“God has a plan for your life.” Have you ever heard those words before? They are encouraging. They give us a hope for tomorrow. Even when everything seems to be going wrong, we can always be sure that God holds our future. He is in control of the outcome. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and … Continue reading Be Hopeful and Thankful
A parent’s life is not all strawberries and roses. Bills are to be paid, mouths are to be fed, and food is to be bought. Clothes are needed as the children grow, and a good job seems necessary for the parent to be successful. When we start “Living to Work”, instead of “Working to live”, our lives can get severely out of balance. Someone put … Continue reading Laying Everything At His Feet
Why am I the only one doing this? Why are those kids playing games while I’m working? Doesn’t anyone realize that I could use a little help? These are some of the thoughts that commonly cross my mind as I serve in church. As you can probably tell, I don’t really like serving. It always seems like I’m the only one helping, even though I … Continue reading How to Serve Without Becoming Overwhelmed
As humans, we tend to idolize some and look down on others. We judge people based on all the wrong things. We use shallow and unfair methods to evaluate people’s worth, and it’s wrong. For this reason, I’ve created a short list of the ways we judge people, and why, as Christians, we need to stop. We shouldn’t judge people… 1. Based on their sin … Continue reading The Problem With Judging People
Who are you trying to please? We go through life, and every day we try to please others. We long for the approval of our peers, and those in authority over us. The alarm goes off. Jordan gets out of bed and heads off to school. He reunites with his friends and seeks the approval of his peers. The bell rings. He plops in his … Continue reading Who Are You Trying To Please?