Praise him anyway

Praise him anyway

“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” Habakkuk 3:17-18 Life […]

How to win friends and keep them

How to win friends and keep them

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Philippians 2:3 In ancient Greek mythology, there was once a man named Narcissus who noticed his reflection in the still of the stream. He immediately fell in love with his reflection and sat there gazing at his beauty night and […]

How to face your problems

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us. Romans 5:3-5 Why? It’s the question each […]

Having a positive life change is possible

Having a positive life change is possible

“Put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires… put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4:22, 24 If you want to get healthy and lose weight, you have to stop eating unhealthy foods and start eating healthy foods. You will never reach your health […]

You’re designed for God’s family

You’re designed for God’s family

“God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure,” according to Ephesians 1:5. Have you ever wondered where you belong in life? You’re not alone. People all over the planet are asking […]

Who are you becoming?

We were out for brunch Sunday and asked our server about the eggs. After telling us our options, someone in our party mentioned how knowledgeable he was about eggs. He stood with pride and said, “I learned that from Arnold!” He was pretty excited to let us know he was following in the former Mr. […]

You worship God by surrendering

I’ve talked to a lot of people who deliberately show up late to church just so they miss the worship. This is ironic considering God created you to worship. What we often miss is that true worship is far more than music and singing on Sunday morning. True worship is a lifestyle. Romans 12:1-2 states, […]

You’re an on-purpose person

You’re an on-purpose person

“Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love,” Ephesians 1:4. We have a lot of accidents in life, don’t we? We get in car accidents, we spill our drinks and we even […]

Leave negative thoughts behind

Leave negative thoughts behind

“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things,” Philippians 4:8. Have you ever had a song stuck in your head? If you have, you know it can be torturous. The same can be said for […]

Jesus is the one who can calm your storm

Life throws a lot of storms our way. Doesn’t it? Our relationships face them, our finances face them and even our health faces them. There’s a high chance you’re facing one right now. Storms are part of life, but they don’t have to ruin it. Dealing with the storms of life can often feel like […]

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