When you’re a Christian and struggle with doubt, you may wonder what’s wrong with you. You may even think your doubts prove you were never a Christian in the first place or, at best, a horrible hypocrite. You might be tempted to give up, right? The truth is, struggling with doubt is lonely and overwhelming and discouraging. But your struggling can also bring you closer … Read More
When Thanksgiving Lacks Contentment
Contentment on Thanksgiving? Sometimes it abounds, sometimes it’s elusive. Today’s encouragement comes from guest writer Lynn Mosher, who uplifts the soul at her website. As I listened to a preacher on television one Sunday morning, he shared something that impressed me. So I knew I had to share with you. A Letter to Dear Abby Years ago, Jason Lehman’s grandmother … Read More
Pursuing Wisdom in an Age of Foolishness
Pursuing wisdom in an age of foolishness! It feels like we are living in crazy times and we don’t know what to do about it. However, fallen creation has always lived in crazy times; it is the human condition. Without wisdom, we have always floundered as humans. Always, without exception! Since creation, wisdom continues to call out to us and we have … Read More
Contentment: A Book Review
Contentment: Even for Christians, contentment may seem an impossible day-by-day reality. It’s so easy to slip into discontent, right? My own quest for contentment prompted my purchase of Megan Hill’s Contentment: Seeing God’s Goodness right when P&R released it. Her 31 days of devotional readings and life application has helped me keep my focus on Jesus as our ultimate hope. Get a … Read More
How Can You Experience Lasting Change?
Can you experience lasting change … at last? Maybe the change that comes to mind is your own, or maybe you are wondering about someone you care deeply about. For lasting change to happen, Jesus consistently reminded us that our hearts need to change first. Solomon stated this principle powerfully in Proverbs 4:23 stating, “Above all else, guard your heart … Read More
Your Talk Reveals Your Heart
What you say not only reveals your heart, it also exposes what you think about God! This article by Lucy Ann Moll, D.Min. candidate appeared first here and is used with permission. Did you know what you say and how you say it reveal a lot about you? And your talk also reveals what you think of God? Your communication exposes … Read More
Are You Telling Yourself the Truth?
Are you telling the truth? This question invites us to consider the validity of our thoughts and to replace the lies we silently tell ourselves with life-giving truth. This article by Lucy Ann Moll, DMin candidate appeared first here and is used with permission. Truth or Lie: Have you noticed that you silently say untrue things to yourself countless times a … Read More
Broken Is Better — Here’s Why
Broken is better. Guest blogger Suzanne Holland brings home the truth that your reponse to life’s problems is what matters. And a biblically healthy response is what ultimately brings glory to God. Her article appeared first here and is used with permission. –LAM In This Life, You Will Have Trouble Life is full of pain and suffering. In a world … Read More
Uprooted? God Roots You in Christ!
Ever feel uprooted? When we step out of relationship with God, we experience uprooted disruption in our inner being. Dr. Donna Hart, PhD, shares thoughts on uprooting. Her article appeared first here. It is used by permission. Thunderstorms and fierce windstorms can cause tremendous damage to trees and property. A recent storm in our area snapped the tops off some … Read More