Stories are powerful tools because words are powerful tools. Well-told stories intentionally move readers to feel. The output of our lives typically flow from our feelings. That can cause us trouble–or it can be the source of transformation. We must … Continue reading Let the News make YOU a hero
Bible stories are not stories; they are history. Every day we live, we write more history. Stories of courage from Scripture are necessary for us to know…but sharing the stories of the faithful through the years has merit as well. … Continue reading Be a Hero Like Terri
We know the story. A dozen spies were sent into the Promised Land to check out what God had promised to give the Israelites. Five-sixths (almost 85%) of the spies choked…they couldn’t believe the promise. We are called to be different! The majority chose fear … Continue reading Faith Delivers. Fear Kills.
Sharing a reminder given in our faith class this week: As Abraham climbed the mountain with Isaac…in obedience to what he understood from God…the ram was climbing up the opposite side. If Abraham had stopped short of the summit, he … Continue reading Always Too Soon to Quit
Courage, like character, is caught through contact. It is learned through leadership that models, encourages and expects it from others. Heroes matter. We live in a world increasingly falling to fear. As Christians, that ought not be. Perfect love casts … Continue reading Heroes Giving Courage
The Gate to see God is being: Genuine. Accepting. Transparent. Encouraging. Genuine: Real with God and others. Pat phrases are not what get us through life! Accepting: God meets us where we are at but loves us too much to leave us there. Accepting doesn’t mean there are no ‘rules,’ it means walking alongside until the better way (His way) is seen and understood. Transparent: Everyone struggles. No one arrives at ‘perfection’ in this land. Paul boasted in his weaknesses because they are doorways to God’s greatness. Let your struggles be seen…because God is there! Encouraging: God created us for … Continue reading Be A GATE!
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 Jesus used this statement in the model prayer. It is part of the pattern He used to teach us to pray. It’s been prayed … Continue reading What’s it look like in heaven?
“Pride cannot live beneath the cross. Let us sit there and learn our lesson, and then rise and carry it into practice… …Stand at the foot of the cross, and count the purpose drops by which you have been cleansed…And if you do not lie prostrate on the ground before that cross, you have never seen it: if you are not humbled in the presence of Jesus, you do not know Him.” Spurgeon What is Cross-Life Coaching? Continue reading Have You Seen It?