a Human Experience

Having a Human Experience

What if we approached life as if the spiritual was the most real world?

Russ Lawson has a claustrophobic experience with an MRI machine and it teaches him a lot about who he is and what God is doing in his life.

Will Someone Please Help Me?

Will Someone Please Help Me?

Do you know how to get where you're going?

We all need help to get where we're going. If you don't know how to get to Jesus, don't be afraid to ask someone who does.

Divorce and Stress in Children

Divorce and Stress in Children

How can we help our children long-term?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that divorce causes stress on our children and creates a legacy that impacts their lives, so we need to learn to love each other in words and actions.

Connecting the Dots!

Connecting the Dots!

Can you see the outline of your life taking shape?

Ron tells about his daughter's miscarriage and how God has connected the dots to help her come to the conclusion they need to adopt a baby.

A Soul Called Leslie

A Soul Called Leslie

Would you have gone looking for Leslie?

Tammy remembers a strange person welcomed at her church and how important it is to love all the Leslie's in our life.

I Was Robbed!

I Was Robbed!

How important to you is your stuff?

A scary robbery experience helps Steve remember how precious and tenuous life is.

Now is the Time

Now is the Time

How long do you really think you have?

Paul has a scare while tending his goats and it makes him realize the urgency of now, of doing the things today that need to be done and saying the things that need to be said right now.

Controlling Change or Changing Control

Controlling Change or Changing Control

What do you do when you can't control your life?

The world is changing and we lose control, but the real issue isn't controlling as it is yielding to the one in control.