The story of the Long brothers won last week, no contest. And this week, we have another amazing batch of videos.
Most of us have experienced times when stories of other people’s victories leave us feeling angry or resentful instead of encouraged. Deep inside we have questions like, “Why doesn’t that happen for me?” “Why do my prayers seem to go unanswered?” We may even find ourselves avoiding their stories because they leave us feeling empty and alone. If this is where you are right now you’ve likely kept it hidden thinking that you shouldn’t feel this way and besides, you’re tired of hearing “easy” answers that don’t change anything. Ironically, the only meaningful answers begin where you are, not where you pretend to be. For the truth about hope is that it is usually discovered only when hope is lost. But to admit to losing hope is so frightening that we usually prefer staying hidden.
What if the answer is feeling the…
Years ago I lived in a small condo with about twenty other tenants. They were mostly an older crowd, educated, dignified and retired.
During my first few months in the condo, I was watched like a new pet. I remember one evening when I took my trash out, turning around and seeing more than one person leaning over the balcony to see if I was recycling.
Legalism isn’t just a problem for Christians, it seems. Self-righteousness isn’t just a…
My friend Sarah and I worked at a summer camp together about a hundred years ago, and we reconnect whenever I’m in Texas. I spent a weekend in Dallas in December, and Sarah invited me over for lunch with a few friends. She told me that every year she chooses a theme word, and that her word for 2012 was COMMUNITY.
She decided that instead of talking about community in some vague but well-intentioned way, her specific goal would be to gather 500 people around her table in 2012, one meal at a time.
She asked her dad to build a table in her backyard. It’s a gorgeous outdoor cedar dining table with…
Every leader invites people into a story.
Thomas Jefferson invited the country into a story about democracy. Rosa Parks invited the country into a story about racial equality. Billy Graham invited the world into a story about eternity.
Could it be you were designed to live a great story, too? This is an important question because lives hang in the balance. What if the story burning inside you, if lived, could dramatically influence the lives of others? And what if that story could bring light into an otherwise dark world?
We’re changing the way we approach our Sunday Morning Music posts. For the next several months, these posts will be authored by artists so you can get a glimpse into what inspires them. We hope you enjoy today’s post from our friends, Leagues.
Last week, the NFL: Bad Lip Reading video took the majority vote. Would love to hear which of these is your favorite. Vote below in the comments!
Science Missed an Across-the-Board Miracle Drug!
Finding Contentment – Thoughts on the Downsized Life
People Aren’t Thinking About You, They’re Thinking About Themselves
Inauguration and the Need for a King