Would you give as much as you're currently giving to your church or charities of choice whether or not you were entitled to deduct the amount of the contributions from your taxable income?
In response to all that we experienced in the weeks after the shooting in CT, the Practice Joy Coach explores what she has learned about why so many of us avoid feelings and why we, if we want to spread the Love of Christ, can not afford to do this any longer.
The Mayans were wrong about the calendar. But they weren’t wrong that the arc of history is headed toward something cataclysmic.
In a complex, "always on" world, perhaps what we need to remember is that we need to intentionally unplug every now and then.
A quiet boy isn't better than my loud ones. My loud ones aren't better than your quiet ones. Not in the eyes of God.
These days are filled with commotion and excitement. A long to-do list vies for my attention. I'm longing for a pause.
A few dozen churches in the U.S. offer concealed carry certification classes as a way to reach out to non-Christians and attract new members. Pastors around the country see no conflict between being a Christian and possessing weapons, but in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., such sentiments are coming under sharp criticism from fellow Christians.
Do you find yourself hitting questions of faith harder now that it's Christmas? God has a message for us to leave what we know.
We have to start looking at evangelism as less than a one-time, do or die opportunity and more of a journey.
One of my more popular posts....this is where it came from...
I'm not an expert on marriage and by some standards I'm still a rookie. But I have learned a few things in these ten wonderful years.
When you don't have a fairytale family, how do you celebrate the holidays? Jesus offers us a new kind of family. Family of faith.
Some things we understand and therefore believe. Christmas is a miracle of another order.
While bloggers have rightly been criticized for being too negative at times, blog commenters can be equally ruthless. I’d like to address this briefly today in the hope that I can help us all think well about how we interact online.
The proven power of body language.
What does the world see in our Christmas preparation?
A Hallelujah Chorus...A child born unto US...prophesy of old fulfilled and an invitation of salvation.
- December 05, 2012 |
If there is something about your church you dislike, consider it an opportunity to sacrifice for the greater good of the body.
- December 05, 2012 |