Let God Set You Free From Overwork

Do you ever worry that you’re not getting enough done? “Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.  It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious […]

When Does Marriage Really End?

QUESTION: “When does marriage end? Does it end at the “legal” end when a divorce becomes final? Or, does it end in biblical terms at the moment when a spouse commits adultery? “
The Bible speaks of marriage not as a contract, but as a covenant. There are several differences between the two, but the one that applies most in this case to this question is simply this…

Self-control sets you free

SELF-CONTROL SETS YOU FREE Do you struggle with self-control sometimes? “Older men are to be…self-controlled.  Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior…and so train the young women…to be self-controlled.  Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled…For the grace of God has appeared, training us to live self-controlled…lives.” -Titus 2:2-6, 11-12 (selections) I […]

Self-Control Sets You Free

 Do you struggle with self-control sometimes? “Older men are to be…self-controlled.  Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior…and so train the young women…to be self-controlled.  Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled…For the grace of God has appeared, training us to live self-controlled…lives.” -Titus 2:2-6, 11-12 (selections) I find it interesting that […]

You Can Have Peace Even When You Disagree

Do you ever get frustrated when people disagree with you? “Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels.” -2 Timothy 2:23 Whether football teams or fall elections, Bible translations or Macs vs. PCs, there is no shortage of things that people can get fired up and passionate about. Yet, […]

You Will Never Be Forsaken

Do you ever fear God might abandon you? “I will keep Your statutes; do not utterly forsake me!” -Psalm 119:8 I used to worry that God might leave me if I didn’t do what I was supposed to, but today there’s not a place in my heart that is afraid of that at all.  I […]

Things For Which I Am Thankful

When was the last time you made a list of all the things you’re thankful for? “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”  -1 Thessalonians 5:18 I am thankful for a mother who taught me proper grammar…and lovingly insisted on it. I am thankful for […]

God Wants to Build You Up, Not Beat You Down

Have you ever felt “beaten down” by the Bible? “With my lips I declare all the rules of your mouth.  In the way of Your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.”  -Psalm 119:13-14 I once heard that in Australia (and a few other places) they have a concept called “Tall Poppy Syndrome.” […]

How To Move Forward With Confidence

Do you ever wish you had more confidence to do what God’s called you to do? “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love […]

You Have the Power to Persevere

Do you ever feel like just giving up? “But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict.” -1 Thessalonians 2:2 It’s easy to give up in the face of […]