MOTIVATE ME: Don’t Be Afraid!

“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me” (Psalm 23:4 NLT, second edition). What are the things you’re worried about? The Mayor’s election? Your health? Your bills? Your kids? Are you worried about the future?…

POWER THOUGHTS: How to Know with Certainty the Plans God Has for You

All around the prophet Jeremiah, the whole world seemed to be falling apart. His home, his nation, his people—everything continued to slip away. But right in the midst of this dark time, God gave a promise that still fills us with hope today: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD,…

MOTIVATE ME: You Don’t Have to Forget

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose”(Romans 8:28 NIV). You’ve heard this phrase over and over: “Forgive and forget.” There’s only one problem with it: You can’t do it. It’s impossible! You really can’t forget a hurt…

POWER THOUGHTS: What Forgiveness Really Is

“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34a NIV). Forgiveness may be the most misused, misapplied, and misunderstood quality in our culture. We think we know what forgiveness is all about, but we really don’t. Before reading further, take a minute to do this little quiz by deciding if…

POWER THOUGHTS:Trusting God Is Good for Your Health

“I said to myself, ‘Relax, because the Lord takes care of you’” (Psalm 116:7 NCV). God has given you the gift of your body, and it comes with an owner’s manual — the Bible. In it are all the instructions you need to take care of yourself and live a long life. You already know…

MOTIVATE ME: Take Off the Old, Put On the New

“Put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and … put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness”(Ephesians 4:22b-24 NIV). If you want to have lasting change in your life, you have to start with…

DAISY RECOMMENDS: WAR ROOM

I watched War Room few months ago and it was mind-blowing. Just pick it up and watch it and see how God is working and will work in your life. From the plot to cast, everything was perfect. A seemingly perfect family looks to fix their problems with the help of Miss Clara, an older,…