For many, it is the most ‘sentimental’ day of the year. It can be a day of joy or a day of despair or even resentment. Not all feel blessed by their birth families—not all are blessed. Many have lost their parents and grieve what was and what might have been. We live in a … More When Honoring is Hard
When God delivered His kids from captivity, He said residency in the Promised Land was conditional. That’s a timeless truth. The promised land is nothing like the world, and dwelling in it requires a total change. In the Promised Land, God is the caretaker and our trust must be totally in Him. Look at how … More Does the Promised Land have droughts?
Have you ever considered writing a family mission statement? It is a great endeavor. Years ago as we completed a Crown Financial Ministries Money Map, we were asked to do just that. As I went over paperwork for tax season, that ‘Money Map’ was in my folder. It blended so perfectly with my morning devotion … More Family Mission Statement
Horses have been used by mankind for centuries: they have been trained and employed in myriad ways. Horses provide travelers aid, power farmers’ plows, help soldiers fight, carry burdens and manage herds. Parents employ horses to teach children responsibility while building physical and relational skills. Of course, millions simply use horses for pleasure and enjoyment. … More Can Horses Help us Find the Path of Life?
God as our Father, Creator–Potter! But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. (Isaiah 64:8) Watching a potter work clay on a wheel is an amazing sight. A formless lump of clay is transformed into a vessel with … More Trust the Potter
Nearly 80% of school age children say they feel the piercing pain of being bullied. Surprisingly 20% of children admit they are bullies. The answer for both bullies and the bullied is the same: learning the value of each individual. Christians are uniquely qualified to present this message. Believing every person is created in the … More Finding the Answer to Bullying
Anxiety now ranks as the Number One mental health disorder in America. Nearly 20% of the population are being treated for anxiety-related issues…many more receive no treatment or are unaware of the root cause of problems. As Christians, we believe that Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace, but we can’t always figure out how … More Finding The Answer to Anxiety
More than half of Americans (60%) refuse to make New Year’s resolutions…which isn’t a bad thing since 80% of those who do make resolutions won’t keep them. In fact, Jesus said, ‘simply let yes be yes and no be no.’ On the other hand, setting a goal is a slightly different venture. Life is the … More Skip the Resolutions & Set Some Goals
Character is described aptly as ‘who you are when no one is looking.’ Christianity is not a self-improvement project; however, change becomes the desire of our heart once we know the King. We represent Christ. In fact, we are being transformed into His image. Accepting Christ as our Savior, Lord and Master restores us to relationship … More Enjoy Peace & Security