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6 Ways To Allow God To Heal Your Marriage

6 Ways To Allow God To Heal Your Marriage

Misunderstanding and poor communication in a marriage can create rifts in a couple’s stability and faith in one another. Although each couple will inevitably face trying times, there are simple things they can do everyday that will allow God to step in and heal the wounds in their marriage. The following six actions can make […]

When Someone You Love Won’t Change, Remember These 4 Things

When Someone You Love Won’t Change, Remember These 4 Things

One of the hardest things to watch is when someone you love makes a mistake. I am not talking about one small mistake, but enough to change who they are. You want desperately to fix the mistakes for them, but know they need to conquer it for themselves in order to learn and grow. What […]

Pope Francis Says It Is ‘Not Right’ To Identify Islam With Violence

Pope Francis Says It Is ‘Not Right’ To Identify Islam With Violence

Pope Francis has said it was wrong to identify Islam with violence and that social injustice and idolatry of money were among the prime causes of terrorism. “I think it is not right to identity Islam with violence,” he told reporters aboard the plane taking him back to Rome after a five-day trip to Poland. […]

Courtney B. Vance Relies On Faith, Family In Caring For Mother

Courtney B. Vance Relies On Faith, Family In Caring For Mother

“Do you need anything, Mom?” I asked. My mother lay in the hospital bed we’d set up when she moved into our guest house in Los Angeles three years before. She was motionless except for her eyes. She blinked to tell me no. Blinking her eyes and wiggling her foot to hit a bell have […]

How The Habit Of Prayer Becomes A Blessing

How The Habit Of Prayer Becomes A Blessing

        The great Christian author and apologist C. S. Lewis famously said, “I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God. It changes me.” I can say “Amen!” to that. […]

5 Reasons God Reminds Us Not to Fear

5 Reasons God Reminds Us Not to Fear

Fear. One the enemy’s most popular weapons used against us. So much crazy going on in the world today. Conflicts, persecution, violence, crime, illness, terrorism, disasters, loss, uncertainty over the future. The list goes on…long. Leaves us feeling anxious, overwhelmed, tense, with thoughts spinning out of control, all different directions. Probably a great reason why Satan chooses this […]

5 Ways to Pray When You’re Too Stressed to Know How

5 Ways to Pray When You’re Too Stressed to Know How

I didn’t know that I was hiding. I’ve always been good at praying. Or so I thought. My daddy left when I was seven. I’ve always looked to God as my Father, my provider. I didn’t realize that God wanted to be more than just my provider. God longed to be my soul’s confidante — deep where I feel […]

Lay Aside The Weight Of Self-Pity

Lay Aside The Weight Of Self-Pity

I love Jonah not just because of the whole fish episode, but because Jonah is a self-pitying sulker. I don’t endorse his self-pity, but I do identify with it since I’m given to similar kinds of sulking. And I’m thankful that in the Bible God shows the warts of his servants, because I have many […]

Three Questions for Bible Journaling

Three Questions for Bible Journaling

I gave the eulogy of a 95-year-old woman in our congregation. Moments before I spoke, the funeral director said of her, “Her Bible was well thumbed-through.” She was known as someone who loved to serve with her hands by providing meals for the sick and needy, but even more so as a woman who loved […]

The Boy Who Used To Delay His Prayers

The Boy Who Used To Delay His Prayers

He remembered his grandmother’s warning about praying on time: “My son, you shouldn’t leave prayer to this late time.” His grandmother’s age was 70 but whenever she heard the Adhan, she got up like an arrow and performed Salah/Namaz/prayer. He, however could never win over his ego to get up and pray. Whatever he did, […]