BIBLE STUDY: Jesus Calling: God Invites You Into His Presence

  There are times when all of us fall victim to the activity trap. If we could just do more, then we will feel better, be more spiritual, be closer to God. Yet, Jesus points out that increased actions do not always lead to increased effectiveness. Sarah Young leads us through the story of Mary…

MOTIVATE ME: The More Grateful You Are, the Happier You Are

“Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God” (Philippians 1:3 NLT, second edition). Study after study has linked gratitude to happiness. Psychologists and sociologists have proven that the more grateful you are, the happier you are. If you want to have healthy relationships, then start with an attitude of gratitude. You…

POWER THOUGHTS: Who Are You Depending On?

If you want God’s blessing on your relationships, career, studies, finances, and health, you have to humbly depend on God instead of yourself. So how do you do that? And, how do you know if you’re really trusting God well in your life? Here are five ways to depend on God and a practical test…

POWER THOUGHTS: How to Refuel Your Love Tank!

“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance” (1 Corinthians 13:7 NLT, second edition). The kind of love that really makes a difference in this world requires a big effort on your part, but you’ll enjoy huge rewards. Sometimes you just don’t feel like you have any more…

BIBLE STUDY: 5 Ways to Invigorate Your Prayer Life

Here are 5 more ways that can help our prayer life: 1) Write out your prayers Often I will begin my prayer time by writing out things I’m thankful for. I write them to the Lord, almost like a letter, beginning with something like this: “Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit, Thank you for….” or “Lord…

FAMILY: Love Drives Out the Fear in Your Relationships

“Love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it … shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love” (1 John 4:18 NLT, second edition). “I hate you!” When people say that in relationships, it’s often a sign that somebody’s trying to control somebody else. What’s beneath that…

BIBLE STUDY: Don’t Not Be Afraid..

 I recently saw this note popping in my Facebook and I thought, wow, this is gonna be an amazing study. 365 verses of “DO NOT BE AFRAID” that our Lord has told us. One for each day. I have 145 verses so far……let’s keep digging! Please do share if you have verses that I missed…

POWER THOUGHTS: God’s Love Is Always with You

Surely your … unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life” (Psalm 23:6a NLT, second edition). Like goodness, God’s unfailing love follows us in life. King David says it pursues us! Picture a parent following a little kid around and picking up after the child. When we’re struggling with hurts, habits, and hang-ups,…