“Raise your hand if you currently suffer from depression.” This is the instruction that was given by the pastor, as he stood in front of the congregation. The sanctuary grew quiet. Hands began to gradually rise. People started looking around. … Continue reading Casting Out Darkness: Do Christians Get Depressed?
When I think about who I am, in comparison to who He is, it overwhelms me. I’m so undeserving of His love and His kindness, yet He pours them both into me freely. He will withhold no good thing from … Continue reading Random Thoughts of God
We don’t have time for anything, neither can we make time for something. And, we don’t have to find time for anything, because it’s not hidden. It’s right here. We’re in it. Sure these are just phrases that we use, … Continue reading There’s Time For Everything
Have you ever glanced at your phone or watch to check the time, and after you’ve done so, you check it again like fifteen seconds later? And after that, did you check it once, maybe even twice more, because although … Continue reading Meditate On The Word of God
Have you ever overheard someone saying mean things to someone else about you? Has word ever gotten back to you that someone was spreading a hurtful rumor with your name attached to it? Thinking of a time when someone … Continue reading If You Wouldn’t Want It Done to You, Don’t Do It.
“Excuse me, can I talk to you for a minute?” She asked me a question, but in the hastiness of her speech, and the way that she rapidly walked toward me, I knew that she was coming, whether I answered … Continue reading Why You Should Tell Someone That Jesus Loves Them
I used to think that I had to be in a certain place and have a certain posture, in order to pray. You know, the usual – in church with head bowed, eyes closed, or in my bedroom, hands clasped … Continue reading Pray In The Bathroom: Unlimit Your Prayer Life
We love food. Therefore, fasting can be difficult for us, especially if we’re not used to it. However, it can also be very rewarding. I wanted to share 5 tips for successful fasting, that I have found to be helpful … Continue reading 5 Tips For Successful Fasting
As I lay in my bed that Saturday night, somewhere in between sleep and awake, but right before drifting off to sleep, I murmured these words out loud: “I’m not much. All I have is a willing heart, but I … Continue reading What Good Is A Willing Heart?
In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prayed to God three times, requesting a release from the suffering which awaited Him. Still, these prayers all ended with an affirmation that He was ready and willing to do God’s will. (Matthew 26:39-44) … Continue reading How Bad Do You Want It?
Up north, we endure the harsh, brutal, winters, which often include freezing winds and temporary loss of feeling in our fingers and toes. However, when it’s all over, we get to enjoy the beautiful, warm and sunny spring weather. When … Continue reading The Seasons Must Change
A lot of times, when faced with a difficult situation, only after trying everything in our power to rectify it, we turn to God. Have there been times when you have said, or heard someone solemnly say, something like: “Well, … Continue reading God Can Be Trusted
Leaving God to go back to the pleasures of this world, would be the same as leaving a feast for a hot pocket. Doing so would leave me feeling unfulfilled, unsatisfied, and downright foolish. Although I regret living a life … Continue reading The Lure Of Sin
I recall a particular time, when I needed a little extra money for something, but didn’t know exactly where to get it. I looked at several options, and also considered shuffling some things around to meet the expense. I usually … Continue reading Discover the Wondrous Promises of God
You’re cleaning your room, and as you pick up the broom and begin to sweep, your eyes slowly turn, and look down at the floor. You pause and stop dead in your tracks. Your eyes widen. Sitting there in the … Continue reading Fearing the Unfamiliar
Has there ever been a time, when you were excited about something, such as trying a new restaurant, a new item, joining a club, or applying for a job or an apartment home? If so, how many times have you … Continue reading Believing A Bad Report
34 Songs for Encouragement with links Continue reading 34 Songs for Encouragement