Tim Keller writes in The Reason for God, “Freedom cannot be defined in strictly negative terms, as the absence of confinement
Remember that part of being a disciple is making disciples—obeying Jesus’s Matthew 28 command (which applies to us
In a movie or sitcom, so many of life’s problems or grand adventures happen in less than three hours. One short montage
Isn’t it incredible to think that, in our day, we have access to just about anything and can get just about anything we want
When water stagnates and is not active in any way, there is all kinds of potential for rotten things like diseases and the insects
If you’ve ever had a child, babysat, or been in charge of a small group of children, you understand the importance of establishing safety measures.
Prayer, like any other discipline, requires…well, discipline. Richard Foster writes in, Celebration of Discipline, “Prayer is like any other work;
Waiting is part of our ongoing walk with Jesus. We aren’t comfortable with waiting, because we feel like it’s pointless—or worse, that we are missing out on key opportunities as we wait.
There is something incomprehensible about gardening. You can do all of the right things—plant the seed at the right time, in the right soil, under the right conditions
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
The best stories have character development. This is where a character changes throughout the events of the story.
Practicing generosity is like weightlifting. If you start lifting thirty-pound reps (roughly one-third of your body weight when you’re still one hundred pounds), you are going to have a much easier time lifting larger
If you go on a date and the person you are out with hands you a list of rules as soon as you meet, the relationship is not likely to go very far. If you want to learn about someone, you spend time with them.
At the end of the movie, Mean Girls, the main character, Cady, apologizes to all the people she hurt during the time
One of the essential elements to good health is drinking enough water throughout the day. There are now many apps available designed to help you track your water intake.
In 2005, a biographical film about high school basketball coach Ken Carter was released called Coach Carter. In the film he takes on a team that is lacking in respect
“The recognition of sin is the beginning of salvation.”- Martin Luther
Jen Wilkin outlines four ways to battle bitterness for an article in The Gospel Coalition. Her points are:
“Conversion is not the smooth, easy-going process some men seem to think… It is wounding work, this breaking of the hearts, but without wounding there is no saving
“It may not be an easy thing to live in sweet fellowship with all those with whom we come in contact; but that is what the grace of God is given to us for.”