3 Powerful Lessons from the Story of the Bleeding Woman
Have you ever had an issue that has defined you? Something that has hindered you and sapped your life of its strength? Perhaps a habit or addiction has stolen your identity, damaged your relationships, wounded your family, drained your finances, crushed your hope, dreams and aspirations... or made you feel powerless and insignificant.
Racial Reconciliation is “Our Thing”
For anyone paying attention to politics these days, it’s no great revelation to say that we are a deeply divided nation, especially regarding issues touching on race. While we have made significant progress in some areas, there remains much to be done.
How Does God Bless Our Broken Road as He Blessed Paul’s?
Have you ever traveled down a “broken road”? That is, has your journey in life ever been detoured by the disappointment of unmet expectations, poor choices, abuse or addictions? I'm sure we all have, because the truth is, life is filled with broken roads.
Lessons from "A Christmas Carol"
For many families, reading Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve is a tradition that goes back generations. It's a classic story that speaks to us through its unforgettable and timeless characters...
When We Face Trials, God Provides for Us as He Provided for Mary
There are so many traditions at Christmas time, from picking out a fresh tree, hanging lights and decorations, baking cookies and drinking hot chocolate, to Christmas movie marathons and going to grandma's house for dinner.
Who Is a Candidate to Receive a Miracle from God?
Impossible! It’s a word we have heard throughout human history. The Wright brothers were told no one can make an aircraft for man to fly in...it's impossible!
How Hannah Found an Audacious, Extraordinary Hope in God
Are you a “glass half full” or a “glass half empty” kind of person? It seems to me that some of us are genetically wired to be “half full” people; we have this tendency to look on the bright side of things and be full of hope. And some of us aren’t. Some of us see hopelessness in every situation, no matter what.
6 Powerful Examples of Thanksgiving in the Bible
There is so much to be thankful for in this life. God blessed humanity with a beautiful world to live in, the opportunity to have meaningful relationships with others, and the offer of eternal salvation for those who put their faith in Jesus Christ. People can be thankful when there is needed rain, or sunshine after lots of cloudy days.
3 Things to Do Immediately When You Feel You've Lost Your Spiritual Edge
The floating axe head miracle in 2 Kings serves as a great teaching metaphor of a common, modern problem: even when doing everything right, Christians can lose their passion, or their “edge” in life and ministry.
How Can Christians Embrace the Fact of Their Mortality?
My grandfather was a real “man’s man.” I remember him as being big and strong, even with the prosthetic leg he had from the knee down. When he would put it on, he would say, “It’s time for me to become The Bionic Man,” and back then, I believed he really did have a super robot leg like Steve Majors on the TV show.
How to Be an Authentic, True Representation of Christ
Of all the things we could say about social media, one thing is certain: it should remind us that our lives are on display for all to see. Posting photos, sharing links and writing comments opens up our lives...
Does God Still Speak to Us?
If you’ve been around church people for any length of time, you’ve undoubtedly heard them say, “God spoke to me, and told me to….” And maybe you’ve wondered, whatever do they mean by that?
How to Live Out God's Plan for Your Life
Years ago, there was an article in a prominent fashion magazine that stated supermodels were the most envied women in the world. It said today’s pretty women, supermodels, represent a new breed: mannequins with sex appeal.
3 Lessons from Daniel about Living a Life of Integrity
Have you ever played the game called Scruples? It's a popular board game from the 1980s that asked the players questions regarding everyday ethical and moral dilemmas.
When Life Knocks You Off Balance, Cling to Faith
Whenever bad things unexpectedly happen to us (like a job lay off, an unfaithful spouse, or a shocking doctor’s diagnosis), we can be knocked off our “spiritual balance.”
How Can We Embrace, not Avoid, Transformational Change?
It’s often been said that the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over again, expecting to get a different result.
How King David Teaches Us to Find Happiness after Personal Loss
When I look around the world today there seems to be a happiness vacuum. There are more hurting people, hating people and hopeless people than there are happy people.
How the Good Samaritan Helps Us Love Those We Disagree With
It seems like everywhere we look, there are deep divisions based on political beliefs, perceived offenses, actual offenses and personal opinion.
7 Ways God Is Truly Our Good Father
Many years ago, when my children were much younger, I would routinely come home after a long day just to find a toy laying in pieces on top of the counter.