Although I respect other people's opinion about me, I don't give their thoughts the permission to determine what I do with my life.
Remember Nehemiah? When he first heard about the condition of Jerusalem, with its walls broken down and gates burned, he prayed. This was not just a casual prayer. Instead, it gives us a pattern for successful praying. You almost have to be a special type of person to pray like this.
If you need to know how to pray better, and with a deeper reality, study the book of Nehemiah. Pay particular attention to this prayer.
We may not be kings, but our witness falls into a similar role as Manasseh. There are lots of ways we can do much damage by our mistakes, and many times the damage done is not fixable.
Are we guilty of involving other people in our plot to cover up our flawed decisions? Do we know the word of God well enough to make the right decisions?
By Curt Klingerman Without gratitude, there’s no moving forward in life. Being thankful is paramount for growth and prosperity. True prosperity requires a prosperous soul. 3 John 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. Too many get that backwards. There’s plenty of evidence, […]
Two days before my Dad’s arrival my sister and I were chatting and trying to decide on some fun activities to do with him to create some good memories.
The mirror in my bathroom always reflects the real me. Which, as I thought about it, it rather disturbed me. Am I really what I look like in the mirror?
The prophetic ministry has received much publicity; persons who claim to be prophets or oracles of God are heard on the airwaves daily. Here is a growing trend: Some of the comments, claims and antics of some self - styled prophets have over time given some cause for serious concern.
What is an apostle and the apostolic? What are the differences between an apostle and a prophet? Is an apostle higher than a prophet? Who are apostles and prophets subject to?
Jacob’s expectation was that Laban’s house would be a haven of peace for him, but in the contrary, the place turned out to be house of bondage and servitude of sort.
I passed this church, and the sign read, "If the grass looks greener on the other side, fertilize yours." As I read that sign, it was as if God gave me an answer to a question.
In the West, there has never been a better time than right now to have your Christian articles and poem on line as more and more people are turning away from church and going to internet churches more than ever before.
11-25 years of age I was still in the jar and very determined to find a way out. 26-40 years of age I was in a cocoon. 41 - 45 I started gnawing my way out. The warrior was set free.
Though I believe we shouldn't give up on a church too fast, there are some warning signs that should cause you to stop and ask if you'd be better off finding better pasture.
By Chad Burns When I was in grad school, the Lord brought an opportunity to direct a feature film called “Pendragon,” so I quit grad school to do that. We prayed and sought the Lord’s blessing and His leading and we were so hoping our first movie was going to be a big success.It wasn’t. […]
There is a high calling that God has made to all believers. This high calling is different from the call to salvation which is made to all human beings.
If your starting point is God Himself, who made us in His eternal image to live forever, then ending one’s earthly life is the doorway to the next life.
Sometimes they take the form of answered prayers or are interpreted as the actions of guardian angels. These remarkable events and encounters lend comfort, strengthen faith, and even save lives.
Our natural tendency is to try to resolve the problem of good and evil by keeping the good and the bad separated.
Wishing all our readers a very Happy 4th of July!
I decided to surprise her by cooking supper for her. She spent the afternoon shopping with some friends and so I thought it was the proper time for me to do this.
What does "your daughters will prophesy" mean if it doesn't mean they will preach? Does it mean they can preach only outside the church? Does it mean they are only sanctioned to conduct Bible studies for women? Does it mean they can preach as long as they don't stand behind a Plexiglas pulpit?
One of the first reasons that so many young women and men share their selfies on social media is, of course, the likes. The likes feed our ego and our brain just the way ice-cream would feed our belly ...
There are many wide open gates to the New Year, these include: the ungrateful gate, the murmuring and complaining gate, the offence gate ...
Having an STD can be scary. Do you know what is even scarier? The stigma that comes along with it.
During a recent trip to El Salvador, a pastor and I were talking about how much we both love Christmas music. We shared some of the songs on our personal playlists, and then he told me that his wife is especially fond of songs like “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and “Let […]
God will make a way for you where there seems to be no way. He works in ways we cannot see. He will make a way for you. There is beauty and perfection in God. He desires to make a masterpiece out of your life.
I go through each day heavy-hearted over the current state of our churches in America, especially right here in my own community.
All of us need to get away for a vacation from time to time. Some people really have a hard time doing that. They think that when they go on vacation they have to take their cell phones and laptop computers so that they can check their voice mail and email