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.
By William A. Edwards News broadcasts are overflowing with stories of missing kids, murders and violence against individuals and families. Despite spending billions on more police, jails and attempting to place repeat offenders behind bars for good, no one seems to be safe. Why? Because the many of perpetrators of these crimes are either driven […]
For many of us, our husband has been in our lives for many years. We usually share a home, children, and an extended family. Perhaps it is unrealistic to just think that we can cut him out of our lives without a backward glance.
God is just a prayer away and He is willing, ready and available to listen to us and answer us when we pray.
By Rochelle Arnold Over and over again you will find in the Bible that God communicated to people through dreams and visions. Daniel was a prophet who was able to interpret dreams and understand all kinds of literature and learning. (Daniel 1:17) Joseph had an angel appear in his dream warning him to take the baby […]
Is your life working for you? Do you need a fresh start in life, but you don’t know how to get that? Are you frustrated because you have tried to “hit the resend button” and instead of moving forward you go backwards?
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.
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.'
Spiritual maturity does not come cheap; it comes with [steep] costs. Separating from the familiar and stepping out of our comfort boat are not in the last of the list. These require not only faith, but action.
Defining family legacy is part of our defined purpose. The seeds planted today within the family orchard will produce the fruit gathered by future generations.
There is always a test before a testimony and a fight before any victory. Victory is sure for every Christian believer who will have faith in God. So, the issue is how to maintain your faith till you have your testimony. Many people have given up at the verge of their turnaround. But you can stand strong till you get your answered prayer.
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.
The first Thanksgiving celebration is believed to have taken place in 1621, when Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians got together and celebrated the autumn harvest.
Oh yeah, here they come again, the holidays! It's funny because it is a time we all look forward to and yet there is still this dread... the dread of weeks of overeating and the unavoidable weight gain.
If God said He has given you rest, which He has, then you need to get that truth down into your heart by meditating on it. When I say heart, I don't mean the muscle in your chest that pumps blood.
By Katie Lersch Many wives who are dealing with infidelity understandably want the complete truth about every single, tiny detail of their husband’s life and thoughts. It might seem like overkill to some, but when you’ve been betrayed and fooled by a spider web of lies, then it can get to a point where you’ll only […]
While communication has drastically "increased" due to the rise of social media, the overall idea of communicating has morphed into one-sided conversations due to our inability to focus our attention on others.
We say 'thanks' for the most treasured gifts in our lives--our family, friends and loved one. So this Thanksgiving Day, you can express your appreciation for these wonderful people with some Thanksgiving gift ideas.
When you have a child who just can't seem to get along with a new stepparent, the first thing you should do is to take a step back and look objectively at the entire situation.
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
A decision is a deliberate choice and for us, marriage was a serious lifelong commitment that wasn't to be taken lightly. Sure, we were best friends, we were compatible and we were in love
A California police officer who responded to an emergency call of a homeless pregnant woman has adopted her newborn daughter. It is not everyday you see an officer opening up his heart and hope to someone on the street.
I was born to young and violent parents, both with drug and alcohol addictions. I remember thinking my mother must have loved drugs more than me. My mother was sent to prison when I was four.
Selling the Christian faith has come to be one of the core competencies of evangelicals. This has its roots in extending Jesus' Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) within the circles of our influence. But, there are parts of the faith-life that don't always sit well. These are some of the realities that Christians can struggle with
I am the surviving father of a son who committed suicide ten years ago today. Still so shocked I had no idea he was thinking of suicide. I remember April 19th, 2006, as if it were yesterday. The sun was shining, the birds were out. We had made it through winter and spring was here.
Repentance begins by carrying the cross, but not many will realize this. We cannot repent if we had no contrition nor remorse, for our misdeeds and offences. Contrition is not mere words of saying "I am sorry."