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6 Encouraging Ways to Be a Better Wife

I didnt grow up dreaming of a fairy tale wedding or getting married. I was too busy dreaming of a CEO by day and a writer by night.I thought if I got married, I would lose myself amidst the mundane of chores, kids, and housework. I was the second oldest of six kids and I... Read more

9 Benefits of Worshiping during ‘Why, God’ Trials

When our prayers are being answered, when the test results are the ones weve prayed for, or when we get that job we really needed, we look up and praise God and have no problem worshipping him. But is that conditional worship? If God does what we want... then Hes worthy of praise? No. God is... Read more

10 Reasons to Be Sure That God Will Never Leave You

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)This is the first verse of the Bible. Before there were people, animals, water, and light, there was God. Knowing this gives me peace when I feel like the world is spinning out of control. He is the glue that holds everything together. We... Read more

10 Reasons God Refers to You as the Apple of His Eye

7. He Knows You God is aware of everything about you. That can be frightening at first, God knowing your every thought and action. He does, yet He continues to keep us in His gaze. David understood that there was no escaping God's vision. David wrote about God's attention to His children in Psalm 139,... Read more

Real Men: 10 Things Men Need to Lead (Romans 1:1-7) | Real Faith

15 Sep Real Men: 10 Things Men Need to Lead (Romans 1:1-7) Posted at 12:15h in Blog by Mark Driscoll Real Men Vision We have employers, job placement, investment, realtors, mortgage brokers, theologians, evangelists, prayer partners, workout buddies, hunters, fathers, grandfathers, brothers etc. all here to help =Godly/healthy leaders of self, family, business, ministry, community... Read more

10 Cliques That Exist in Every Church

Any community of people is bound to have a problem with cliques, and the church is no exception. But before you get up in arms at the idea of church members screaming "You can't sit with us!" across the sanctuary (Mean Girls, anyone?!), please know that cliques aren't all bad. A clique is merely a... Read more

SNP will lose support from people of faith if it embraces assisted suicide, says councillor

(Photo: Unsplash)The SNP has been warned that it stands to lose party members of faith if it supports calls to legalise assisted suicide.  Councillor Chris McEleny told The National that backing assisted suicide was "simply not compatible to the faith based belief systems of many people in Scotland". McEleny, a Catholic, continued that it would be... Read more

3 Good Ways a Crisis Can Shape Your Faith – TGC Africa

Crises are unsettling. Many Christians, however, agree that the most God honouring way to respond to the fear induced by the COVID-19 crisis is faith. Faith in God is a sure antidote for fear. Fear incapacitates but faith invigorates. John Piper writes that the presence of hope in the invincible sovereignty of God drives out... Read more

How Can I Trust That the Bible Is True?

We cannot turn on the news anymore without feeling the weight of a broken world. The burden is great in the search for truth it seems. Whether it is political or environmental we see people searching or defining truth for themselves. Often it is based on what they feel and see. The reality is that... Read more

10 Beautiful Ways God Tells You How Much You Matter to Him

You shall be holy to me, for I the LORD am holy and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine. (Leviticus 20:26)God has called us to be separate from the world. We are salt and light, evidence of His love to those who do not know the hope we have in... Read more

6 Ways Christians Can Give Faith a Bad Name | RELEVANT

If modern culture were a prize fight, organized Christianity wouldnt quite be knocked out yet, but it would certainly be on the ropes, waybehind on points coming to the bell. Its no secret that people are leaving the Church in record numbers, and although they may not all be rejecting Jesus, they aresurely saying no... Read more

Here’s the First Trailer for ‘Faith Based’ The Christian Movie Satire You Knew Was Coming | RELEVANT

Two lovable losers hatch a plan to make a quick buck off the faithful when they realize that making a successful Christian movie doesn’t require you to be much of a Christian or much of a filmmaker. That’s the setup forFaith Based, starring Luke Barnett, Tanner Thomason, Margaret Cho, David Koechner, Lance Reddick and Jason... Read more

Lost and Found: Finding Gods Peace (Romans 1:17) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

11 Sep Lost and Found: Finding Gods Peace (Romans 1:17) Sermon Notes For every effect= cause. Bigger effect = bigger cause. July 9, 1958 10:15pm 7.8 earthquake rockslide 40 million cubic yards into Gilbert Inlet Alaska – megatsunami, & biggest wave ever recorded 1,720 ft high! Spiritual equivalent = Pauls letter to the Romans Theologian... Read more

How to Love an Invisible God

4. Give Thanks Dont you just love to hear the phrase, Thank you? Imagine how God feels hearing our appreciation for His many blessings in life.Therefore I will give thanks to you among the nations, Lord; I will sing praises about your name. (Psalm 18:49)Showing appreciation to God is like a child showing appreciation to... Read more

How to Discern God’s Voice in Your Life

There was a peace about how He spoke to me that day. There was a confidence that the words were for me. The peace and confidence embraced me as the Holy Spirit convicted, rebuked, and called me to repent. I bowed my head one last time and asked Jesus what He would give me in... Read more

Why Are Some Christians So Fearful of Sex When They Get Married?

For some Christians, its uncomfortable to have open conversations about sex, especially when they are fearful or doubtful about what will be expected when they get married. Often, theyve been raised in homes where their parents taught them how to balance a budget, how to change a tire, and how to do the laundry, but... Read more

20 Legendary Lines from Favorite Hymns to Lift You Now

In our fast-paced, chaotic reality of what feels like increasing unknowns (and sometimes even panic)...it's truly comforting to lean on God's promises in scripture and song.Lifting your voice in praise and worship to the One who knows the way, can carry you through whatever may be stopping you from setting your mind on things above... Read more

5 Things God Expects from Every Man

It is tough being a man in our world todayespecially in a culture that is not sure what manhood even means. There are so many differing opinions, definitions, and expectations of what a man should be like. The weight is heavy, and the responsibility is immense.However, as men, we were created and designed by God... Read more

Pew: Evangelical Teens ‘Far More Likely’ to Practice Faith than Mainline and Catholic Teens

Pew: Evangelical Teens 'Far More Likely' to Practice Faith than Mainline and Catholic Teens Teenagers whose parents attend evangelical or Catholic churches are far more likely to maintain the religious identity of their parents than are teens whose parents attend a mainline Protestant church, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.The poll also showed... Read more

A Prayer for the California Wildfires

The news and images emerging from the fires in California are hard to believe. Skies have turned red, filled with smoke over cities and counties as historic winds have fueled multiple wildfires across the state. As the governor declares a state of emergency, families are evacuating to escape the flames, knowing they may never see... Read more

How to Live the Bible How Faith Happens – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-twenty-first lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. I love watching the sunrise... Read more

Will My Fears Hurt My Child’s Faith?

Most parents know, kids learn as much through observation as through active teaching, if not more. Weve probably all watched a child mimic how one parent sits, stands, or walks, or heard them repeat phrases weve spoken word for word. We might celebrate this tendency when modeling loving relationships and a close connection with Christ.... Read more

How to Find Your Way Out of Relationship Dysfunction

6. Be Gentle This was an important lesson I learned this year when striving to improve my communication. Gentleness can turn an argument into a casual conversation.Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not arrogant, is not rude, is not self-seeking, is not irritable, and does not keep... Read more

Unplanned Producer Highlights President Trump’s Faith in Upcoming Film, The Trump I Know

Unplanned Producer Highlights President Trump's Faith in Upcoming Film, The Trump I Know In a recent interview with The Christian Post, Christian filmmaker Joe Knopp discusses his latest release, The Trump I Know, which humanizes the president through conversations with his family members and several women from the Trump Administration.Knopp explained that the idea for the... Read more

Justified by Faith and Works – Daughters of Promise – September 9

JUSTIFIED BY FAITH AND WORKSThen Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, Abraham, Abraham! And he said, Here I am. He said, Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for... Read more

How to Know When Loneliness Has Turned into Something Deeper

It started in late April. This feeling of loneliness overtook me, and I realized I hadnt hugged anyone outside the walls of our home in over six weeks. The thing is, Im not even a big hugger. I like affection, but most would describe me as an introvert. However, knowing I couldnt be with those... Read more

Why Do Christians Look Forward to When Every Knee Shall Bow?

By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked: Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear. Isaiah 45:23Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of... Read more

How to Keep Good Boundaries with Your Ex after Divorce

What are boundaries? Dr. Henry Cloud, an author of the book Boundaries, says,Boundaries define us. They define what is me and what is not me. A boundary shows me where I end and someone else begins, leading me to a sense of ownership. Knowing what I am to own and take responsibility for gives me... Read more

A Prayer for Hopeless Moments during the Coronavirus

Its easy for one to tell someone to stay encouraged and to not lose hope. But when your world is shaken with schedules disturbed, social life halted, plans interrupted, and fear around every corner, its hard to maintain hope. Especially when all we see in the news, in social media, in our circumstances, have hopelessness... Read more

Real Friend | Real Faith

07 Sep Real Friend Posted at 10:40h in Blog by Grace Driscoll SEPTEMBER IS FRIENDSHIP MONTH for REAL WOMEN with blogs, Dear Grace videos, and testimonies A true friend is one who is walking in, when everyone else is walking out. -Unknown, but very true Friendship has a wide variety of meanings today, from casual... Read more