On a dark night, my husband and I found ourselves stranded in the middle of nowhere in Barbados. Two local men offered to lead us back to our place, giving us one piece of advice: follow their lights. Throughout history, God has encouraged us to do the same, to follow HIS light in this dark world. ...Keep Reading
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Although voices around us might say that marriage is about our own personal happiness, God's Word says it is about much more: it is a picture of Christ and the Church. With that in mind, how do we handle the conflicts, the highs and lows, the changing nature of a marriage?...
How often do we make choices that seem good and fulfilling on the outside, but actually leave us empty? By looking at the stories of Ruth and the Israelites in Malachi's time, we see how God provides for His people--and how He draws them back when poor choices are made....
The aroma of freshly-baked bread is one of the most irresistible smells in the world. But every baker knows the frustration of a ruined loaf! How do we find bread that truly satisfies in a world full of disappointment and discouragement?...Keep Reading
Most days you are ready to tackle whatever life throws at you, but some days are just too much. What do you do when you are overwhelmed, down, and even a little hopeless? Here are 8 tips for getting through tough days....Keep Reading
Have you ever experienced an intense low after a great high? We don't always know why this happens, but we do know God is with us through it all....Keep Reading
Obeying God in times of trial is hard. How do we respond when he doesn't deliver us from hard times?...Keep Reading
We are often told to follow our hearts, but is that really a good idea? What does the Bible tell us about following our hearts?...Keep Reading
Life can be full of twists and turns, and trusting God's plan can be a challenge. How do we follow Him when circumstances take us in a completely different direction than we ever expected?...Keep Reading
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 The symptoms of discontent, whether worldly or spiritual, manifest themselves in a wide variety of ways. As a sojourner in this world, we have an ever-present battle with discontent and its symptoms. To be able to stand firm as followers of Jesus we must recognize disco...Keep Reading
The person who wrote the nursery rhyme 'sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me' may have had good intentions, but as a life philosophy, I'm not sure it is helpful. After all, sticks can be sharp, and stones can be deadly. Ask Goliath. As Christians we are taught Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God,...Keep Reading
We often think our day-to-day struggles are simply earthly battles, but they are actually preparing us for spiritual warfare....Keep Reading