Teaching, Helping and Encouraging Spiritual Growth

How About Having A Really Happy New Year?

Happy New Year! Can you believe this year is almost over?! As the old year winds down, we now have the promise of a new year. In a way this new year is like a “line in the sand” that marks the potential of new beginnings and presents new opportunities to implement the positive changes. Haven’t we all done this?

New Year’s Resolutions are not a bad thing and can really help if you are serious about them. Continue Reading →

Depressed? Let God Help

Have you ever been in a place where you have trouble sleeping? Life can be very intense sometimes and the thoughts about what is happening in your life can keep you from sleeping. For many this has been a problem for years.

When you can’t sleep, you open the door for breakdowns that involve your physical, emotional and spiritual being. It all becomes twisted and intertwined together and is very hard to untangle.

Even for Christians, this is a reality. Continue Reading →

How’s Your Commitment To Jesus Doing?

One of the things that really bothers me about the church is the weak commitment that so many Christians have in living out their faith. There is a common belief in the church that a minimalist approach is satisfactory, and God is OK with this. But is He?

Jesus had a different idea about the level of commitment that was necessary to please our Heavenly Father.

Luke 9:23-26 NCV Jesus said to all of them, “If people want to follow me, they must give up the things they want. Continue Reading →