Posts Tagged ‘faith’

World’s Biggest Small Group is Starting Up Again!

This year we’re challenging you to “30 Days of Living It Out.” Each day we’ll send you a devo and a challenge to live out your faith in a practical way. All we’re asking is for you to commit to reading God’s Word along with us in our daily e-mail devotions and taking on our Live (it) Out Challenges each day. Earn points by completing the readings and challenges throughout the 30 days and be… … Continue reading

Cut and Paste Faith

It’s amazing to me how much of a quick fix society we have become. I saw this add on Facebook offering to help pastors with 12 cut and paste emails that will inspire their congregation and help it grow. My first reaction was, “Wow, this is how we are going to shepherd the church now? With CUT AND PASTE faith?” Imagine if that’s how God taught us. Imagine if He was up there being all… … Continue reading

Jamie Grace Shows You How to Fight When Life Gets Rough

“I’ve come to realize, everybody’s gonna go through something big. Everybody’s gonna have something difficult in their life. But the beauty of it is that no matter how big that stuff is, God is always bigger. And He’s always in control.” – Jamie Grace Wise words from Jamie Grace. In the video below, Jamie shares how she fights through her struggle with Tourette Syndrome and how God has used her story to encourage others and… … Continue reading

Where is God When You Can’t Feel Him?

“It was a scary time for me and for my family.” – Jonathan Steingard from Hawk Nelson Does this sound familiar to you? Maybe you’re going through a scary time right now or maybe a friend is. Or maybe you just know what it’s like to wonder what God is doing. The guys in Hawk Nelson know, too. But they’re also on a mission to remind you of an important fact. We’ll let Jon tell… … Continue reading

The Devil Doesn’t Want You to Read This Blog

“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” – Matthew 6:33-34 When Rend Collective noticed the Church had stopped praying for revival, they had to ask why. They remembered hearing praying for God to move like He did in the days of old, then seeing people… … Continue reading

Hope Against Hope

Ever had one of those moments that slap you in the face spiritually? I have. Sunday I was sitting at church when my pastor asked the question, “Do you believe, do you really truly deep down from the gut level BELIEVE?” Sitting there in service I began doing a little self examination and I thought to myself, do I really believe? Do I really truly buy into everything God is doing in my life, everything… … Continue reading


Ever wonder why you have to struggle? Why God doesn’t just take away the things in our lives that make us fall flat on our faces? Like that pride issue that creeps into every argument making you always have to be right, regardless of who you may hurt… Or that online addiction that has creeped into your marriage taking your eyes and desires away from the one you gave your heart to… Or that vanity… … Continue reading

Looking back can actually be a good thing

One of my favorite quotes from my pastor is that our past is a point of reference, not a place of residence. Usually when I think of that, it calls to mind those things in my history that were more negative than anything…but there are things in your past that were good, lovely, positive and empowering that can ensure a stronger future as well. In my weight watchers meeting this week, we talked about anchors…those… … Continue reading

E-MESS: Judge not… I will be honest, this one upset me a little

A few weeks ago on your show you were talking about Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a preventative double mastectomy. You also shared that you and your wife had been having serious discussions about undergoing the same procedure for your wife. This really saddened me. Not because your wife has a history of breast cancer in her family and is at risk for developing it herself (although I am truly sorry for your loss and… … Continue reading