Category: Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life
Mar 1, 2009
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
Warning: Ending-Spoiler In the past twelve months the world has witnessed warring nations, natural disasters, a worldwide economic meltdown, continuing terrorist strikes, slashed jobs, and a mortgage...
Spiritual Life
Jun 1, 2008
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
Pressing On If our motives are only safety and security we’ve missed the point. Is it possible that at times we don’t want to sacrifice, to persevere—in spite of the outcome?
Spiritual Life
Mar 1, 2008
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
Small but Significant That is the point: we are not alone. And though we are small, He is big. We are weak, but He is strong. He indwells us. Everything—even the small concerns of our lives—hinges...
Spiritual Life
Dec 1, 2007
Sandra GlahnSandra Glahn
The Gift God Still Wants From the time of Cain and Abel until today God has been asking for only one gift.
Spiritual Life
Dec 1, 2007
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
Giving Outside the Box Because God has given this gift to us, He calls us “to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Pet. 4:10).
Spiritual Life
Sep 11, 2007
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
When the Waves Roar, Be Still “Standing by” and “being still” are counterintuitive commands when the army is coming and the waves are crashing. The natural human response is to blame, get angry, give...
Spiritual Life
Mar 13, 2007
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
The Weight of Glory How much does glory weigh? What an odd question! That is, until we learn that the Old Testament word for “glory” is kabod, which has a primitive root meaning “heavy.” Used...
Spiritual Life
Sep 5, 2006
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
The Tale of the Tree In North Central Texas, where Dallas Seminary is located, we found ourselves once again in drought conditions this summer. Some cities in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex enforced...
Spiritual Life
Jul 7, 2006
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
New Beginnings After all, “new” makes sense only when contrasted with what is “old.”
Spiritual Life
Jul 7, 2006
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
On the Grounds of Grace     Two men walked toward the temple grounds to pray. Dust puffed from beneath the sandals of one, a Pharisee, who entered the temple holding his head high and smiling at...
Spiritual Life
Jul 7, 2006
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
The Mystery of Christmas In A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charles Schultz reminded his viewers of the true meaning of Christmas by having Linus quote Luke 2 straight out of the Bible.
Spiritual Life
Jul 7, 2006
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
The Sanctuary of Suffering In the past few months our world has seen children left without parents, homes destroyed, and whole villages devastated. We have witnessed suffering on a massive scale.
Spiritual Life
Jul 7, 2006
Jason Shepherd
Are You Using the Right Stuff? I once learned a valuable lesson while trying to cook my first meal on a camping trip. I was assigned to be the “camp cook” for an outing. I prepared myself for this noble task...
Spiritual Life
Jul 7, 2006
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
The Worth of Waiting I am writing this as I am waiting to be released from Baylor Hospital, where I have been undergoing some tests for the last few days. I am okay, but I think I now know why people...
Spiritual Life
Jul 7, 2006
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
Charting Our Growth Barby and I are “empty nesters” for most of the year now, with one married son in seminary and the other living in a dorm at college. How fast they have grown! Like...
Spiritual Life
Jul 7, 2006
Sandra GlahnSandra Glahn
Sharpen Your Focus In this first issue of Kindred Spirit following the worldwide celebration of a new millennium, we consider resolutions, goals and new beginnings. Thus, it seems appropriate to...
Spiritual Life
Jul 7, 2006
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
Spiritual Olympics Few activities excite us more than watching our favorite athletes speed across the finish line or win the big game and accept the prize, right? Yes and no.
Spiritual Life
Sep 16, 2003
Sandra GlahnSandra Glahn
The Sinners' Prayer for Believers Ms. Sandra Glahn, editor-in-chief of Kindred Spirit, uses the example of the psalmist to show how we can approach God when our actions evoke His displeasure.
Spiritual Life
Jul 1, 1979
Bruce Waltke
Why Do Good People Suffer? Dr. Bruce Waltke examines aspects human suffering from Psalm 44.