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The Storms: 3 Anchors in a Crisis

The Storms: 3 Anchors in a Crisis

What Not to Do in a Crisis Don’t Drift When we are caught in a crisis, we typically react in three ways. Because the sailors couldn’t head into the wind, “we gave way to it and were driven along” (Acts 27:15). The first thing that storms tend to do is to cause us to drift.

The Storms: 3 Reasons Why People Get Themselves in a Mess

The Bible teaches us that there are three kinds of storms in life: storms that we bring on ourselves (like Samson), storms that God causes (like Lake Galilee), and storms that other people cause (as when Paul and Silas were thrown into prison). When you are the innocent party in a crisis, that last kind of storm is especially

Try a Little Kindness

Colossians 3:12 says, Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Notice the word clothe. The Greek word literally means “put on.” What Paul is saying here is that when we wake up in the morning, we ought to get dressed spiritually and emotionally as

We Can Have Resurrection Power

The word power occurs fifty-seven times in the New Testament. It is used to describe the most powerful event that ever happened, an event that separated AD from BC — the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. And that resurrection power is available to change your life! The most important thing in life is

Decide to Be a Disciple of Jesus

Your heavenly Father’s goal is for you to mature and develop the characteristics of Jesus Christ. Sadly, millions of Christians grow older but never grow up. They are stuck in perpetual spiritual infancy, remaining in diapers and booties. The reason is that they never intended to grow. Spiritual growth is not automatic. It takes an intentional commitment. You

How Can I Ever Change?

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Most of us are interested in change. Moreover, God wants us to change. A life that is never willing to change is a great tragedy — a wasted life. Change is a necessary part of a growing life, and we need change in order to remain fresh and to keep

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The Daniel Plan – Faith & Nurturing Your Soul

Many of us are disciplined when it comes to spiritual practices like reading our Bible or going to church, but we may not have that same discipline when it comes to caring for our physical health. Others are careful about eating habits, but ignore caring for the soul. But our spiritual health and physical well-being

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We’re Created to Celebrate Together

When you meet together, sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, as you praise the Lord with all your heart. — Ephesians 5:19 Worship is a festival, not a funeral! If anybody on earth has the right to celebrate, it is those of us who have committed our lives to Christ and been accepted into God’s family! Just

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Mission: One More For Jesus

Today’s Bible Reading – Matthew 28:16-20 Recommended Reading – Psalm 86, Proverbs 15:14, Mark 16 My father was a minister for over fifty years, serving mostly in small, rural churches. He was a simple preacher, but he was a man with a mission. His favorite activity was taking teams of volunteers overseas to build church buildings for

Praying with Your Kids

Some days are just survival.  Plain and simple. Like yesterday. By noon I was begging God to magically settle the kids down so I could guiltlessly hide in my closet with a good book and a bag of chocolate. During my desperate prayer He reminded me that I can ask Him anything, but He might

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