Category Archives: Praise

Four servants of God who battled fierce despair

Four servants of God. Each one reached an extremely low point in life. All of them felt that life was no longer worth living. Continue reading

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Why Pray? (10 reasons)

Why pray? Consider 10 reasons for praying. Continue reading

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Inexplicable mercy

How could God have any adequate reason for offering mercy to sinners like me? I cry out “God be merciful to me the sinner” but I know that there is nothing in me that deserves mercy. Continue reading

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Formula E429 could change your life!

Think of how many times we could defuse a situation by choosing better words and tones. But don’t miss my WARNING LABEL! Continue reading

Posted in Anger, Attitude, Bitterness, Communication, Complaining, Conflict, Contentment, Criticism, Difficult people, Discouragement, Emotions, Encouragement, Family life, Fathers, God's Will, Gospel-centered, Gossip, Grace, Gratitude, Kindness, Love, Marriage, Parenting, Parenting teens, Patience, Praise, Relationships, Selfishness, Speech, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving, Unity, Wisdom, Wives | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Playing the divine lottery?

As a young boy, I struggled with why God allowed these things to happen to my mom and dad. As the oldest son, I was more aware of the difficulties but did not have the maturity to handle it. Throughout those years, I often prayed for God to intervene with a “BIG” solutions. Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Blessed by God, Depression, Despair, Discernment, Discouragement, Doubt, Emotions, Encouragement, Faith, Joy, Pain, Personal devotions, Praise, Prayer, Questioning God, Sadness, Spiritual growth, Spiritual inventory, Spiritual transformation, Suffering, Trials, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Life in the Valley of Vision

I live in the depths but see You in the heights.
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Resolve anxiety through worship

Overcoming anxiety through worship is found in a very significant connection between I Peter 5:6 and 5:7. In our battle against anxiety, we are called to be worshipful and watchful — resting confidently in the transcending and protective peace of God. Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Christian Counselor, Contentment, Counseling, Depression, Despair, Devil, Discouragement, Evil One, Faith, God, God as Potter, God's control, God's Heart, God's Will, Gratitude, Parenting, Parenting teens, Peace, Praise, Prayer, Worry, Worship | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Get perspective!

Perspective or how we choose to see things can make a big difference in the quality of life. We can’t always choose our circumstances but we can usually choose our perspective toward them. Spiritual change is about transformation of perspective. Continue reading

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You made us for yourself

Discover the source of life, meaning, joy and eternity! Continue reading

Posted in Glorify God, God, God as Potter, God's Heart, God's Love, Grace, Meaning of life, Passion, Praise, Prayer, purpose, Questioning God, Religion-not the answer, Restoration | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Generation 268

“Meaning is not a luxury for us. It is a kind of spiritual oxygen that enables our souls to live.”

3 necessities for living a fulfilled life Continue reading

Posted in Life, Meaning in life, Meaning of life, Passion, Praise, purpose, Religion-not the answer, Seeking God, Wisdom | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments