5 reasons God works behind the scenes!

5 reasons God works behind the scenes!

“Jesus replied, ‘You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.’” John 13:7 (NLT) Where is God and what is He doing? I know that question. I’ve often asked Him in the More »

Let God revise Your life story!

Let God revise Your life story!

When God revises the script of life, Your past difficulties will become favors in disguise. Everyone has a story. For people who follow God, that story may parallel His treatment of the More »

5 Scriptures to cling to when you’re tired of struggles!

5 Scriptures to cling to when you’re tired of struggles!

I have known people that have killed themselves. Unfortunately, most people have known someone that has done that. It’s a horrible epidemic that is bordering on a pandemic. Maybe it’s not that More »

Everything is a gift, even problems!

Everything is a gift, even problems!

I watched a film recently that began with the quote: “Everything is a gift from the universe.” Non-believers can grasp at straws when it comes to acknowledging higher powers, but as Christians, More »

Your Prayers May Change Things, 10 Ways it did in the Bible!

Your Prayers May Change Things, 10 Ways it did in the Bible!

If you’re going to say a prayer, it’s probably because you want something to change. When you pray for a blessing, you want to feel blessed afterward. When you pray for protection, More »

 

Desert of Trial

Because he knew the true and living God, the heart behind the Scriptures, he could recognize the forger, the fraud — Satan — who tried to distort and misuse truth and Scripture. Most likely, you have been there. You find

In the Morning…

Since we’ve been talking about joy over the last few weeks I wanted to share with you one of the ways that I have learned to maintain the Joy of the Lord in my life. For several years now I

Discouraged?Invite God to help!

If you ever feel discouraged (and who hasn’t at some time or another?) there are plenty of ways to move beyond it. You can make it a temporary “blip” in time rather than a downward pull of emotional quicksand. Here

Still Trying To Figure Out What God is Doing?

There was a time early in my ministry when I really struggled with God’s will for my life. I was interning at a small church in Illinois, and I was in the middle of a tenuous job search where nothing

God can help you deal with fear!

Typically when people are afraid of something, it breeds inactivity. Not certain what to do, they end up doing nothing at all. The Bible speaks quite a bit about fear – more than 700 times to be exact. 2 Timothy

Tired or Empty? Let God Fill You!

I’m with a group of people praying and worshiping. It’s a peaceful, yet urgent time of getting in tune with God. If you remember the old transistor radios, it’s like dialing the knob to just the right frequency. When the

Have you been Disoriented to Be Recalibrated?

His hands were fiddling with his watch the whole time. He had taken it off and seemed to be trying to get it to wake up, to get it unstuck. The Mobile Office is at Black Rifle Coffee, Beyond Black

Be bold! Be confident! Have faith in God!

Be Bold. The words looped in my brain throughout the early morning. Driving to work, I sang them over and over. Be Bold. In our world today, fear is rampant. And sometimes with good reason. Check out any number of

Go ahead, Take that Next step, God will help you!

These are the words I said to myself this morning … “I’m done … I’m done believing the lies … I’m done holding back … I’m done bowing down to fear.” Have you ever sensed God calling you to some

Don’t worry, God hears you!

In my distress I called to the Lord; I called out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came to his ears. (2 Samuel 22:7 NIV) The cries that awaken a mother in the middle of

God Has Solutions For Your Problems!

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”-  Jeremiah 29:11 I had a rough time after graduating college. The

Stressed? 6 Bible Verses That may Help!

Last night, I made my oh-so-long to-do list including numerous chapters to write for a tight book deadline, travel arrangements to make, conference calls, notes for classes, mountains of laundry—let’s just say that I thought about not getting up today.

Have You Ever Asked God When?

Can any good thing come from having to wait? “Are we there yet?” You know the drill if you are a parent. When our kids were little, one set of grandparents lived 1200 miles away. Argh. What a trip with

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