MOTIVATE ME: Everything You Need to Know About the Daniel Fast

In the beginning of each year thousands of believers in God (Jesus) are going on a Daniel Fast. While some fully understand what it is and how to do it, others are new to the idea of fasting and need more help than others.  In the next few paragraphs I will talk about the What,…

POWER THOUGHTS: Turn Your Struggle into Strength

The Bible talks about a woman who was bent over and crippled for eighteen years. It doesn’t say a whole lot about her, but I can only imagine that she must have struggled a lot. I can imagine it was very difficult for her to do the things that most people take for granted every…

POWER THOUGHTS: A Bump in the Road

n First Chronicles 13, we read about the Ark of the Covenant. This was a large, ornate box where God’s presence was housed back in those days before His spirit came to dwell in believers. The Ark of the Covenant had been gone from Jerusalem for a long time, and King David had a desire…

FAMILY: Receiving and Giving Love

God is love and we are never more like Him than when we are loving others. How do we love others? Love is a choice and scripture tells us in first Corinthians 13 that when we choose to be patient, kind, humble, and forgiving, we are choosing love. It tells us that love is not…

FAMILY: Why Nagging Never Works

“A wise, mature person is known for his understanding. The more pleasant his words, the more persuasive he is.” (Proverbs 16:21 TEV) Have you noticed how many difficult people there are in the world? Do you feel like you have to deal with most of them some days? You know what rude acts bug me…

MOTIVATE ME: Where Do You Believe God Can Use You

So many times we think our trouble is coming from natural circumstances—the light bill, our spouse, a coworker. We think, “If that would change, things would get better.” But the Bible says that our struggles are not against flesh and blood. The real enemy isn’t what we can see. Our battle is in the heavenly…

FAMILY: Through Christ, you can conquer your habit

“Think carefully about…Jesus.” Heb 3:1 NLT Let’s say you’re trying to lose weight, but you love doughnuts. How can you overcome temptation? By repeating, “I must not eat doughnuts—I must not eat doughnuts—I must not eat doughnuts”? No, the more you think about doughnuts, the more you’re going to want them. Instead you must focus on…

MOTIVATE ME: The Yoke Destroyer is On the Way!

God never created you to be ordinary. He created you to leave your mark on this generation. He wants you to go further than anyone in your family. You have the seeds of greatness on the inside. I declare that yoke of average, that’s been around your neck is coming off. God is about to…

FAMILY: Be Quick to Listen

Every person, no matter what age, has a deep need to be valued and respected. One very important way to show respect in your relationships is to make the effort to listen attentively. When you’re talking with someone, don’t multitask; give them your undivided attention. Don’t focus on what you are going to say next,…

POWER THOUGHTS: Count it all JOY

POWER THOUGHTS Even though this is hard, even though I don’t understand it, even though it’s not fair, I’ll keep a good attitude and stay full of joy, knowing that this is not setting me back. It is setting me up for God to bring me through in an even better position. STUDY James 1:2…