I don't know you, but your wife emailed me today looking for help and advice.
Marriage is hard. Sometimes it may seem too hard. If you’ve ever wanted out, this encouragement is for you.
Max Lucado's latest book is Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer (Thomas Nelson). Max tells Crosswalk.com about his own struggles with prayer, and what he learned from studying all the prayers recorded in Scripture. If you've ever considered yourself a poor pray-er, you'll be encouraged and motivated by what he shares. http://beforeamen.com/
It's 10 chapters long, chock full of intrigue, and also a Veggie Tales movie. But how much do you really know about Esther?
I've learned that most of the time that trouble comes, God wants to sharpen us, mold us, and transform us into something greater.
I sat down and wept and mourned for days; and I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven (Nehemiah 1:4). Fasting is a spiritual discipline that helps us center our attention on the Lord and discover His will so we may act according to it.
In this fast-food era of delivery and speedy drive-through meals, we often sacrifice nutrition for convenience, even in marriage.
In Jude 1:12, false teachers are compared to "autumn trees without fruit," implying that autumn should be a season of abundance. How can we take advantage of the autumn of life?
A time to love and a time to hate; A time for war and a time for peace (Eccl. 3:8). It is often wise to relax our intensity, refuse to force an issue, allow nature to take its course, let sleeping dogs lie.
I was beginning to respond to people in anger instead of love. Somehow bitterness had replaced my peace in Christ.
If you’re just surviving, you’re not living the life that God created you to live. God intends for you to thrive.
In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight (Prov. 3:6). God wants to know if you will trust Him no matter what your outward circumstances may be.
Despite the undeveloped nature of Satanism, that fact remains that it exists. Should Christians be worried?
It is through discipline that we shape our kids. Hopefully they will respect our opinions and not just our authority.
God has a greater purpose for my pain, one that's not always obvious to me. God uses my difficulties for my good and his glory.
It’s in the small moments of life – the ordinary times – where God does his greatest work.
Parenting is hard – probably the hardest job there is. How can parents resist encouraging bad attitudes in their kids?
Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours (1 Chron. 29:11). There we all sat, grumpy. Not even bothering to look at the clouds and notice. We'd lost our passionate embrace of the magnificent.
- September 25, 2014 |
As with most families, our church families are not without drama. Here are 3 tips for avoiding the soap opera.
- September 25, 2014 |