Archive for the 'Guidance' Category

As we approach a new year, we can count on experiencing interruptions in our lives during the coming months. As Joe Stowell shares, it’s how we respond to those interruptions that…

We often think about Christ’s arrival on earth in joyful terms. But for the birth of Christ to take place, there had to be some devastating interruptions in the lives of…

Discover how to get into the habit of looking for God’s hidden hand in your life as Joe Stowell continues his series on Ruth: Love Unshaken. As we move forward in…

Discover the five habits of effective listeners to the voice of God. Last week, Joe Stowell explained the importance of hearing God’s warnings to us in the face of danger. Today…

When was the last time you heard the voice of God? Most of us spend so much time talking to God, we don’t take the time to listen! This week Joe…

Discover the key spiritual trait you need to represent the hands of God in someone else’s life. Last week, Joe Stowell revealed the importance of self-sacrifice when it comes to living…

Are you willing to do something significant for God, but feel you’re just a “nobody”? We all feel like that from time to time. Even Ruth emerges at the beginning of…

Discover how to be certain you are listening to God’s voice—instead of what you want to hear. Joe Stowell wraps up his series on Hearing God’s Voice with a look at…

Where would you be without the voice of God? Joe Stowell returns to John 10:27 as we continue the series on Hearing God’s Voice. This verse offers clear direction on the…

Tucked away in the Old Testament, you’ll find Ruth—a brief yet powerful book that shares the experiences of real people who had their dreams dashed. This inspiring story offers encouragement and…

Jesus doesn’t settle for spiritual shortcuts—He has a total solution in mind for your problems. Yet when you come up with your own plans for “helping” Jesus, you’re guaranteed to find…

Discover the many ways Jesus is your Champion as you dig into God’s Word with teacher Joe Stowell. There are moments in life when you feel flat out overwhelmed, and you…

The reality TV show Fear Factor featured people who are willing to face their worst fears for notoriety and financial gain. I need to tell you that I rarely watched more…

One of the joys of being with kids is holding their hands. We do it to keep them safe while crossing the street, or to keep them from getting lost in…

Normally, my favorite way to drive a speedboat is full-tilt, skipping across the water with the wind in my face. But this time my usual penchant for speed was tempered by…

For some guys, the annual fishing trip is the highlight of their calendar. They stay in cozy cabins and spend long days fishing just for the fun of it. You can…

On my way home one night, I noticed a glow of flashing lights about a half mile up the road. As I got closer, I saw several emergency vehicles on the…

I hate being lost. I’ve always had a good sense of direction and can usually find my way around without much trouble. But on the rare occasions when I lose my…

What got you out of bed this morning (besides the lure of a hot cup of coffee)? If you’re like me, you finally pulled yourself out of bed because you’ve got…

Let’s face it, if you are a follower in a world that celebrates leaders, you don’t feel all that good about yourself. Walk into any bookstore, and you will note that…