Have you ever made a decision, big or small, that you were unsure about only to find later it was the wrong decision? Maybe it was the wrong choice for dinner, the wrong shirt to wear, the wrong meeting to miss, or maybe even the wrong turn to make on the way home. Maybe it was something bigger, something that you knew was wrong, but you did it anyway.
Why do people make bad decisions? We see it everywhere and we see it in ourselves. Whether the decision is big or small, we all make mistakes and we all, for some reason, KEEP making bad decisions. Continue reading “Why Do People Make Bad Decisions – Who is leading You?”
Most of us, at some point in our lives, have gone through hard times. You know, times when it seems as though everything and everyone is against you. You can’t seem to do anything right, you can’t get anything done, bad things and bad luck just haunt you, and frustration is a constant.
During these “ruts” in our lives, it seems we need one of those famous “Dummies” books titled, “How to Trust God in Difficult Times” for Dummies. Actually, it’s a lot easier than even that………… Continue reading “How to Trust in God in Difficult Times – Always look to Him”
At some point in all of our lives we find ourselves needing directions. Maybe it is simple directions to guide us to a geographical location we are trying to find, or maybe it is advice, guidance to get us through a tough situation in life.
Either way because we are all human, at some point we will find ourselves needing the guidance from someone or something we feel confident in their ability to actually help us through our predicament and get us from point A (our current situation) to point B (where we wish to be). The Bible is a guide for us all and will help us in, through, and out of ANY situation. Continue reading “The Bible is a Guide – It is THE Guide”
Quite often, life will throw us curve balls and sucker punches coming out of nowhere. There we are, right in the middle of a situation that is already not the best, and out of nowhere someone or something takes us ten steps backwards placing us in a worse situation than we were before.
Frustrated, in these situations, we ask ourselves why? Why me? What did I do to deserve THIS? For those of us who are already Christians, these are times that can try our faith. If you’re not already a Christian, you find yourself asking why trust in a God who doesn’t seem to be helping? Continue reading “God and Giving Up – Biblical Words of Encouragement”
Turn on the television or radio today and you’ll likely, very quickly, find a controversial topic being protested by either a group of “offended” people or some news reporter in the media. But is it really all that controversial?
Controversial biblical topics seem to be all over the news with people from all walks of life, races and churches giving “their opinion”. For Christians, this is our opportunity to shine and rightfully guide people to the direction ALREADY GIVEN by God himself.
For those seeking direction and not quite a believing Christian just yet, open your mind and heart and keep reading. Continue reading “Controversial Biblical Topics – But Why?”
A recurring theme or statement frequently heard in church and seen in Christian literature is “talk to God”, or “listen to God”. What does this mean? It’s not like we walk up on burning bushes every day and hear a voice coming from it telling us how to live our lives. If we did, would we even hang around to listen to a talking bush??? Probably not. Does God talk to people? God does in fact speak to us, very clearly in fact. You just have to listen.Continue reading “Does God Talk to People? Yes, YOU!”
One of the biggest deterrents I’ve heard from people on why they don’t attend church or why they aren’t believers is their belief that because of the magnitude of the “bad stuff” they’ve done throughout their lives, God will not forgive them anyway. They believe they’ve been such bad people they cannot be forgiven by God. Continue reading “Does God Forgive All Sins? YES! But first………”
Without a doubt, one of the most arguable topics today, especially in America, is how we should vote. With so many political views, different parties, different beliefs, a highly diverse culture, it is a wonder we can agree on anything at all.Continue reading “The Bible and Voting – You can’t “pick and choose””
No one ever said that following Jesus and being a Christian was easy. In fact, there is example after example throughout the bible where the cost of being a Christian can be VERY expensive. If we focus only on the here and now and the difficulties of being a Christian, the task ahead can be overwhelming.
Do not let the temporal things of everyday life take over and lead to discouragement. The rewards God has waiting for us are very much worth the wait. Continue reading “Cost of Being a Christian – Following Jesus”
The term “the grace of God” is one heard quite often in Christian circles, church and in reading regarding the Christian faith; but what is it? What is God’s grace about? Probably the first answer you will hear from a Christian point of view is that God’s grace is the best and most powerful gift God has provided us ALL with.
But do you know what that gift is? Have you accepted His gift of grace? Did you even know that you had to accept God’s gift of grace? Continue reading “What is God’s Grace About? The “Good News” Story”