Do you ever feel weak and overwhelmed? At times I sure do. Life can truly be tough, but life is just that – life. As children of the Most High God, we have His promises to take the weakness and overwhelming from us and put His strength and His stability in us. We need to stand on His promises to do that. Try it! It works for me every time, and I know it will work for you!
In Acts 27 (AMP), there’s a great story about the apostle Paul. He was travelling by ship with some people when “a violent wind...[a northeaster, a tempestuous windstorm like a typhoon], came rushing down from the island” (v. 14). For days they were caught in the storm, and at one point it was so fierce, they were “violently tossed about by the storm” (v. 18) and had to throw the ship’s equipment overboard. They ended up without food, hungry, stranded – seemingly without hope.
I know many people, including myself, who have children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren that have stopped serving the Lord or have never served the Lord, and their lives are a mess. I fervently say, we must never stop praying, trusting and believing God for them.
Complaining is dangerous business. It can damage or even destroy your relationship with God, your relationships with other people, and even your relationship with yourself.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The body charged with advising the U.S. bishops on sexual abuse prevention has called for an independent lay-led investigation into all allegations of sexual misconduct in the Catholic Church and for revisions of the Dallas Charter.
Words are wonderful when they are used in a good way. They can encourage, edify and give confidence to the hearer. A right word spoken at the right time can actually be life-changing (Proverbs 15:23).
Think for a minute about what brings you the most joy or gladness.
When we attended the 10-year anniversary celebration of Mercy Multiplied in the St. Louis, Missouri area, one of the young ladies who graduated from the program shared an eye-opening testimony. She said that her father committed suicide when she was a teenager and the pain of that situation led her to start drinking and taking drugs. When she realized her life was falling apart, she went to Mercy Multiplied for help.
If you’ve been alive in this world very long, you know there are different kinds of stress that can affect our lives. There’s nutritional stress, relationship stress, financial stress, and the list goes on and on.
Dear Judy, I need help to understand how well-meaning Christians can mix the Bible up with so many different beliefs? I read the Bible and I believe the Bible, but some of my friends read other kinds of books and they are confused. Like the New Age stuff, and views on gender and sexual orientation…I get confused too when I try to read the stuff they’re reading! Help!
It seems that stress is the disease of the century. Products and programs to manage stress are a multi billion-dollar business, whether the “cure” is medicine, counseling, books, seminars or classes. But I’ve discovered that God’s way of managing stress is the most effective way to live.
Life is a journey and every day I understand more clearly that on our Journey we have a choice as to which path we are going to take to complete it. The Bible clearly shows us the two paths set before every person. We need to be shown what the path of life is. You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11).
Ten months ago I was sitting in an airport in New York not having any idea what kind of crazy journey I was about to embark on. I didn’t have pre-travel jitters, or really any kind of nervous feelings.
As believers in Jesus Christ, we are joint heirs with Him.
We want to pray for our military soldiers who are in physical combat with the enemy each day. We too face battles every day, but most likely, our battles are not related to physical combat, but to spiritual warfare.
This blog follows Melanie Stoll’s missionary trek on The World Race. She is the daughter of Wade and Rosetta Stoll, who own Stoll’s Taxidermy and The Wild Whisk in Wheatland. This is the 22nd installment printed in the Record-Times. Read Stoll’s entire blog and see photos at melaniestoll.theworldrace.org.
Updated: 2 months ago
This blog follows Melanie Stoll’s missionary trek on The World Race. She is the daughter of Wade and Rosetta Stoll, who own Stoll’s Taxidermy and The Wild Whisk in Wheatland. This is the 21st installment printed in the Record-Times. Read Stoll’s entire blog and see photos at melaniestoll.theworldrace.org.
Updated: 2 months ago