Teaching, Helping and Encouraging Spiritual Growth

Prayers God Hears

For those of you who are in my generation you know that growing older changes things. Age has a way of stealing so many of the things you once enjoyed like energy and strength and are replaced with comfy chairs and long naps. But it is not all bad. There is a great upside to growing older.

The one real benefit to growing older is life experience. Having experienced many of the same things younger people are now experiencing, I have the experience and knowledge to help them. Continue Reading →

Are You Holy?

It has always been a challenge for Christians to live out their faith. Mankind’s nature resists and opposes God’s ways. As mankind’s collective resistance to God grows deep roots, a culture develops that operates within it’s own humanistic terms and this becomes the accepted norm.

As the culture moves farther and farther away from God the pressure to conform to this world’s ideas and standards (or lack thereof) becomes stronger and stronger. The pressure for Christians to soften their strong stands based on God’s Word is never-ending.  Continue Reading →

Daily News Getting You Down? Relax!

Any normal person would be alarmed by what is going on in the world today. The news we watch daily is downright scary and causes a lot of concern, anxiety and stress. I know I hate to watch the news. How about you? What is going on? What is happening to our nation? Should watching the news of the day be such a disturbing experience? As Christians, what should be our response?

As Christians we know that “all things work together for the good of those who love the Lord.” (Romans 8:28) What this tells us is that if you love the Lord all things work together for the good of those who love Him.  Continue Reading →

Out Of Gas? Let God Fill Your Tank!

Life in this world today can be very difficult. Life can be demanding and very stressful. Who hasn’t been tired and worn out dealing with life’s realities? Who hasn’t been faced with troubles and problems that are relentless that gradually saps you of your strength? Who hasn’t been in that place where there seems to be no solution to your troubles and problems? Is this how your life is? Are you “out of gas” and feel powerless to help yourself? Continue Reading →