Boring Brings the Breakthrough: Getting Some Grit

Annwen Stone Growth, Walking with God Leave a Comment

I follow on Instagram a body coach. His page is so inspiriting because it takes normal people who are desperate to lose weight and change their figure and puts them through a straightforward daily plan of eating and exercise that they have to follow. He advocates throwing away the scales and instead taking photos of the change. Honestly it’s remarkable. Some of the testimonials of peoples lives over just a 3 month process are astounding. BUT here’s the thing: it wasn’t the vision that got them the results. It was the daily choice of surrender to a practical, accountable plan. They didn’t get transformation because they believed it could happen; they actually did something repeatedly which brought about that transformation.

Shema Triangle Part 3: Fruit

John Flowers Discipleship, Growth, Hearing God, Walking with God Leave a Comment

By John & Jessie Flowers Gardening is a great idea. So last spring, we put feet to a great idea and decided to start a backyard garden. We spent a full day shopping, gathering all the supplies, and digging in the dirt. We prepared the soil and planted tomatoes, strawberries, cucumbers, and more. It was a beautiful little project. We …

Shema Triangle Part 2: We/Me

Annwen Stone Authority, Community, Discipleship, God's Love, Growth, Hearing God, Walking with God Leave a Comment

Heidi Baker says a lot “Love has to look like something”. Biblical love involves discipline. Not punishment. Jesus took the punishment we deserve, but the Father continues in the new covenant to discipline us, to form us into His Son’s likeness. Love does not look like cozy hugs and surface level conversations; it looks like blindspots being revealed so that you can live out of bondage and step into the fullness of life that Christ calls us to.

The Tree and the Rock (A Parable)

Jack Hancock Awakening, Growth, Walking with God Leave a Comment

by Dr. Jack Hancock There once was a large smooth Rock that was clearly visible to the people.  Everyone saw the Rock and marveled at its strength, size and appearance.  The people were proud of this Rock and the “way it was”… they were comfortable with it. They worshipped the Rock just because it “was”… it was their religion. Then …

Better Get Ready. Things Have Changed.

Dawn King Awakening, Evangelism, Growth, Quarantine, Walking with God Leave a Comment

The point is–it’s on YOU now. You can’t just attend and pretend. You can’t serve and perform for your spot in the Kingdom (not that you really ever could, ya know). The truth is, we are staring ourselves in the face, some of us for the first time in a long time. No more distractions (come on, seriously, get off Netflix). No more excuses (“I’m just too busy” or “I can’t find the time”). No more passing the buck and placing blame–we have to face our current reality and choose to join God in this.

Running (ie: Jesus, help)

Adam Keyes Growth, Overcoming Fear, Walking through Suffering, Walking with God 12 Comments

“2nd song: Danger Zone, Kenny Loggins (from Top Gun), 1986.
And again, the Lord is with me. I don’t know how to explain it, but I was on fire. I couldn’t be stopped. No one could stop me. Shredding electric guitars were blazing in my head. I’m back. It’s like when Moses had to lift his arms to win the battle. Kenny Loggins was holding up my arms. Thank you, Kenny.”

Why’d the Introvert Cross the Road?

Jessie Flowers Community, Family, Fear, Growth, Overcoming Fear, Walking with God Leave a Comment

by Jessie Flowers I like my cozy little corner of the road. I like comfort and quiet. A lot. Throughout my life, I’ve enjoyed being alone. I enjoy eating by myself, going to the movies by myself, cooking by myself, shopping by myself, walking by myself. Thankfully, I like me. Maybe it’s because I grew up in a really rural …

A Winemaker’s Guide to the Bible

Dawn King Growth, Walking through Suffering Leave a Comment

by Dawn King We talk a lot about how following Jesus will cost us our comfort, but what if the cost is more than that? What if the cost is suffering and pain? What if the cost was saying yes to a process that looked more like season after season of planting, growing, pruning, harvesting, crushing, and fermenting (probably with …