Taking the “Just” out of “Just Pray for Me”

Have you ever noticed when you're in a difficult situation and someone asks if there is anything they can do, the response often goes like this: "Just pray for me"? It's as if we're saying, "There's really nothing you can actually do to help so...just pray for me." May I suggest it is time we... Continue Reading →

When Faith and Fear Go One-on-One in Your Head

This is what the conversation between faith and fear sounds like in my head sometimes: Faith: "God is good and I'm going to trust Him." Fear: "But what are you going to do if  _X__ happens?" Faith: "I don't need to worry about that. My future is in God's hands." Fear: "You sure? Because that would be really bad."... Continue Reading →

When You’re Tired of Fighting – A Tale of Two Warriors

If you have ever felt like you're in an exhausting fight, it's because you are. As much as the enemy would like to convince you otherwise, your spiritual battle is a real one. It is not a figment of your imagination. Simply put, if Jesus is your Savior then the devil is your relentless opponent. To help,... Continue Reading →

Unintentional Firemen – How we Unknowingly Extinguish the Spirit and What to Do about It

As we launch into a new year, it may be helpful to revisit one of the names of Jesus that we heard so much about at Christmas: Immanuel. Remember it? It means "God is with us." Since a new year can bring both excitement and anxiety, it is reassuring to know that we're not alone. God... Continue Reading →

You (and Jesus) Got This

How Faith-Based Confidence Helps When You're Up Against a Challenge In her book, Option B - Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg briefly tells the story of her coworker, Caryn, and her experience with breast cancer. To encourage Caryn along, Sandberg recounts how she gave her a special necklace on... Continue Reading →

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