Sometimes standing up for someone is simpler than you think. Just take this advice from a 2-year old...
The past. It's big. And there can be hurts in the past. But they don't have to overcome you. This is why.
After summarizing some research on self-esteem, John Ortberg describes an internal question that a lot of people ask when approaching a challenge: “When you face a difficult situation, do you approach it, take action, and face it head on, or do you avoid it, wimp out, and run and hide?” When you face a difficult … Continue reading What a flame is to dynamite
No matter who or how old you are, I’m pretty sure you want your Christmas to be meaningful. And you don’t have to look further than Joseph for some help to do just that. When Joseph married Mary he stepped into a world of ridicule. After all, she would have given birth to Jesus LESS … Continue reading The courage to face ridicule for God
Who would you put in the following blank? When I think of someone who is courageous, I think of ________________. When I do it, my first instinct is to think about people who’ve done incredible things in the face of adversity. Through the years I’ve known World War Two veterans, so I think of them. … Continue reading Despite the odds
When David fought Goliath he did something just before the battle that (a) we often overlook and (b) can encourage us when we feel defeated. Today's devo tells us what.
You've probably never thought of "courage" like this. But you probably should.
Matthew 28:8 "So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy..." (NIV Today's Thought Holidays and traditions are great. I love big meals, hot cross buns, and Easter egg hunts as much as the next guy. But when the things we do start to eclipse the meaning behind WHY we do … Continue reading A Person who demands your confidence
In the movie Witness, a young Amish woman named Rachel falls in love with a police officer who is clearly not Amish. Her father Eli tells her it’s forbidden and that the community elders could have her punished for her actions which, he says, are childish. “I’ll be the judge of that!” she says. “No, … Continue reading When conformity and self-discovery fall flat
Is your belief in God rooted in how good God is to you, or in the goodness of God? One of the most inspiring biblical stories is of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Because of their unswerving loyalty to God they refuse to worship the false gods of King Nebuchadnezzar. So they’re threatened. Either bow down … Continue reading Staring at a loaded gun she still said Yes