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“It’s hopeless! Nothing will change and I just feel so discouraged.” Depression has a voice that comes from our thoughts. The voice of depression is hopeless, anxious and negative—all counter to the Word of God. When you listen to the voice of […]

It’s a common saying, “You need to take better care of yourself?” Or “Exercise a little self-care and you will feel better.” But I find many people are unable to do this, or are uncomfortable with the idea–either they feel […]

Convictions are those fixed and firm beliefs we hold true. These days, they are hard to talk about without being accused of being intolerant. Holding firm to a belief now means you are judgmental, narrow minded, maybe even hateful or bigoted. […]

Rick was tempted. He was going through a marital crisis. According to him, his wife was cold and distant. When a colleague at the office provided a listening ear, Rick found himself attracted. The more time he spent with this […]

People often ask, “Are you walking in your calling?” The answer depends on an understanding of what it means to be called of God. In recent years we have witnessed a record number of ministers who have fallen or left […]

At times, it is tempting not to be obedient to God. In fact, sometimes it is so counter culture that we give in to the moment or to our emotions. Bill had a typical, momentary struggle with obedience that many […]

Being a pastor can be a dangerous job. Consider the profile of John Smith. His pastoral experience is shared by many. His response to  stress and pressure of the job is of grave concern. Pastor: Johns Smith (fictitious name) Job: […]

The election is over and a new President has been installed. Is love governing your actions and speech? The ongoing discontent of those who dislike (even hate) this President is not going away soon. Prepare yourself for more slander, lack of civility, intolerance and divisive language […]

Soon, we will all be shouting, “Happy New Year!” It’s a warm and hopeful sentiment because we know that happy people live longer, are healthier and live more prosperous lives. But how we try to find happiness matters. Scripture confirms […]

Do you go to church? When you ask your friends this question, what do they say? Does religion influence your life on a daily basis? A number of people you might informally poll may represent a trend we are seeing across […]