Have you ever asked the question “If God really loves me, why would he let me face such a terrible onslaught of disaster?” It’s hard to understand suffering…why it happens, why God doesn’t stop it, why He allows what we know He could end in a moment. Photo credit: jarr1520 / Foter / CC BY […]
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The key to changing communities and nations is by focusing on children and young people.
Enter the 4/14 window movement, which recognizes the strategic importance of the young- those between the ages of 4 to 14- in Christian mission and ministry strategy. Luis Bush, who first gave us the strategic focus of the 10/40 window is now one of the people leading the church to focus on this growing people group that represents 1/3 of the world’s population. It is the most vulnerable- yet also the most responsive and potential-filled people group!
My prayer is that the church will increasingly recognize its call to protect, nurture, disciple and release children as partners in the mission of God on earth!
Rob was my young adults’ pastor many years ago and I’m excited to have this opportunity to write a guest post for him. When he ask me to write about staying motivated with a fitness program, I had a chapter from my upcoming book on fitness for parents that addressed this exact issue. Here is […]
To forgive someone means that you will not hold a grudge against that person, not seek revenge, and not foster angry feelings. It does not mean that you must “forget” the provocation. It does not mean that you entrust yourself to a person who will probably do harm to you again. It does not mean that all hurt, angry feelings will automatically and instantly evaporate.
Forgiveness is an act of the will, not of the emotions… The act of forgiveness becomes part of your self-talk, which affects your work in recovering from the painful memories or feelings.
Forgiveness is not only for the benefit of the person who hurt you, it is essential for your own well being- without it bitter feelings intensify and do physical and emotional damage to you… We are called to forgive; the healing comes from Him.
Are you big on New Years resolutions? I’m not, but I am very interested in adopting patterns and ways of thinking that bring increasing freedom into my life. In revisiting John Eldredge’s “Waking the Dead” I came across this powerful prayer that instantly lifts, encourages and emboldens me to live the life of significance we are […]
Keys to a FORMIDABLE Life: Pt 1 THE HUMAN IMPRESSION I just walked out of my Sport Therapist’s clinic, Dr. Alim Kara, BSc, DC (www.balancedhealth.ca). After an intelligent ‘poking’ and ‘prodding’, ‘twisting’ and ‘cracking’, I walked out free moving, pain free and ready for action. I’ve seen quite the number of physicians, specialists and neuro specialists […]