Who do you trust?

These days, is there any safe place to put our trust? Candidates, media, medical experts, vaccines, ... the story seems to change or 'evolve' with new information, and what we relied on last month might not hold true next month. Only in the Lord do we have the assurance that He is working for our good and is attentive to our cries for help.
Tags:  Trust, Faith, Tamasy

Made for more

Have you ever joined a conversation that was already going on? Or turned on a movie in the middle of the story? You and I have joined an eternal story that is already in progress. This story is unfolding in real-time right now, all around us! It is God’s story of his purposes on the earth, and everyone in the world is born into this story.
Tags:  Purpose, Arnold

Not much to offer

Sure, I can make a difference, but can I make a SIGNIFICANT difference? If I spend a day picking up trash on the beach, have I made a significant difference on the ocean pollution problem? It's easy to depreciate the difference we can make because we believe it's not big enough, but. Jesus looks at what we offer through a different lens. Big or small doesn’t impress Him, but rather our willingness to give freely and generously.
Tags:  Generosity, Sacrifice, Theology of Work, Roberts

How 'bout them apples?

You have only one life to live, but bound up in that life is the potential to impact and change countless lives. Who knows how many people could be impacted by your life? Only God knows. Will you consume or will you invest?
Tags:  Discipleship, Etheredge, Investing

The rule of the fool

By Clare DeGraaf

 

 

Saint Francis of Assisi was one of the greatest blessings to Christianity. He once said this, then lived it out;

“I prefer you not talk to me about any other rule, nor recommend any other ideas or manner of life, than that which the Lord in his mercy has given to me. He told me I am to be a new kind of fool in this world.”

Tags:  DeGraaf, Surrender, Fool

You're a real piece of work!

The idea of being self-made is a positive thing in our culture. It describes someone who beat the odds, worked hard, overcame barriers and accomplished the unthinkable. Yet the Bible, without diminishing the importance of hard work and perseverance, assures us that we are NOT self-made. And really, that should come as a relief to all of us!
Tags:  Craftsmanship, Identity, Tamasy

Be encouraging in business

Being a leader is more than just being the person in charge. It’s also about encouraging your employees and setting an excellent example for everyone around you. And there’s plenty you can do to coach your employees to be the best they can be.
Tags:  Encourage, Encouragement, Struble

For auld lang syne?

Auld Lang Syne - the song that gets a one-night stand every year that we don't really even know the lyrics to. Should all acquaintance be forgot - may it never be! If there's any year that we should look back and appreciate the people who were with us in the ups and downs, it should be this year!
Tags:  New Year, Gratitude, Relationships

An unconventional love

The final week of Advent is a reminder of the unexpected, unconventional Love that Jesus brought into the world. As we see in the birth story of Christ, this love is determined, affectionate, active, sacrificial, unmistakable and transformational. Our hope is that you know this love, are living in this love, and are sharing this love with others.
Tags:  Advent, Love, Christmas