It's time now to really stretch the Bible's interpretations beyond narrow religiosity and literalism, and expand its interpretation into general physiology-relating areas.
Problems and heartaches in life are inevitable. Truth be told, happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them. When life seems hard to bear remember that everything in life is in a temporary state;
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse..... Romans 12:14. I was under extreme pressure in the flat that I lived in. I was not very well and my living conditions were so poor. We had rats, we had rubbish outside of our door, we had drugs and all night parties constantly.
How many times have you asked yourself, quietly or out loud What's wrong with me? Have other people ever said to you, What's wrong with you?, after you have failed to do something or live up to their expectations?
If we don’t dare to pray for the big things, then we’ve failed to see the size of the opportunity in front of us. Do we understand the power that we’re dealing with? Do we truly believe that God answers prayer?
Morning affirmations are positive statements you say each morning to fuel your energy while you are getting ready for your personal day.
One could achieve all the things that society says equates to success and end up being anything but happy and fulfilled.
Choose the type of life you want to live. Choose to love yourself first and others will see the love in you.
Society has a general tendency to consider different kinds of substance abuse as addiction, while ignoring certain behavior patterns that are equally addictive. Food, shopping, gambling, work, or sex can turn to behavior addictions and create problems that are just as destructive as substance abuse.
Faith is the currency of God’s kingdom. It brought the power of God to work our salvation at the new birth (Ephesians 2:8). Without our faith, God would not have saved us ...
Use discernment in how you handle criticism. Accept the challenge. Look for the reason why you are criticized. Is it destructive or constructive? Have a positive attitude to someone who offers constructive criticism He may help you overcome your faults.
Do have a project that you desperately want to get underway but you feel so overwhelmed that you don't know where to start?
Forgiveness is critical to the success of the Christian walk. Owning up to the true reasons why things are the way they are ranks high on that list.
You don't need to be a farmer or an experienced agriculturalist or horticulturist before you can plant or sow good seeds. Everything God has blessed us with is a seed in our hands. Our talents and gifts are seeds that when sown in faithfulness and diligence can create wonderful opportunities for us.
How do you accomplish God's purpose for your life? Do you ask God to reveal His purpose to you? Do you fast for 21 days before you get to know God's purpose for your life? How do you do it?
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they will follow Me. John 10:27
By Mike Ramsey During the few great years that I served as a Probation Officer with my county Juvenile Court in the early 2000’s, one of the issues that I ran into on a regular basis was teen suicide. P.O.s receive updated training in this area. Training was expanded to detention staff, social workers, and […]
Determine to change. Nobody will force you. You must be willing to change. Start with small steps. Depending on the habit, it may be necessary to wean yourself off gradually.
By Merryl Lentz You’ve gone out of your way for someone. Perhaps to lend a helping hand, perhaps to loan them money. But the helping hand is not shown appreciation, and the money is never repaid. They even get to the point where they expect you to pick up the tab, and conveniently forget their […]
A balanced life is imperative. Winning begins in the mind. The finest facilities and the best equipment cannot equal the decisive difference of a winners mind.
Pain and suffering become the raw materials necessary for growth and maturing as Christians. Learning to embrace all we experience includes those things that bring suffering.
Michael’s death has helped me learn countless things about myself, my family, and God. Instead of pushing God away when Michael died, my parents and other siblings clung to Him for support and trusted Him to provide for us.
There is always a cause for the conflict in our families and if we stop long enough to reflect on the choices we have made in the past, we will be able to recognise some of our words and actions that have contributed to those conflicts.
They only way to attract what you want is to change the way your thinking about yourself in certain situations. Get a different picture.
Loneliness is no respecter of persons. Young or old, literate or illiterate, rich or poor, anyone can be affected by loneliness. David Jeremiah called it the "Disease of the Decade." Many years ago Thoreau said, "A city is a place where hundreds of lonely people live together."
The way you look at a situation can change the situation all together. You can't let your circumstances determine your mood. You must keep a positive outlook on life and believe that trouble don't last always. I take the bad times and perceive them as lessons, forcing myself to see the good in a not so good situation.
No one in the world is perfect. We come with our own individual quirks and deficiencies. But there are limits beyond which relationships become unhealthy. The sooner we recognize this the easier it becomes to prevent, avoid or if possible repair dysfunctional relationships. Some traits stand out as destructive.
Discipline brings structure and stability into your life. When you’re not disciplined you pretty much do whatever you want, sounds fun, for someone who is an adolescent.
If you are like most of us, there are people and situations in your life that get under your skin. What do you do when others push your emotional buttons?Do you let your anger take over and lose control of your words and actions?Do you stuff your feelings by acting as if everything is okay, while quietly resenting the other person?
It is the lot of many and please don`t be too quick to consign yourself to the belief that you are 'a square peg in a round hole.'