Seems like there’s plenty to be upset about in our world. We can even get personally offended by the actions and comments of others around us. Here’s a radical, relational idea: What if you can become unoffendable?
A conversation about care with Mike Palmer.
If we grudgingly view Christ’s lordship in our lives as a threat to our freedom, we don’t understand the real freedom we’ve been given through Him. Jesus has come to make us new, literally!
The glory of God can seem like a confusing idea. The Bible makes a big deal of it, even making it a matter of life and death. But we tend not to think about it very much. What exactly is God’s glory?
No one makes Christ Lord; He is Lord. So, it goes without saying that His lordship extends over the life of every person. Whether or not we acknowledge His lordship is another matter altogether.
The global popularity of spring cleaning, as well as the tradition’s longevity, should be enough to tell you it’s worth partaking in. 1 Corinthians 14:33 tells us that our God is a god of peace and not disorder. Being organized can bring calmness and peace into our homes and lives.
But being organized can be easier said than done. Many of us are guilty of walking past a household drawer, closet, or room, purposefully ignoring that fact that it is overdue for a good weeding. We hope that these suggestions encourage you to get your home “swept clean and put in order” (Luke 11:25).
Each day, we can LIVE out what we believe...This month we will be talking about Running a Race - We have a lot to learn about how to run a good race, and how to follow Jesus! Paul said, ‘We do it to get a crown that will last forever.’ (1 Corinthians 9:25, NIrV) We...
When my closest friend’s father passed away from COVID earlier this month, I was ready to do whatever I could to help her through it. The problem was that she lives in New Zealand. Due to travel restrictions, she wasn’t able to return to the States for his passing, nor was anyone able to travel there to offer comfort. I emailed her regularly to check in, I prayed for her… and it still didn’t feel like enough.
It is no secret to any of us that exercise has countless benefits. Exercise can reduce stress and anxiety, help with depression, create better sleep, improve our cardiovascular health, clear our minds, release feel-good endorphins, sharpen our minds, and give us more energy. So why is it still so hard for many of us to get into the habit of getting our bodies moving? It’s possible that we’ve gotten too comfortable with excuses as to why we can’t do something – and so we lose sight of what we could be gaining if we did.
What are some things we can stop making excuses not to do?
Here are some easy suggestions that will not only help our bodies, but also our minds and relationships.
You can show you care about others by being part of the solution.Today we will hear a story about a girl named Abigail who took the blame for someone else to help keep the peace. She knew that it was important for her to apologize so that David wouldn’t be mad...
Olfactory fatigue, more commonly known as nose blindness, occurs when we encounter a scent over and over again. Apparently, over time, the nerve that detects the scent stops sending electrical signals to our brains. After prolonged exposure to a particular aroma, we temporarily lose the ability to perceive the scent.
As a follower of Jesus, I encounter a similar spiritual blindness.
In March of this year, Kristen had had enough of being isolated. As the weather got warmer, she decided to go out on a limb (and way out of her comfort zone) to post on her neighborhood’s social media page asking if anyone would be interested in doing a Bible study. To her amazement…