Following Jesus on the path towards spiritual health sometimes leads us up mountaintops. Here, God’s presence is a tangible experience and activity like prayer, scripture reading, and worship are fulfilling.
A conversation about grace with Joe Duke.
God is gracious and that is a very good thing, and, normally, we consider it a good thing. But what happens when God shows His grace to those who have hurt us or others?
We tend to get frustrated when things don’t go our way. And if we’re honest, sometimes our frustration is tied to our stubbornness. But what if God uses tough circumstances to get our attention for a reason?
Jonah is in an unbelievable situation, living three days and three nights in the belly of a giant fish. After Jonah disobeyed and ran away from God, it’s almost equally unbelievable that God would still pursue, rescue, and protect Jonah.
The global popularity of spring cleaning, as well as the tradition’s longevity, should be enough to tell you it’s worth partaking in. 1 Corinthians 14:33 tells us that our God is a god of peace and not disorder. Being organized can bring calmness and peace into our homes and lives.
But being organized can be easier said than done. Many of us are guilty of walking past a household drawer, closet, or room, purposefully ignoring that fact that it is overdue for a good weeding. We hope that these suggestions encourage you to get your home “swept clean and put in order” (Luke 11:25).
Each day, we can LIVE out what we believe...This month we will be talking about Running a Race - We have a lot to learn about how to run a good race, and how to follow Jesus! Paul said, ‘We do it to get a crown that will last forever.’ (1 Corinthians 9:25, NIrV) We...
When my closest friend’s father passed away from COVID earlier this month, I was ready to do whatever I could to help her through it. The problem was that she lives in New Zealand. Due to travel restrictions, she wasn’t able to return to the States for his passing, nor was anyone able to travel there to offer comfort. I emailed her regularly to check in, I prayed for her… and it still didn’t feel like enough.
It is no secret to any of us that exercise has countless benefits. Exercise can reduce stress and anxiety, help with depression, create better sleep, improve our cardiovascular health, clear our minds, release feel-good endorphins, sharpen our minds, and give us more energy. So why is it still so hard for many of us to get into the habit of getting our bodies moving? It’s possible that we’ve gotten too comfortable with excuses as to why we can’t do something – and so we lose sight of what we could be gaining if we did.
What are some things we can stop making excuses not to do?
Here are some easy suggestions that will not only help our bodies, but also our minds and relationships.
You can show you care about others by being part of the solution.Today we will hear a story about a girl named Abigail who took the blame for someone else to help keep the peace. She knew that it was important for her to apologize so that David wouldn’t be mad...
Olfactory fatigue, more commonly known as nose blindness, occurs when we encounter a scent over and over again. Apparently, over time, the nerve that detects the scent stops sending electrical signals to our brains. After prolonged exposure to a particular aroma, we temporarily lose the ability to perceive the scent.
As a follower of Jesus, I encounter a similar spiritual blindness.
In March of this year, Kristen had had enough of being isolated. As the weather got warmer, she decided to go out on a limb (and way out of her comfort zone) to post on her neighborhood’s social media page asking if anyone would be interested in doing a Bible study. To her amazement…