"When it makes no sense and it's scary and it's crazy, then it's probably God."
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When you make the best of plans and take all the precautions, life still happens.But it happens a lot less when you're prepared.
There seems to be a resistance to taking care of your mental health. But here's why you can't afford to ignore it.
Take a moment and see if you've bought into the myth that when we get a clear assignment from God, it's on us to carry it out in our own strength. While that seems normal in the world, it's not God's way.
"Death, you may think you have won. Yes, the wounds you have inflicted are deep. And we will mourn as we nurse those wounds. But in truth, you have lost again!"
How do we remain deeply rooted—so that no matter what life throws our way, we are steady and confident in God's goodness and love, not full of worry and never failing to bear fruit?
Have you ever wondered how to respond to negative medical reports? Prophetic healing evangelist Becky Dvorak offers some advice.
We would never want to bring up a child and expose them to our imperfections or the rest of our inadequate family. After all, what would happen if someone saw our real lives posted on Instagram?
No matter what season your mothering is in, whether it's the diaper-changing years, the education years or the letting-go years, once you are a mother, you carry that ministry in your heart throughout your lifetime.
No matter what you are facing, you can learn a lesson from this first-century mother.
No one wants to speak foolish words. These tips will help.
Control is one of Jezebel's character traits, and manipulation is another. Do we want to be like her?
She wasn't the only one. You might need the tears for this story.
As Mother danced past me, she said, "Dougie, what's the matter with you? Come on! Let's praise the Lord!"
Have you or someone you know tasted that bitterness of rejection?
If your relationship has been frayed, even for years, here are some things you can do to restore it.
There is an evil force that works against us and tries to prevent us from entering into the promises of God. But God's people need to be equally forceful in this battle.
Perhaps the church would be better off if we called a moratorium on our inner debating, if only for a short while, to truly empathize with the grieving, hurting, doubting and searching that our Christian neighbors across the theological aisle are facing right now.
Just as we can become hoarders of all sorts of stuff, many times, we can become spiritual and emotional hoarders.
A clean-up job was begging. But instead, I covered it with the busyness of life, hoping no one would notice the blemishes that stained inside.