Articles Tagged 'Tree'

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Credentials

Credentials

What are the achievements that validate your credibility at doing the things you are called to do?

Phil Ware looks at the way we chase and give credibility in our world and reminds how Paul showed credibility in his own: becoming a servant, in weakness, and letting God's glory and power be seen in him.

The Perfect Tree

The Perfect Tree

The search is on for the perfect Christmas tree!

Max Lucado reminds us that just as we carefully pick out the perfect Christmas tree, God has carefully chosen and placed us.

Aren't the Trees Nice and Full!

Aren't the Trees Nice and Full!

We are called to be a group of mustard seed people — folks who know they are GATHERED to be TRANSFORMED and SCATTERED.

Phil Ware introduces us to the concept of TRANSENDING.church and calls us to be a people who gather to transform and scatter.

Deep Roots

Deep Roots

What kind of legacy are we leaving for those around us?

Teresa Bell Kindred reminds us of the importance of growing deep roots of faith by the waters of God's grace.

Overcoming Your Heritage

Overcoming Your Heritage

What's up in the forest of your family trees?

Max Lucado writes about Josiah and how he overcame the bad family heritage.

The Forgotten Virtue

The Forgotten Virtue

Is it hard to be humble when you think yourself great?

Rubel Shelly talks about the virtue of humility and how it is in short supply these days.

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Is it too late to keep them from stealing away your wonder?

Rick Brown writes about a rare snowfall in Houston and how the wonder of it all, then the reality and boredom of it all, parallel the sense of wonder we have with Jesus.

A Small Man, a Big Day

A Small Man, a Big Day

Who would have thought he would be out on a limb?

Patrick Odum does a fictional biography styled account of Zacchaeus and Jesus and the special moment in the tree.

The Dirt, the Hole, the Tree, and the Question

The Dirt, the Hole, the Tree, and the Question

Do I really believe this stuff?

Phil Ware shares another message in his Light on the Dark Side of the Mountain series, focusing on Abraham, Jesus, the dirt, the hole, the tree, and the question.

Getting a Firm Grip

Getting a Firm Grip

Are you holding on to God?

Russ Lawson uses an old story about street cars to remind us of our need to hang on to God and our relationship with him.

The Joy of the Party

The Joy of the Party

Will you show the joy this season?

Larry Davies reflects on a group of school teachers and their party and reminds us that we need to be people of joy.

Don't Trust a Shadow

Don't Trust a Shadow

Why do we chase after what is not substance?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that image is not substance and shadow is not tree: trust the tree not the shadow!

Learning from Trees

Learning from Trees

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Alan Smith reminds us of some important lessons that we can learn from trees.

Things Jesus Might Say!

Things Jesus Might Say!

When the Dow swings nearly 1,000 points in a day, what would Jesus say?

Danny Sims shares some insight for us on our two week wild run on Wall Street and the up and downs of the market.

Flexible Trees

Flexible Trees

Can you sway without breaking or falling?

Mike Barres reminds us that we need to be like trees: flexible, rooted, connected, and built on the rock.

It IS More Blessed!

It IS More Blessed!

Have you really experienced the joy of this truth?

Phil Ware describes an experience one of the middle school teachers at his church had while listening to a student talk about receiving presents from a cool church.

Growing the Roots!

Growing the Roots!

So how long will you work to see what you've worked to grow?

Teresa Bell Kindred encourages us to endure and do the work necessary to grow strong roots in our children and compares it to growing strong roots to grow strong trees and tall bamboo plants.

Money Really Doesn’t Grow on Trees

Money Really Doesn’t Grow on Trees

Are you enslaved to the desire of always wanting more and better?

Money really doesn’t grow on trees -- and some of us are growing more aware of this fact every day. Truthfully, most people deal with financial stress

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.

Jerks and the Secret of Sturdy Faith

Jerks and the Secret of Sturdy Faith

How in the world do we really overcome resentment?

Resentment kills us, but forgiveness allows us to exercise a growing faith like a mustard tree and let God do the impossible within us.

Haunting Eyes and Needed Guilt

Haunting Eyes and Needed Guilt

Can you still see their haunting look?

Compassion must mean that we help those who around us with genuine help.

There are Trees and There are Trees

There are Trees and There are Trees

What's the difference between loquats and apricots?

Different kinds of trees fulfill different needs, just like we need different kinds of friends.

If a Tree Falls ...

If a Tree Falls ...

If a tree falls in the forest, is it really funny?

We can choose our own joy because we get to choose our ending.

With a Cherry on Top

With a Cherry on Top

What ever happened to kind, courteous, and respectful speech?

We need to put kind and courteous speech back into our lifestyle.