3 . . . we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. 3 Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering … Continue reading You Can’t Postpone the Inevitable Forever
Non Confrontation Nation
The Guest Post this week is from Shelby Abbott. He is a Philadelphia-based author, public speaker, and emcee on staff with the Campus Ministry of Cru, and his passion for ministry has led him to speak at churches and college campuses all over the United States. He authored the books Jacked, I Am a Tool (To Help With Your … Continue reading Non Confrontation Nation
Honoring the men in our lives
This Guest Post from Eva should give you some great ideas on how to honor the men in your life.
As Father’s Day approaches, we tend to think of ways to honor our dads, or people in our lives who have been like fathers to us. But because not all men have had the chance to become fathers, I propose that Father’s Day be a time to honor all men in our lives.
The question is: how can we best honor these men? Giving flowers or going out for a special meal are great ways to make the women in our lives feel special, but what speaks respect to men? I decided to ask.
Here are some of the things men said about what makes them feel respected:
- I’ve always felt ‘listening’ to be very important. Many men feel that if they don’t have ‘a voice’ or ‘influence’ in a matter, then they are not respected.
- Taking time to express that you understand and value who they are and what they…
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Lingering: Step by Step, Day by Day
[Judy has been on staff with Cru for eons. She is a great writer and editor. And we work in the same building! I think you will enjoy her blog. Try to 'linger' this summer and enjoy what God has created.] Source: Lingering: Step by Step, Day by Day
Notice that I said 'break,' NOT a vacation. This summer I am involved in several major projects that will take up most of my time. That means that I will not be able to make regular blogs on "Who Does God Think You Are?" But that doesn't mean I won't post. As things come up, … Continue reading Summer Break
Worth It Or What?
Source: Worth It Or What? There are times in life when anticipating something makes time travel at a snail’s pace, causing the excitement–or dread–to grow incrementally. When the experience happens, it’s over so fast it’s hard to imagine it ever happened at all. I waited years to go skydiving. Once I was given the gift … Continue reading Worth It Or What?
If You Jump, Know Where You’ll Land
I love this analogy. But jumping out of a perfectly good airplane . . . . .
It had been on my bucket list for years. I didn’t want to do it alone, so I kept putting it off. Made excuses. Didn’t want to spend the money.
Dear friends gave me a gift certificate for my birthday.
I got to go skydiving.
I have no idea why the idea of jumping from a plane at 15,000 feet was enticing. Almost three miles up with no place to go but down. The money was paid; the date was booked.
I was committed.
John managed to be out of town for the big jump. He’d told our youngest that it was her responsibility to clean up the mess if I splatted. And inform next of kin.
We headed to the coast early Sunday morning. We picked up Heather and the three oldest grands–I told them they could go fishing while they waited, and headed to my rendezvous with a…
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But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, is to be put to death." You may say to yourselves, "How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the LORD?" If what a prophet … Continue reading Fulfilled Prophecy
What Does The Bible Claim About Itself?
Scripture refers to writings that are considered sacred because they contain a record of divine revelation. The New Testament, the law of Moses, the writings of the prophets, the Psalms, and the letters of Paul are referred to as scripture. –Lexham Theological Wordbook As we ended the last blog, the question was: if this … Continue reading What Does The Bible Claim About Itself?
What is the Bible?
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105 (NIV) “I am busily engaged in the study of the Bible. I believe it is God’s word because it finds me where I am.” – Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, 1809-1865 When I was a child in Sunday School, … Continue reading What is the Bible?