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/
If you’re just surviving, you’re not living the life that God created you to live. God intends for you to thrive.
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.
It is through discipline that we shape our kids. Hopefully they will respect our opinions and not just our authority.
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.
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?
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.
Take a break from your own work to find out what your occupation might have been in the days of the Bible's events. This informal online quiz compares your personality to one of a dozen different duties described in the Bible.
Some people overuse Facebook, and some stay away altogether. There may be a middle ground - and there's one crucial key.
Is it being “judgy” or does discerning critique from Christian leaders about ministries claiming to represent truth have biblical grounds?
So they all ate and were filled (Mark 6:42). Mini-miracles are the treats God brings home to His kids, those who seek him with childlike faith, those who consider themselves "the little things in life."
Do Christians ask cohabiting couples to separate, or do we instead encourage them to marry before moving forward?
Why am I not content? We blame media, commercialism, and consumerism, but there is a deeper problem. Sin.
Tattoos are more popular than ever...but should I get one if I'm a Christian?
When the outfit we wear to church becomes more important than the attitude we bring with us, we are in big trouble.
Although the mystery between men and women is sure to continue, here are ten proven activities to make your wife happy.
If you love C.S. Lewis' Narnia or Perelandra series, maybe it's time you venture further into his library!
I know what it is to wait. However, I have learned that there are some things that can help us through our waiting times.
Summer's done, and so are the popcorn blockbusters, so Crosswalk's Shawn and Steve catch up with smaller, independent film Calvary. Brendan Gleeson stars as a faithful Irish priest in a town that is hostile to him, and where he has been told he'll be murdered in a week's time. Read Jeffrey Huston's full-text review for Crosswalk.com here.