In the Rocky Mountains, hunters occasionally find pairs of interlocked deer horns. When the horns of fighting deer get jammed together and the animals cannot separate them, they die. Anger can cause us to lock horns with others. And the consequences can be just as disastrous. Paul knew that in order to properly manage their lives and relationships, the believers in Ephesus needed to recognize a few things about anger. This is the second of two articles outlining his advice.
There were a series of TV commercials in the 1970s that featured a young woman who cheerfully chirped that she “told two friends about Faberge Organic Shampoo, who told two friends, who told two friends, and so on, and so on…” while her image multiplied relentlessly on the screen. The commercial was annoying, but the […]
Several years ago, I was lounging around with Nancy Leigh DeMoss and a couple of her friends, sipping hot mugs of tea in her living room. Though the atmosphere was casual, the conversation was anything but. We talked about the history of the women’s movement and feminism… about philosophy, theology and doctrine. We cried about […]
You asked for it… Conversation PeaceÂ will soon be availableÂ on DVD! Conversation Peace was one of the last of LifeWay’s resources to be released in VHS. It’s amazing how quickly technology has changed! Over the past couple of years, many of us have ditched our VHS playersÂ in favor of DVD. Starting in December 2008, the Conversation […]
A NEW Bible Study by Mary Kassian: “Knowing God by Name – A Personal Encounter” God knows your name.Â Do you know HIS? God is too big, too magnificent for a single name.Â Consider this:Â the God whose many names include Creator, Provider, Ruler, and Redeemer wants you to know Him more intimately. Mary Kassian’s […]
Control Anger before it Burns you (Part One) All of us get angry from time to time. The Bible has valuable instruction about how to manage this volatile emotion. This is the first of two articles outlining what the Apostle Paul taught his friends in Ephesus about anger. â€œFor the anger of man does not […]
WHAT NOW? The conference is full to capacity, so registration for the October True Woman ’08 pre-conference and conference has been closed. The conference has sold out much earlier than expected. More than 6,000 women are registered and the facility cannot accomodate more. God is definitely at work! Although we can’t squeeze any more women […]
It’s game time. The coach is starting his favorite players. For what seems like the hundredth time this season, your child is warming the bench. You sit in the stands with the other parents and dutifully clap and cheer – but inside, you harbor the malicious hope that your child’s teammates will play poorly, that […]
Tiny blue flowers, called â€œforget-me-notsâ€ grow profusely in the heights of the Rocky Mountains in the summer.Â They can be found tucked into every nook and cranny – sometimes growing out of cracks in theÂ face of the rock. This is a poemÂ I wrote one summer as I reflected on the name of these vivid blooms.Â They ,Â together […]
Tit-for-Tat is the name of a Laurel and Hardy slapstick comedy released in 1935. In the film, Stan & Ollie open a hardware shop right next to Charlie Hallâ€™s grocery store. A misunderstanding occurs and Hall takes revenge on Stan & Ollie. Stan & Ollie retaliate. The back-and-forth antics start with silly attacks such as […]
Your sister has just moved into a beautiful new home and instead of being happy for her, youâ€™ve got a little green-eyed monster putting the squeeze on your heart. Outwardly youâ€™re all smiles and congratulations, but inwardly you resent the fact that sheâ€™s getting ahead while youâ€™re spinning your wheels â€“ stuck in a rut. […]
21 Beauty Questions: Are you a Bible Beauty… or a Girl Gone Wild? For all you “Girls Gone Wild” workshop participants at the Refresh Leadership Training at the Beth Moore conference in Vancouver last week, here’s a copy of my “21 Beauty Questions” in pdf format. Just click on the link to download.