Is the Manchester bombing terrible? Of course. Should we pray? Absolutely. But we should also disagree with Cain and do this...
You probably want awesome things for you life. Me too. Have you been waiting? Are you frustrated? If so, this encouragement is for you.
Feel different because of your faith? Marginalized? Maybe even persecuted? Then this is for you.
I’ve been talking to a lot of people about prayer lately. Maybe that’s because after a Sunday message I delivered about miracles, I encouraged people to “pray boldy.” So people have been telling me how it’s going. And one of the things they’ve found is that God answers prayers—but not always in ways they expect… … Continue reading The next courageous step
1 Peter 5:8 "Your accuser, the devil, is on the prowl like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour." (CEB) Today's Thought This may be the shortest devotional yet, but here goes: The Devil wants you to NOT pray... By Matthew Ruttan
Have you ever noticed that people who think they're really smart also think you're not? I don't know about you, but I've noticed something about the (truly) wise people in my life. Those who are truly wise (a) aren't threatened by the wisdom of others, and (b) are always open to learning more. Recently I came … Continue reading Teachableness
When you drive through a construction zone you’re bound to see this sign: “Slow Down” But what if instead of referring to the speed of your vehicle it was referring to the speed of your life? What if it was a message from God? 'Hey you, yes YOU: Slow Down.' The problem with speed, hyper-busyness … Continue reading The art of slowing down
It’s an expression many of us have used: “Standing on the shoulders of giants.” It means that someone has benefited from the knowledge or strength of someone who has gone before. And they are simply building on that. Well, I think that you are also standing on the shoulders of giants. People before you have spent … Continue reading They’re standing on YOUR shoulders
A shift in perspective can solve a gridlocked problem. A shift in perspective can lift the soul. A shift in perspective can reveal an answer hidden for years. Yup, a shift in perspective can change things. So today I’d like to offer you a shift in perspective that I think honours God and leads you … Continue reading What can SOMEONE ELSE get out of this?
When I lived in Toronto I marveled at how many statues there were. They were things like warriors riding on horses or heroes from a previous age. From a distance they always looked impressive. But the closer you got, the more cracks you saw. There were fault lines and chips and discoloration. Isn’t that like … Continue reading Deeper and more destructive with time