There's plenty of critics out there. Why don't you be an encourager.
We so fear failure that we create the image of perfection. The result? The weariest people on earth.
R u 1 of the 10,000 men gathering at the Wildfire Conference in lynchburg tonight? If this flight is on time, I'll be#10001- c u there
I'm supposed to write a lesson on procrastination. But I think I'll put it off till tomorrow.
Do you still have a pulse? Then God still has things for you to do.
Today's message: "Its ok if ur not ok" join us online 4 uplifting worship and a dose of grace.
An Amazing Trailer for an Amazing Film. Watch and share the trailer : VIDEO
Greed makes a poor job counselor.
Others may abandon you, divorce you, and ignore you, but God will love you. Always. No matter what.
God loves you simply because he has chosen to do so.
At any step along the way Jesus could have called it quits. But he didn't. He didn't, because he is love.
"The good life exists only when we stop wanting the better one." Chuck Swindoll
"Choose to want less rather than to have more."Thomas A Kempis.
"Wealth consists, not in having great possessions, but few wants." Epicurus
Yes, I'm partial. Of course, I'm biased. But, it really is a great blog. Check it out
Hope is an olive leaf—evidence of dry land after a flood. Proof to the dreamer that dreaming is worth the risk.
Going live at the top of the hour with a message from Glory Days. Need a lift? - join us @
Your words give you the ability to build up others. Before you speak, ask: Will what I say help others become stronger?
Want to impress your boss? sShow up and listen up. A good attitude offsets a hundred weaknesses.
. shares some great thoughts on Lent in the cover story. You can read it here:
God protects us with a cloak of love. Can you look back over your life and see instances of God's protection?
Enjoying brainstorming session for fall book release with other gr8 folk
Very excited for Michael Boggs and his What Would Jesus Undo campaign.
We hide. God seeks. We bring sin. He brings a sacrifice. We try fig leaves. He brings the robe of righteousness.
Jesus bore all things, believed all things, hoped all things, and endured all things. Every single one.
Love is a package deal. When we love someone, we take the entire package.
Love is a fruit of the Spirit. Ask God to help you love as he loves.
After my sermon this morning, a sweet,elderly lady waited in line to tell me, "I am so sorry I cannot stay awake in your sermons."
Real love changes people. Didn't God's love change you? He set you free.
You know your love is real when you weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice.
Want to know if what you feel is genuine love? Ask yourself this: Do I encourage this person to do what is right?
Spotted this redemption reminder in the heart of the Tx Hill Country
Isn't it good to know that even when we don't love with a perfect love, God does?
You have not been sprinkled with forgiveness. You have not been spattered with grace. You have been immersed in it.
Nothing pleases Jesus more than being audaciously trusted.
You are not a victim of your thoughts. You have a vote. You have a voice.
Beauty: The Race We're All Losing
When others reject you, let God accept you. He is not frowning. He is not mad. He sings over you.
Through Christ, God has accepted you. When God looks at you, he doesn't see you; he sees Jesus.
Rejection causes anger. Acceptance cures it. Knowing God has doused us with unconditional love can change our thinking!
Love builds up relationships; selfishness erodes them. No wonder Paul is urgent: "Do nothing from selfishness." Phil 2:3
Common courtesy honors God and his children.
True humility is not thinking lowly of yourself but thinking accurately of yourself.
just asked if we could watch downton abbey - sigh
Christ is partial to the beat up and done in and urges us to follow suit.
Need a fresh start? Second chance? Reboot? I start a new series of lessons today. "Glory Days" tune in online @
If you knew that those you loved would laugh in your face, would you still care for them? Christ did.
God sometimes withholds what we desire in order to give us what we need.
God offers authentic love. But he won't give you the genuine until you surrender the imitations.
God thinks you're worth his kindness. And he's a good judge of character.
God knows everything about you, yet he doesn't hold back his kindness toward you.
Why don't you be kind to yourself?
How many burdens is Jesus carrying for us that we know nothing about?
We are quick to think of his power, passion, and devotion. But those near Jesus knew God came cloaked in kindness.
If God is being patient with you, can't you pass on some patience?Of course you can. Before anything else:Love is patient.
Impatience imprisons the soul. Self-absorption and ingratitude make for thick walls and lonely jails.
"You are not what you have. You are Who has you." More if my thoughts on stewardship at website
If you find patience hard to give, you might ask yourself "How patient has God been with me?"
Patience is the red carpet upon which God's grace approaches us.
Patience isn't naive. It doesn't ignore misbehavior. It waits. It listens. It's slow to boil. This is how God treats us.
God loves you. Personally. Powerfully. Passionately. Others have promised and failed. But God has promised and succeeded.
The secret to loving is living loved. As a tree draws nutrients from the soil, draw nourishment from the Father.
Long to be more loving? Begin by accepting your place as a dearly loved child.
The voting is on for Christian Movie of the Year - did you see The Christmas Candle? hint, hint
The first step of love is not toward others but toward God. You give love by first receiving it.
We can't give what we've never received. If we've never received love, how can we love others?
"A person who is forgiven little shows only little love." Luke 7:47
Still have openings for our Israel Tour, Apr 2-12, with Steven Curtis Chapman. Wish you would join us!
One of these guys won 8 majors and is in the Golf Hall of Fame. The other broke 80, once, using two mulligans.
I'm being reminded that prayer is Gods vehicle to activate miracles.
took me to play golf today on my 59th birthday- the good news: shot my age! Bad news: did so on the 13th hole
Catch daughter Jenna 's latest blog here
Feeling guilty about eating too much over the holidays. You shouldn't. And here's why:
Speaking tonight at Gateway Church at 6:30 in S Lake, tx- , c u there!
More than 20 years ago, I had an experience with two very different leaders. Which type are you?
Let Jesus be as human as he intended to be. Christmas Day blog post:
God came to us in order to meet our greatest need.
Please join us at for an online Christmas Eve service- 2:00, 3:30, 5:00 or 6:30 cst
In the mystery of Christmas, we find its majesty.
Where will God go to touch the world?
What a promise! We make room for Jesus in our hearts; and he makes room for us in his house!
Are you looking for the perfect, personal gift? It's already been given to you!
"I believe n Christianity as I believe the sun has risen.Not only because I can see it but because by it I can see everything else."CS Lewis
": My post for Storyline today! A Lesson I'm in Constant Need of Re-Learning via "
To get what you really need...where do you go? The North Pole or the Manger?
Space is still open for Israel Tour April 2-12, 2014. Wonder-filled worship with Steven Curtis Chapman!
I pray this season is filled with hope & joy for you. But if it's tough, sign up for "Five Days of Hope" to help.
Santa may be fun at Christmas, but he is NO match for the One who reigns at all times! .
Sometimes the holidays hurt, but you'll get through this. Here's a free devotional, "Five Days of Hope" to help.
I pray this season you receive the very best of gifts…The Prince of Peace.
If this time of year is especially hard for you, sign up for "Five Days of Hope" to help you get through.
In the busy-ness of the season, pause & listen, for God is Near. Another 1-min video from
God traveled a great distance to be with you. He loves to be with the ones He loves!
Michael W. Smith Christmas concert in San Antonio 12/12. Save $12.50 per GA ticket with promo code HoHoHo. for tix.
Be sure to catch 's THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE featured on tonight!
Looking forward to seeing the ice and winter resistant tomorrow night at the Christmas special in Dallas Baptist
Pause. Give thanks. Celebrate the sacred. 's God Came Near is on TBN & gotothehub
95 new cities will be getting this weekend! Theaters here:
Also UK, Australia n NZ!
Don't tell God how big your giants are. Tell your giants how big God is.
Just because this season is busy, doesn't mean YOU have to be. Talked about it on today: