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I pulled up to the drive-thru window at the burger restaurant with money in hand, only to be greeted by a smiling teenager saying, “Your meal has been paid for, sir.” When I asked for an explanation, I was told the person in line in front of me had paid for my meal and left a message to “Pay it forward!” I have no idea who was in front of me, or why they chose to pay for my meal, but I followed suit and asked how much the bill was for the person behind me in line, hoping they had not ordered…Continue
Do you take a Sabbath from your writing. I recommend it, if you can. I say, if you can, because many of you write while maintaining a real job. And you won't write much if don't write in every free moment you can muster.
But after retiring from active pastoring, I began trying to write full-time. At that point, God was convicting me of not taking days off, or taking time for spiritual and physical renewal in my 45…Continue
Added by David Young on July 21, 2019 at 1:33am — No Comments
Guest Blog by Cavin Harper, Executive Director of Christian Grandparenting Network
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the whole armor of God so that you may take your stand against the devil’s schemes” (Ephesians 6:10, 11).
Added by Lillian A. Penner on July 18, 2019 at 1:50pm — No Comments
Beyond the Walls is a weekly email to help Christ-followers move beyond the walls of their church buildings, homes, comfort zones, and culture to engage those we live among with the Gospel.
Of all the stories we will share as we engage others in faith conversations, the story that must be shared is God’s Story. The Gospel…Continue
Added by John Whaley on July 18, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments
I consider these makers as basic objectives of effective praying:
• Spirit-led: Seek first the Spirit ... "What is the mind of Christ (topic/focus that is prompting me to pray?" Be still and wait for direction and the discernment to know who to pray in concert with Jesus as he intercedes to the Father. Begin with listening, not listing.
Added by Pray.Network Coordinator on July 17, 2019 at 6:11pm — No Comments
Added by Pray.Network Coordinator on July 17, 2019 at 5:02pm — No Comments
Since you received my blog last week, I am praying you have been thinking about how God would have you to influence other grandparents to pray intentionally for their grandchildren in their sphere of influence? I hope you have checked out our website with guidelines, endorsements, and testimonies. Printed Prayer cards are also available for a small charge at…Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on July 14, 2019 at 6:33pm — No Comments
Why a Grandparents’ Day of Prayer?
Where has time flown by? Many of our grandchildren will be heading off to school next month. Summer will be gone before we know it. We need to uphold them in prayer
as the church is becoming less significant today in our everyday lives, a moral influence becomes more important as they go back to school. Culture tends to shape our grandchildren by what it presents as normal, which is very…Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on July 12, 2019 at 3:50pm — No Comments
Added by Merton J. Hershberger on July 12, 2019 at 8:20am — No Comments
Join to pray with the Orality Network:
Added by Linda Bemis on July 11, 2019 at 7:32pm — No Comments
I inherited the "Featured Members" designation when our network launched.
But I always felt uncomfortable with it.
EVERY member is valued and important to the health of our community.
So, I have changed the descriptor
To . .…Continue
Added by Phil Miglioratti on July 10, 2019 at 5:35pm — No Comments
As I sat down to write and pray this morning, the Spirit of God impressed upon my heart to turn the pages of Paul’s letter to the Colossians into a prayer. With several translations of Colossians in front of me, I began meditating on the powerful words about Christ’s preeminence, transforming them,…Continue
Beyond the Walls is a weekly email to help Christ followers move beyond the walls of their church buildings, homes, comfort zones, and culture to engage those we live among with the Gospel.
Of all the stories we will share as we engage others in faith conversations, the story that must be shared is God’s Story. The Gospel Story.
Added by John Whaley on July 8, 2019 at 5:17pm — No Comments
Added by Merton J. Hershberger on July 8, 2019 at 10:53am — No Comments
Is God's timetable too slow for you sometimes? I sometimes think it is too slow. In John chapter eleven, we read about the death of Lazarus. Mary and Martha sent word to their dear beloved friend Jesus to let him know their brother Lazarus had become very ill. They expected Jesus to come to heal their brother, but he did not come, and they wondered why. However, Jesus had different plans, He told the disciples, and "This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God's…Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on July 7, 2019 at 6:21pm — No Comments
A friend recently noticed a cane carved for me by my brother-in-law. And he wondered what kind of power tools he used. I told him I thought he didn’t use much more than a pocket knife and sandpaper. He said, "That would be a lot of work!" I too have hand carved several walking sticks, although not as beautiful as my brother-in-law’s. And I find that, though painstaking, the work can be very satisfying.
I feel the…Continue
Added by David Young on July 7, 2019 at 12:33pm — No Comments
Mostly because of medical treatments, I don’t preach much any more. But from time to time, God still encourages me with a sermon idea. And at least with this one, I decided to publish a brief of the sermon in this blog.
Glory In The Cross
(C.I.T.: Paul wanted to avoid glorying in anything but the cross of Jesus.
Added by David Young on July 1, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I confess that I opted to watch baseball on TV last week vs. watching twenty Democratic want-a-be Presidential candidates debate the issues. I did surf the networks back and forth just to see what was going on among the hopefuls, and I did read the next-morning reviews. I start with my confession only to say I may have missed something in the four hours of debate, but I never once heard a candidate begin an answer with something like, “I would seek God’s will in the matter” or “I would talk…Continue
Added by Dan R. Crawford on June 30, 2019 at 9:08am — No Comments
And He said, "My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest."
My presence shall go with thee - ילכו…Continue
Added by Malva Birch on June 27, 2019 at 12:08pm — No Comments
In Matthew 28:8, we read,
"So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy."
Fear and joy do not always go together. And many translations emphasize the difference with something like “They departed with great joy, even though they were afraid.” However, this differentiation does not reflect the wording of this passage in the original language of The New…Continue
Added by David Young on June 24, 2019 at 8:41pm — No Comments