Category Archives: Christian encouragement

Are you experiencing unanswered Prayers?

Sometimes we pray for a certain thing, believing it will truly be good for us, only to realize that God’s unanswered prayer was actually a blessing in disguise. I can relate to Garth Brooks’ famous song “Unanswered Prayers”: Sometimes I

1 New Years Resolution that will improve your year!

In December, nearly half of Americans make at least one resolution for the upcoming new year. A survey conducted by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion revealed the top 21 resolutions that Americans made for 2018. Those 21 resolutions

Are You Unhappy this Christmas?

The Christmas season is supposed to be the happiest time of year – at least according to popular culture. Carols like “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year” proclaim Christmas cheer, while advertisements show happy people enjoying seemingly perfect holidays.

The barren Christmas tree!

We would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, and an even happier New Year. The day that we have all been waiting for is here, Christmas, the celebration of God’s one and only son Jesus Christ’s

Ever wonder why Christmas is important?

Christians celebrate Christmas, the day Christ was born on earth to Mary, the virgin mother. God doesn’t have to go to great lengths to show His vibrant brush strokes in the world and on our lives, yet He often does.

4 Things the Old Testament Teaches about Suffering

Many people struggle and even suffer during the Christmas season. Physical maladies can be exacerbated by bad weather and the stresses of increased workload, heightened expectations, and disrupted schedules during the season. Relational issues with family members and friends can

The Supreme Court Must Choose!

The Supreme Court has positioned itself as the protector of the Constitution since the days of John Marshall. In the seminal 1803 case of Marbury v. Madison, Marshall wrote: “It is emphatically the province and duty of the Judicial Department to say what the

God wants to invite you to work with Him to get to your promised land!

You may have already discovered that one of the paradoxes of your walk with God’s gifts is that often they require huge amounts of work on your part. After God delivered the Israelites from the Egyptians, the Lord led them

Anxious? There’s An Antidote!

Are you carrying cares that weigh you down? Did you know it is possible to delegate those cares to Someone else, Someone who can actually take action that will bring about change? Delegating those cares is not easy, though. Not

God is still at work during COVID-19!

It’s still so hard for me to wrap my mind around the reality that COVID-19 has flipped our world upside down. Living in California, we are watching the restrictions on daily life grow tighter and tighter. It seems unreal, like

Experience Freshness in YOUR Prayer Life with God – Pray The Psalms!

Making the Psalms a consistent part of our time studying the Bible is enriching and important. The Psalms are meant to be sung and prayed, but so often we just read through them on our own for words of encouragement.

You’ve given Your burdens to God, Now what?

Have you ever found yourself praying to the lord about a situation and get no response? A period of silence so long you either forgot the request altogether or began to question if it had been placed on an extended

Problems? Have Faith In God’s Ability!

Billy Graham wisely said," As we wait on God, He helps us use the winds of adversity to soar above our problems. As the Bible Says, "Those who wait on the LORD...shall mount up with wings like eagles." As Christians

If You’re Asking God For Anything, Are You Using What He Gave You?

I was walking on the gravel road near our home this morning with our dog, Rhema, and I was praying Ephesians 1 and 3 as I do daily. First I pray it over myself; like an oxygen mask, I put

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