What Does God Want From Me?

I used to think that determining what God expects of me was difficult. I was looking for rules, trying to determine His will, and always thinking ahead instead of focusing on today. As a result, I was always frustrated and ineffective.

Embrace the Challenge

Embrace the Challenge

I have not been writing much lately, as I seem to be going through a season of being challenged in recent months. If you are a person who likes to grow, you will understand the importance of being challenged in your life. From what I have learned, a person can only get so far doing […]

What the World Needs Most

So, what does the world need most? The simple answer is Jesus, but the more precise answer is Jesus in you. The world needs Christians, who are full of the Holy Spirit, to live like Christ. The world needs us to be all that we were created and called to be.

Why God, Why?

Why God, Why?

Sometimes we go through things in life where all we can say is, “Why God, Why?” I’ve heard people ask this question many times. Christians and non-Christians alike, tend to have moments where all you can say is, “why God, why?

Bloom Where You’re Planted

Bloom Where You’re Planted

I was amazed, but I should not have been because the cactus was doing what it was designed to do. I think the same is true of people. So often, we focus on the environment, and the conditions around us, and we forget all about the Creator’s design for us. The key to blooming where you are planted is to make sure you are doing what you were designed to do.

When Family Disappoints…

When Family Disappoints…

There are times in life when it feels like nothing could hurt more than the pain caused by being disappointed by those we love. I have felt this pain personally and counseled others who have experienced it as well. We tend to be more emotionally vulnerable with our family members than with anyone else, and […]

Is the Bible Still Relevant?

Is the Bible Still Relevant?

As long as sin exists, the need for redemption will exist. When we question the relevance of the Bible, we are really questioning its authority, not its appropriateness. When we say, “Is the Bible relevant,” we are really saying, “Does the Bible have the right to tell me that I can’t live the way that I want to live or do the things I want to do?”

Winning the War Within

Even Jesus was tempted (yet without sin), so understand that it happens to everyone. As believers, it is important that we hold ourselves, and one another, accountable.