Articles Tagged 'Trip'

A Prayer for Jesse

A Prayer for Jesse

And then, there’s Jesse. Six-years-old and a bit small for his age with the most genuine gold-capped tooth smile.

Jordan Harrell shares her own struggle to get off her comfortable bed and turn her compassionate feelings into compassionate action.

We're Not There Yet!

We're Not There Yet!

Why does time move so much more quickly now that I'm older?

Phillip Morrison shares ideas and input on our perception of aging and birthdays.

The Sweet Grace of Opportunity

The Sweet Grace of Opportunity

What sweeter taste can there be than the taste of grace?

Phil Ware writes about four remarkable young women -- Karen, Melody, Annie, and Jinda -- and how Compassion and mission trips and Jesus have changed everything for them.

Diamonds in the Rough

Diamonds in the Rough

What can you find among the poor in Brazil?

This is a special report on Compassion International and the refocus on poorer areas of Brazil to help find diamonds in the rough, kids with great potential.

The Declining Church

The Declining Church

What can we learn from Acts about the traits of a declining church?

Tim Woodroof continues his six part series on life and growth and stages of churches, especially churches in decline.

Peruvian Homecoming

Peruvian Homecoming

Boots on the ground and knees in the dirt incarnation — nothing less will do!

Phil Ware writes about his latest trip to the Peruvian Orphanage (called Sagrada Familia) and Gladys and Arecelli.

Compassion after Easter

Compassion after Easter

Why not give the gift of new life to a child who is waiting for someone to help them experience grace?

Phil Ware gives three reasons to sponsor a child with Compassion International.

Why Go?

Why Go?

Why spend the money, make the time, and take the risk?

Phil Ware finishes his series of reports on the trip to Sagrada Familia, The Community in Lima, Peru.

What's the Goal Here?

What's the Goal Here?

Why are we on this trip?

Phil Ware reminds us of our purpose of being on the journey and living for Jesus call and mission and vision in our lives.

A Temporary Dwelling

A Temporary Dwelling

Everything happens so quickly!

Tom Norvell reminds us that life is temporary and should mean so much so let's grasp what is good and godly while we are here.

Our Failure to See God

Our Failure to See God

How could this happen?

Rubel Shelly looks at how easily the religious of Jesus' day dismissed what he did and reminds us that it is still happening today.

Pure!

Pure!

What does pure religion really look like?

Phil Ware continues his series connected to his blog about the his mission trip to Peru with his wife Donna and the children they touched.

Beyond the Clouds

Beyond the Clouds

Can you see beyond the storm clouds in your life

Tom Norvell talks about taking off in the pea soup of bad rainy weather and lifting up through the clouds and finding the sun and tying this all to our need to look beyond the clouds.

Drop the Rope!

Drop the Rope!

Why are we so prone to a tug-of-war on important issues?

Phil Ware talks about tug-of-war and how we so often get into them in the Christian community and whether or not it is more important to do service trips or mission evangelism trips.

Safety, Beauty, and Power

Safety, Beauty, and Power

When can the destination make you miss the real gem of the trip?

Sarah Stirman talks about a side trip to the beach on a youth sponsored mission trip and the beauty that many missed because they chose the water park over the ocean.

Family Unique: Stops along the Way

Family Unique: Stops along the Way

Isn't it about time your family took a rest break?

Rick Brown continues his family unique series and tries to help us understand that we have to stop and let our families rest sometimes along the way.

Family Unique: The Big Question

Family Unique: The Big Question

Do you have a plan for your family's road ahead?

Rick Brown writes in his family unique series about a family having a plan for what they are going to do and the key step in the plan is to decide how to finish the following, "As for me and my house we will ..."

When the New Babies Require Extra Care

When the New Babies Require Extra Care

How do grandparents deal with multiple multiples?

Janet Colbrunn shares her experiences as a grandparent to multiple multiples.

The Journey

The Journey

Spiritual maturity is the journey, not a destination.

Phil Ware compares the journey to maturity with a family vacation in a minivan and reminds us that maturity is the journey, not a destination as we seek to become like Jesus.

The Final Flight

The Final Flight

What's your ultimate destination?

Russ Lawson reminds us that we will all have a final flight and we want to make sure the destination is the good one, God!

I'm Sorry, Butt ...

I'm Sorry, Butt ...

When is I'm sorry not an apology?

Hal Runkel reminds us that we can issue an apology and actually use it to beat up someone else in the process by transferring the focus of the guilt from ourselves to someone else and this is fake and mean and bullying.

Run and Don't Burn Out!

Run and Don't Burn Out!

Can you keep running and not grow weary?

Burn out seems to happen more and more frequently, but when see why it happens, we realize that folks are losing sight of the goal and are often motivated for the wrong reasons.

No Longer New?

No Longer New?

How long can you keep the newness alive?

The newness wears off and we get bored and we lose interest and we give up.

Arriving Home

Arriving Home

When are we going to get there?

What happens to people when they die is a lot like trying to tell kids how much farther it is to granny's house!

The Lost Art of Giving Thanks

The Lost Art of Giving Thanks

When's the last time you felt the joy of being truly thankful?

We need to recover the lost art of giving thanks and there are some steps we can take to do just that.