Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Kindness...


Aesop was a storyteller from Ancient Greece. He lived between 620-560BC. More than 2500 years have passed and at least one thing remains true... the world still needs more kindness!

I want to challenge each of you this week... 

Find a way to encourage someone else with an act of kindness.

Then come back and share two things... How did you show kindness to someone else this week
and how does that act relate to the picture below?



Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The End is Near...


The end is near... The end of a work-filled school year. The end of a long, cold winter and a dreary, wet spring. The end of stress and strain. The end of winter colds and spring allergies. The end of cabin fever and favorite TV shows (many of which left us with major cliff hangers that will not be resolved until Fall!).

The end is near.

But is there more coming to an end? Friendships? Jobs? Ministries? Anyone moving? New School?

Our time, in each place in our lives, is limited.

What are you doing with the time you've been given...?

And what about eternity? What are your thoughts on that?

Remember, our time is short... what will come next for you?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Worry...


Everyone has been "worried" about something at one point or another in their lives. But...

What does the Bible say about worrying? What kinds of things do we worry about?

How should we handle things that make us worry?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Thank You...


It is easy to get wrapped up in everything that is not going our way in life.

We complain, we compare, we complain some more!

But, don't each of us have a lot of things to be thankful for?

I want to challenge you to thank at least one person, everyday for one week (that's seven whole days) for something they have done that has blessed you.

At the end of the week... come back and leave a comment about your own experience with thankfulness...

1 Thessalonians 5:18
"  Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus "

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Behind Closed Doors...

Things aren't always as they seem...

We see people everyday. We talk with them, interact with them ...but do we really know them? In the last few years I have been shocked and saddened at the number of people who claimed to be Christians, spoke like Christians and even were leaders or taught others about Christianity... but behind closed doors... their lives were anything but Christian.

Eventually, God permits the doors that we close to be opened... and our secret lives are revealed. Sometimes others are hurt by our "secret sins".... other times they are disappointed or let down because we are not who we say we are or who they thought us to be.

Many are fakes, phonies, pretenders... some slip gradually into sin by making wrong choices. Others feel they can lead two lives... that God's grace allows it -He does forgive all we do right? So I can live how I want and God just forgives... ?

If you understand the true character of God, you will know that this is not the way He has mapped out for His children...

So,... who are you behind closed doors?