Some days it seems there is no reason to be happy at all: your heart is about to break from some tragedy, only bad news angrily spatters across your TV screen, your Facebook timeline is full of negativity, your loved ones have let you down or hurt you, you just cannot seem to get any … More Don’t Tell Me to Just Be Happy: 5 Verses for When Joy Seems Impossible
During the time of Hosea the prophet, the Lord had something to say to a group of people who really thought that they knew Him: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of … More Are You Sure That You Know God?
In a world of extremes, where does the Christian stand on the issue of Conservation? … More The Christian and Conservation: Should You Really Care?
We are probably all aware of the command to worship the Lord “in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24) – but sometimes that is more easily said than done. While worshipping in truth (in the right way) may be a given, worshipping in spirit (with the right attitude) is not always as simple. Despite our … More 6 Ways to Worship in Spirit This Sunday
While there are differences of opinion, truth still exists. Absolute. Objective. Unpopular. … More In Defense of Truth in a Post-Truth World
Ever start reading the Bible and feel like you just aren’t getting anything out of it? While it’s great to have mentors and ministers to help us along the way, there comes a point in time when we need to move from milk to meat and begin to feed ourselves. Our faith cannot be founded … More Becoming a Truth Seeker: 5 Steps to Serious Bible Study
Have you ever wondered why God gave us sexuality but then didn’t give us any real practical ways to be able to control it? … More Sex and Relationship Advice from the Song of Solomon
I had wanted to spend time reading the Bible to my son every day, but I found that he wouldn’t sit still for long enough. With this method of reading the Bible he sits and reads with me for up to 20 minutes at a time. That might not seem like a long time, but … More Little Baby Bible Steps: Reading the Bible [6-12 Month Old]
“You’re so good. You wouldn’t understand.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had people say this kind of thing to me. And I guess I can understand why. I have always been the kind of girl that had every outward appearance of piety. Being a preacher’s kid, a minister’s girlfriend, a missionary’s wife, … More Good Girls Struggle in Secret [How Shame and Silence Are Keeping Us in Sin]
Are you struggling to keep up an active prayer life? Maybe, just maybe, you’re missing the simple things.