Tag Archives: 1 Peter 2:9

Dance Stand Run: Let’s Go Back

Dance Stand Run: Let’s Go Back

  It’s okay if we’ve had some misconceptions about grace, holiness, and mission. But it’s time for us to go back to the beginning of our faith and sort them out. ✦ Suggested Reading in Dance, Stand, Run: Intro, Chapter 1 (To be read by facilitator) Intro Ladies, friends, sisters: are you ready? This week,

The Gospel of Caesar

I love walking on the Via Egnatia, the ancient Roman Road that stretched nearly 650 miles from Byzantium (the European side of modern Istanbul) in the east to Dyrrhacium (Durres in present-day Albania) in the west, where it connected via the Adriatic Sea to the Appian Way in Italy. The large paving stones that Roman

Downside Up: Discovering the Real You

Identity: Who Am I Really? I am amazed how a word of admiration or expression of affirmation can create energy that lasts for days. I don’t know about you, but a compliment can change my entire day. Positive affirmation creates energy and confidence. Admit it, when a total stranger walks up to you and says,

Insecurity and the Runaway Bride: How Do You Like Your Eggs?

You know Julia Roberts in Runaway Bride? Surely you do. Man, I hope you do. That Julia, goodness gracious, she’s the cutest. But she’s a tiny bit of a head case in Runaway Bride. The story goes that she’s this woman who has been engaged three times, has left all her fiancés at the altar, and

Live a Life Filled With Purpose

Who am I? Why am I here? What is my purpose in life? We begin asking ourselves these questions from the moment we learn to speak. As our children grow, they ask us these questions as well. Some people ask these questions until they take their final breath. Do you know the reason why you’re

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Make a Difference Day with Kids: Take Action

Tomorrow is Make A Difference Day. Isn’t it wonderful to have a whole day set aside to bring change, to be the hands and feet of Jesus, and to bring a smile to someone’s life? Making a difference involves action. We can’t make a difference without it. The Bible confirms that. For if anyone is

Holy Spirit Power

On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice… “Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” By this He meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had

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