Category «Godly Living»

4 Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday

Tips for a Stress Free Holiday

As Christmas approaches, the world around us gets busier and busier. The mail and UPS trucks are all over the place. I literally see the UPS man sprinting from house to house with boxes. The malls and grocery stores are crowded. And our houses are buzzing with cleaning, cooking and decorating. Much of this is …

Waiting on God When He is Silent

when god is silent

As we read through the bible, the Old Testament seems to flow fluidly into the New Testament. But as we open up the story with Zechariah and Elizabeth it’s important to remember that there has been 400 years of silence from God. Not one had heard a sound from the heavens for 400 years. During …

How to Trust God When He Says No

trust god when He says no

Hearing no for an answer is always tough. Have you ever prayed for something and gotten a flat out no in response? I know I have. Sometimes it’s small things and other times it’s life-changing. I can clearly recall the Monday night after Young Life when our group gathered and prayed for safe travels to …

How To Restore Broken Relationships

restore broken relationship

The holidays can be a time of joy, celebration and excitement. But for some, the holidays drag out feelings grief, loneliness and the distress of broken relationships. We may try to bury these difficult feelings in traditions and decorations, but at the end of the day, they come just the same. One of the hardest …

Living Out the Power of Praise

power of praise

We all praise something.  We may give our attention to our spouse, to our job, to our social status.  Praising is something that comes naturally.  It’s how we are made.  However, God calls us to praise Him above all things. And yet, how many of us struggle with focusing our praise on God alone? Praising …

Do You Know the Cost of Following Christ?

Have you committed your life to Christ? Do you know what that means in your every day? Most of us know that committing your life to Christ doesn’t mean kicking back and enjoying an easy path. Following Christ comes at a cost.  And yet the reward is far greater. We must be willing to sacrifice …