The hard fact of sanctification is that everyone has to grow and change. Sometimes we don’t see the growth we expect. However, spiritual growth in the Bible is many times equated to agriculture (Mark 4:1–20).
Olympic runner Dave Wottle can teach us something about running a race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=120Bi0vhRPg.
This video from Oprah Winfrey shows those first moments when a baby bird is nudged out of the nest by its mother and takes its first flight
Imagine getting ready to work out and then realizing the gym is closed. Do you just skip working out altogether that day?
The best stories have character development. This is where a character changes throughout the events of the story.
God invites his children to learn his desires and his ways by joining him as he works in this world. This may not be without its mishaps.
The Arkansas River, which begins in Leadville, Colorado, snakes through the mountains for 152 miles with an elevation drop of 4,650 feet (“The Arkansas River,” Arkansas River Outfitters, accessed August 23, 2018).
In this clip from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (https://www.wingclips.com/movie-clips/the-curious-case-of-benjamin-button/one-thing), Benjamin recounts a series of events that could have changed with just one decision.
In the article, “Why Science Says You Should Take More Rest Days,” Lauren Bedosky explains that many times when we work out and exercise, we don’t benefit because we don’t give our bodies time to recover from the inflammatory response
“Often I am asked, ‘Anne, I have a major decision to make. How can I know if it is in God’s will? In response, I usually begin by explaining that when an airplane comes in to land during the night
In 1890, Eugene Schieffelin, a devoted reader of William Shakespeare’s works, introduced starling birds into Central Park, inspired by their mention in Shakespeare’s Henry VI.
Have you ever heard of, or participated in, the project from grade school that required carrying around an egg for a week? In this experiment, the egg represents a baby, and each students’ job is to keep the egg from cracking.
At the end of the classic Christmas film, It’s a Wonderful Life, the main character, George, realizes that his dreams of living a different life than his own is nothing like he imagined.
Technology advances have played a vital role in resources that have enhanced our quality of life, but technology has also become a significant distractor that can keep us from what is important.
No matter where we are, there is always a set of eyes on us, aware of our every move and even our thoughts. Have you ever realized how many times you are photographed and videotaped throughout the day?
If you grew up with siblings, you can probably remember seeing one of them get in trouble and punished. Did their example keep you from doing wrong? Maybe that was all that was needed to help you obey their parents!
In this clip from Despicable Me, Gru needs his adopted daughters to jump from a flying ship so he can save them from crashing. Though it doesn’t make sense and is frightening, they trust his words and jump anyway
There’s an old magic trick that involves making a woman disappear after she’s entered a life-sized box. The audience is led to believe she has actually disappeared, due to a series of actions by the magician
Jesus used the familiar landscapes, objects, and occurrences of everyday life to describe the profound truths of the Kingdom to his disciples and the crowds who would follow him.
In the film National Treasure, the two main characters, Ben and Abigail, begin a monologue including a series of thoughts and questions after hearing a very difficult historic riddle.