Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Making a Difference

I was talking with someone this afternoon and they pointed out that some of the links in this week's iLife Journey are no longer correct! I guess that happens in the fast paced digital world.

So, here are some updates and other ideas to make a difference:

Relevant Magazine has changed their website. Now the best place to look for social justice content is at the menu at the top, under the “Life” tab and the “Reject Apathy”. You’ll find some good things, although most of it is in blog format. BUT, once you get into that section, you can look at the top and you will see “magazine”. That is NOT Relevant, but an e-magazine called “Reject Apathy Digital Issue 01”. There is some really good stuff there. There are also web sites about each area.

Also, this is a great site:

http://mashable.com/2009/09/06/socially-responsible-shopping/

It helps you find web sites which target particular areas of socially responsible shopping. Click also on the link they give for what they did back in July. There are some really good links.

Hope this helps and God bless you on the journey!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

iServe Messages

Listen to Sunday's messages on iServe:



Monday, October 26, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

How To Maintain Integrity

There is a lot in iWork that is not easy, but I think relationships are the most difficult. What do you do when you have to work with someone that is difficult? Or with someone that requires you to do more of the work? Or with someone that just rubs you the wrong way? How do maintain your integrity? Let us know how God uses you in situations like that. If you feel like you are in that situation right now post a brief note about how you need help.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Victory In Perseverance

As noted in Thursday of iRun, we want to hear from you. Tell us of a time when you persevered and what happened as a result. For me my most difficult season was a battle with anxiety that I dealt with several years ago. Worry had always been a regular part of my life, but then some things happened that catapulted my worries to anxiety. I knew that God addressed worry in the Bible, but I hadn't taken it seriously. Don't we all worry? Isn't it a form of caring? God clearly helped me see that concern and worry are very different and when we indulge in worry we eliminate trust in Him. We exchange one for the other.

My journey lasted a little over a year where I worked daily to live out Romans 12:2, "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." I carried verses with me on note cards everywhere I went and read them any time I felt my anxiety creeping back up. As a result God transformed my mind. Worry is no longer my default when something comes up. It still looms and is tempting to give in to, but I now know that trusting Him is better. It doesn't remove the issue, it just arms me to deal with it. There is victory in perseverance. I am living proof. If this is an area of struggle for you and you want to know more about my story please contact me at info@theilifejourney.com

What is your story? Let's encourage each other by telling of God's strength in our lives to persevere.