POWER THOUGHTS: The Key to a Balanced Life: Jesus

“Seek first God’s kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other needs will be met as well.” (Matthew 6:33 NCV) If you want to live a truly balanced life, you can only look at one person in all of history as a model: Jesus. If you put him at the center of your life,…

BLOGGING THRU THE BIBLE: Advent Study {Resources Week 1 – Hope}

As we prepare for Christmas and the wonderful season as it is because of our Saviour, let’s start this blessed Advent study today “Keeping Our Hearts Focused on Jesus”. ´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ EVERYDAY¤★•**•. ★ Read the daily morning passage listed on each page. You can do this alone or with your children….

FAMILY: What Comes After Thanksgiving?

Thursday brings another Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving begins the end of another year. The United States will collectively pause over turkey and stuffing to ponder the good things in life, and many of us will give thanks to God. And it is always good to give thanks to God (1 Thessalonians 5:18). After all, he “gives…

POWER THOUGHTS: The Cost of Misplaced Anger

“A hot-tempered man … gets into all kinds of trouble.” (Proverbs 29:22 TLB) Anger has a price tag. When you realize that truth, you’re more likely to control the anger in your life. The Bible tells us, “A hot-tempered man … gets into all kinds of trouble” (Proverbs 29:22 TLB). Most of us have seen…

MOTIVATE ME: Five Truths About Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is more than a day off. It is more than eating mashed potatoes and gravy, watching football, and taking a wonderful turkey-induced nap. Thanksgiving is a pervasive and essential concept in Scripture. And although it is good to set aside a Thursday each November to cultivate a heart of thanksgiving, the Scriptures have more…

FAMILY: Thanksgiving, Thanksfeeling, and the Glory of God

Now and then, it needs to be said that not all thanksgiving is thanksfeeling. We can make ourselves (or our children) say, “Thank you,” whether we feel it or not. But it’s not a good habit, especially in relation to God. Jesus warns against “vain” worship. “This people honors me with their lips, but their…

HOW TO: 8 Tips to Get More out of Your Bible

  Are you discouraged with your Bible reading? Find it hard to be consistent? Want to get more out of the Word? Here are a few tips that have helped me to be more consistent and enjoy my devotions more over the years. 1. Prepare the night before Every night before going to bed, I…

POWER THOUGHTS:THINK Before You Speak in Anger

“Stupid people express their anger openly, but sensible people are patient and hold it back.” (Proverbs 29:11 GNT) Anger confounds many people in our world today. We simply don’t know how to handle our anger like we have in the past. One of the Bible’s simplest yet most profound answers for our anger comes in…