Silver linings

By Robert J. Tamasy

With news about the coronavirus breaking so rapidly, it’s hard to anticipate what the latest “scoop” will be. I recall the late Gilda Radner’s “Saturday Night Live” character, Roseanne Roseannadanna, who used to say, “It’s always something!” Bad news seems to beget bad news.

 

Flourishing in troubling times

By Peter J. Briscoe

In his book Flourishing in Troubling Times, author Bruce Witt strives to help followers of Jesus to do well in difficult times in their lives, and strikes a good balance between the importance of being and doing. Being is inwardly focused and concerns our thinking, attitudes and motivations. Doing concerns taking action. If we want to flourish in troubling times, we need to make sure that our actions flow from a right frame of mind.

Tips for 'Busy-ness'

Phil Cooke (writer, television producer, and media consultant who’s worked with Billy Graham, Oral Roberts, Salvation Army, Mercy Ships, The American Bible Society, and many more) addresses us who are tempted to think, “I’m so busy, but don’t seem to be accomplishing anything. There never seems to be enough time to relax, read a book, reflect, or think.” If you find yourself complaining about how busy you are, try his tips, especially regarding your digital life.
Tags:  Tips for busy-ness, Busy-ness, Busy

Growth Habits

For most of your life, you’ve likely witnessed it: some people are content to remain at their current level of understanding, education, even spiritual development and maturity. It’s observable in any facet of life where growth is possible. At some point, for some, growth becomes “optional” – even though that’s not an option in Scripture. So there they sit, seemingly in a recliner, on a plateau. It might be on the job, in their marriage, in the spiritual life and the like.
Tags:  Growth, Growing, Habits

What our Father Offers

Ernest Hemingway told the story of a Spanish father and his teenage son, whose relationship got so strained, the boy ran away from home. His father then began a journey – the search for his runaway son.
Tags:  Father, Love, Love of a father

Sources and Resources

It’s not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity. -Francis Bacon

Keys in sharing Christ

Neil Cole asserts that contemporary evangelism has focused on "the conversation" over the gospel or having “correct answers” to defend our beliefs. In Jesus' pattern though, he says keys to sharing the gospel are:
Tags:  Sharing Christ, Gospel