Category: Christian Life

The Book of Revelation was not Meant to be a Mystery

The Book of Revelation was not Meant to be a Mystery

The book of Revelation: The triumph of God and God's people (iStock Photo) The book of Revelation was not meant to be a
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Faith is a Spiritual Force

Faith is a Spiritual Force

Faith is a spiritual force. James is talking about your faith being tested so you will know where you are. Are you able to slay the giants? (image, Che Garman)? "Because it has
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Facing Giant Problems Outside Our Comfort Zone

Facing Giant Problems Outside Our Comfort Zone

Many of us today may find it difficult to stand against these kinds of challenges because of fear. (Global Ministries-The United Methodist
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When You Only Have a Few Minutes to Pray

When You Only Have a Few Minutes to Pray

How one to three minutes can focus our minds and hearts on adoration, confession, thanksgiving and supplication. (image,
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A Decree for the New Year

A Decree for the New Year

As a a single mom, "I've come to realize that it's not a sign of weakness for me to be lonely" (photo ECWA Archive) Today is the
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A Year Without Resolutions

A Year Without Resolutions

The shift from “achieving” to simply “being.” Nicole T. Walters, guest writer (Haven Sweet / Monastery of the Holy Spirit) This year I am not
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Writing a Letter of Forgiveness

Writing a Letter of Forgiveness

An adapted excerpt from Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenges by Lori Deschene (Bigstuck Photo) All my romantic relationships have ended quickly and painfully. I often
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Healthy Dating Practices for the New Year

Healthy Dating Practices for the New Year

This is what it means to date with intentionality and maturity (photo © Glow of Love by Angela D. Coleman)   There are plenty of unhealthy ways to date, so I've compiled 10 healthy dating practices that I believe cut to the core of what it means to date with intentionality and maturity.   1. Date with intention. This is going […]

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Sexual Purity Begins With a Commitment

Rick Warren: Sexual Purity Begins With a Commitment

Sexual purity is far more complex than simply abstaining from having sex and may be rooted in your mind, your heart and your soul. (ECWA Archive) "How shall a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word" (Psalm 119:9, MEV). Is it possible in the 21st century to live a sexually pure life—to refrain from sex […]

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Five Errors to Drop from Your Christmas Sermon

Five Errors to Drop from Your Christmas Sermon

If you want to help people see Christmas with fresh eyes, start by dropping these familiar fallacies.(Abraham Bloemaert / Wikimedia Commons.The adoration of the
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