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Worries and Prayers: When Life Gets Hard

Worries and Prayers: When Life Gets Hard

Let’s be real. Watching your kids navigate their way through life can be incredibly painful. Sometimes our kids face things that are even out of their control. As moms we want to shield them and manipulate the circumstances and somehow make their road easier. There have been moments when I wanted to shrink my kids back to diapers and Sesame Street

beautiful things happen when a woman trusts god

Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God

July 7, 1966, The Swing. When I was a child, my mom would take my sister Frances and me to the swings in the park. I loved being pushed on the swing by someone I trusted. I felt as if I were flying, airborne, without a care in the world. I would cry out, “Higher, Mommy, higher!” I remember

Handling Our Worries and Tensions as We Face the New Year

Editors Note: This is an excerpt from  The Zondervan 2015 Pastor’s Annual, an annual bestselling resource for preachers by T. T. Crabtree. The Annual provides a planned preaching program for an entire year, including Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and midweek sermons, as well as helps for special occasions such as weddings, funerals, and youth meetings. Therefore

Fear Should Never Motivate

Only God Will Always Be With Me

Amanda Hope Haley’s new book, Barren Among the Fruitful: Navigating Infertility with Hope, Wisdom, and Patience, is an entertaining, insightful, and well-researched survey of the infertility challenges a growing number of women are facing in America and other developed nations, with a fresh perspective on the plans God has for women–both barren and fruitful. Whether you

Are You Worried About a Crisis?

A man’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way? – Proverbs 20:24 Pebble beaches are a bit of an enigma. Instead of soft sand, these beaches are primarily made up of little stones and other types of coarse material. On a first visit, the term pebble beach can be misleading;

1 Peter 5:7

Cast Your Anxiety on Him

Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:7 Sunday nights in our house have a predictable pattern. Right around bedtime, we’ll have at least one meltdown. Usually it’s our oldest daughter. She worries about school, which is strange because she’s really smart. The problem is that she doesn’t feel that way. Every

Overcoming Worry: God Is In Control

When legitimate concern morphs into toxic panic, we cross a boundary line into the state of fret. No longer anticipating or preparing, we take up membership in the fraternity of Woe-Be-Me. Christ cautions against this. — Max Lucado, pastor A few years ago, The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook became a best seller and spun off an entire series of

Do You Really Trust God?

Matthew 6:16–7:6 Fasting to Be Seen Only By God “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that

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Exchange It For God’s Peace

The Truth according to God’s Word Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. — Philippians 4:6 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. — Psalm 139:23 The Truth Anxiety is fear of the unknown. A major source

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