Helping Those Enslaved by Alcoholism

Did you know that young adults are more likely to binge drink? Or that college educated Americans are more likely than those without a college degree to say they’ve had a drink within the last 30 days? What if I told you that 13% of people who attend church are binge drinkers? Don’t believe me?Continue reading “Helping Those Enslaved by Alcoholism”

What Does Agape Love Look Like?

Until I received God’s love through Jesus Christ, the word “love” was understood by me to be a feeling that I received from my mom, dad, and other family members when they were pleased by my behavior. When I behaved according to their expectations, I received smiles and hugs. When I did not met thoseContinue reading “What Does Agape Love Look Like?”

How to Pray Fervently

Do you leave for work in the morning without praying? Does your mind wander when you bow your head? Or maybe you don’t pray because God hears the prayers of the righteous and well, …that doesn’t match your lifestyle right now. Perhaps, you’ve prayed the same prayer so often, you wonder why bother? Your enemyContinue reading “How to Pray Fervently”

Ten Bible Studies To Share with a Friend

One of the most precious groups of friends that I have been blessed to meet with regularly are women interested in studying God’s truth.  If you don’t have a group of friends to meet with weekly to share life with, then you are missing out on smiles, hugs, and laughter.  We were meant to fellowshipContinue reading “Ten Bible Studies To Share with a Friend”

How to Seek God’s Will

God has a plan for your life that is different from the plan for my life.  I have spent the majority of my life trying to determine what God’s will is for me and then mustering the courage to do it.  Fear will tell us there is a consequence for obedience, but the opposite isContinue reading “How to Seek God’s Will”

10 Reasons To Be Joyful

My breathless husband murmured, “I’m not going to the emergency room.” Should we refuse to listen to the doctor’s advice? Sometimes we are like this with God, “I’m not going to…” Fill in your own blank.  It may be an unwillingness to give financially, pray out loud, or invite people into your home. We mayContinue reading “10 Reasons To Be Joyful”

Does Science Say Our Brain Needs the Sabbath?

My toddler sons refused to nap while the sun blazed high in the sky. If they didn’t rest, our afternoon would be doomed to explode into cranky tears, tantrums, and excessive whining. After settling them into their beds and reading a story, I would gently close the door. No sooner had the door clicked, IContinue reading “Does Science Say Our Brain Needs the Sabbath?”

The Holy Spirit

Hushing my anxious thoughts, I wait for quiet calmness. A hidden treasure protected by high steep walls. Listening to the silence breathe A tiny voice whispers within my soul. In the stillness of the early morning light, He sings to me. Simmering beneath the ashes, He waits. A precious spark reveals a rich legacy FanningContinue reading “The Holy Spirit”

Prayer to Celebrate Our Deliverer

Heavenly Father, you are my blessed King. I love you and am content to sit still in your presence.   You are the great healer of the world. You alone nourish me both physically and spiritually when I draw near.   Your power breaks any chain of sin that desires to enslave me. Through yourContinue reading “Prayer to Celebrate Our Deliverer”

60 Second Guide to Effective Prayer

What is it about prayer that makes a person fearful to bow their head in a public restaurant and speak out loud? Is it because prayer is banned in public schools? What is it about holding your spouse’s hand and praying for your children that seems a bit uncomfortable? But yet we know that weContinue reading “60 Second Guide to Effective Prayer”