24 04, 2016

Valleys and Pastures Ahead: Inside-Out Habits for April 24, 2016 with Dr. Tom Pace

2017-03-28T14:57:34-05:00April 24th, 2016|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service. WE PRAY: A PERSONAL PRAYER Loving God, When I look back over my life, it has been a pretty good road. Lots of wonderful times, wonderful people, wonderful opportunities. I have made some wonderful friends, and served in some wonderful churches. I have laughed a lot, and worked pretty hard, and had the joy of seeing fruit of my labor. And the neatest part of all was that I got to do all of that with you. [...]

17 04, 2016

Sabbath Rest: Inside-Out Habits for April 17 with Dr. Tom Pace

2017-03-28T14:57:39-05:00April 17th, 2016|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

   We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service. WE PRAY: A PERSONAL PRAYER “I am tired. I am weak. I am worn.”  “Sometimes, I feel discouraged, and think my work’s in vain. And then the Holy Spirit, revives my soul again…” “When you’re weary. Feelin’ small…” O God, apparently, I am not the only one who sometimes feels depleted and discouraged, burned out and worn out. The songwriter expresses it so well. When that happens, I don’t feel your joy bubbling up inside me. I need [...]

3 04, 2016

Prayers: The Real Work: Inside-Out Habits for April 3, 2016 with Dr. Tom Pace

2017-03-28T14:57:45-05:00April 3rd, 2016|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|0 Comments

We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service.   WE PRAY: A PERSONAL PRAYER O God, In the days after Easter, the disciples huddled in that same upper room in Jerusalem, and there they prayed. They waited and prayed to be clothed with power from on high. Instead, O God, I find myself working and fretting, worrying and wondering and wandering. Yes, you know I am praying, too. But somehow, my prayers feel different from those prayers of the disciples. Too often, I think that the important stuff is the “real [...]