Articles Tagged 'World'

Each Has a Name

Each Has a Name

Let's begin somewhere, doing something, and not just talk about it!

Phil Ware talks about our broken world, spring, the tsunami and earthquakes in Japan, and the Lord's prayer.

It's a Small World After All

It's a Small World After All

The Story of a sponsor meeting his child through Compassion International.

The Story of witnessing Lee Raney meeting his sponsored child through Compassion International.

Mountains or Foothills

Mountains or Foothills

Whether something is a mountain or a foothill depends on your perspective.

Perspective determines our perception of reality. Christians view things differently because of our belief in God.

Let There Be Joy

Let There Be Joy

How do we keep people from robbing us of our joy in the Lord?

Tom Norvell uses the song "Joy to the World" to remind us that we need to nurture and protect our joy in Jesus.

Peace Be with You!

Peace Be with You!

Have you found purpose, meaning, and peace in the life you are living?

Phil Ware continues his lifewords series on the post resurrection sayings of Jesus and considers Jesus' blessing, "Peace be with you!"

Little Acts of Love

Little Acts of Love

Now what can I really do and does it really matter?

Marsha Jordan reminds us that we may not have the skill set or talents we would choose for ourselves, but we can still change the world through small acts of love.

What Christmas Teaches

What Christmas Teaches

Can you escape the traps?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that Christmas can be a time where we escape the realities of the world and rejoice.

The Power of Human Kindness

The Power of Human Kindness

Can kindness really melt the heart of stone?

Rubel Shelly shares a great story of how simple kindness and candy help heal old wounds and made friends out of enemies.

Your Ambition

Your Ambition

What is your ambition in life?

Tom Norvell shares with us some insights from 1 Thessalonians and how to life a quiet life and honor God and win the hearts of outsiders.

Uprighting the Earth

Uprighting the Earth

What do you need to bury in your life?

Ann Voskamp shares about a recent burial she was happy to attend, and in the process, put the world back into its upright position.

Content with the Patriots

Content with the Patriots

Would you wear the castoffs of the losers?

Patrick Odum describes what happened to the Patriot SuperBowl championship jerseys that were going to be thrown away because they lost, and challenges us to give more than our throw aways to the poor of the world.

Can You Hear the Music?

Can You Hear the Music?

Do you hear the sounds of God in the rush of the world?

Rubel Shelly talks about how Joshua Bell, a famous violin virtuoso played in a busy place and was ignored and uses this to remind us how much we miss in life because we are not listening.

Where to Find Peace?

Where to Find Peace?

Where do you find peace in a world as troubled as ours?

Tom Norvell shares with us the promise of Jesus to find peace even in the middle of a world full of trouble, because Jesus has overcome the world.

Peace?

Peace?

Have you found the source of peace for every season?

Tom Norvell describes Jesus as the only source of peace in any season.

Maybe You Can Tell Us Apart

Maybe You Can Tell Us Apart

Can you tell us apart?

Despite apparent differences, we Christians are the same in the things that matter.

Our Need to Remember

Our Need to Remember

Hopefully remembering the horrors can help us prevent them.

Phil Ware uses Memorial Day to think about the cost of war and the ultimate sacrifice of a friend named Roy who lived through World War II, the assault on Normandy Beach and the Battle of the Bulge.

The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture

Can you see beyond the hard times you are now facing?

Alan Smith shares a Leith Anderson story about going to the only perfect World Series game and how he saw it as a disappointment because his team lost and then Alan compares this to our sometimes not seeing the big picture of what is really happening when

Rhythms of Grace

Rhythms of Grace

What if the day begins at a different time than we think?

Phil Ware challenges us to re-look at how we define the day and when it begins by looking at Genesis 1 and the rhythm of creation and see that God has blessed us with rest before work.

With Gentleness and Respect

With Gentleness and Respect

How do we change the anti-Christian perspective of our culture?

Phil Ware talks about the need to live the life of Jesus before the world or our witness doesn't mean anything at best and creates hostility at worst to Christianity.

Little Acts of Love

Little Acts of Love

Where are you going to begin in your quest to change the world?

We can make a world of difference simply by helping the people who are around us that need to be built up.

Willing to Be Weirdos

Willing to Be Weirdos

Are you willing to pitch a tent with the weirdos outside the camp?

God calls us to be weird, different, to be like Christ who died outside the camp to help those caught inside to find his glory and grace.

In This World

In This World

Where can we find peace with what we are facing right now?

There is trouble in this world, it crashes in on us and we cannot ignore it, but we must remain focused on Jesus who has overcome the world.

I Hate War

I Hate War

Will they ever cease? Will we ever have relief?

A trip around the Mall in Washington, D.C., leads Tom to reflect on how much he hates war and how he longs for the peace of Christ.

Old Warriors

Old Warriors

What do you do to comfort those who lived through today so long ago?

Jerry visits and old warrior who cannot leave the battlefields of Normandy and can still remember as if it were yesterday leaving to go fight in World War II.

More Than a Façade

More Than a Façade

Will your character collapse under pressure?

Are we anything more than a facade, or does our character run deep and can it be seen in the world of quiet and inner places in our lives.