Do you remember what you were afraid of as a kid? Snakes? Ghosts? We had tons of things we were afraid of as children. What are you afraid of today as an adult? The dentist? Being laid off? Public speaking? In this post, Fred leads us through a discussion on heathy and unhealthy fears, and how God calls us to face our fears and what to do when we feel frightened.
Because of My Love For You, a Poem of Communion
This poem is by Frank Carpenter, written as a meditation on the act of taking the Lord’s Supper. Because of God’s incredible love for us, he rescues and redeems us through the sacrifice of Jesus and his atonement for our sins. We hope that you read this poem as a meditation and a love letter, and let the beauty of God’s love for you encourage your heart today.
Marriage Builders: Practice Real Love
Most of us don’t know what love or the heart are all about. In this post, Richard shares the Biblical truth that true love seeks what the other person needs. Real love takes us beyond ourselves and to the other person, our spouse. When you fully understand what love is and dedicate yourself to practicing it, then you will have a thriving and content marriage.
Marriage Builders: The Problem of Marriage
Christ's love was expressed, not only in words, but also in His sacrificial death. We may not have to sacrifice ourselves literally for our spouses, but we have to see that real love is sacrificial. Do you who feel dry, dysfunctional or stuck in your relationship? Everyone encounters it at some point in their marriage. Learn how to overcome and refresh your marriage.
Marriage Builders: Submission is Not a Bad Word
Because God’s ways are not ours, sometimes we bristle at His commands. For instance, in Ephesians 5:21-27, the theme is submission - a far cry from the American ideals of personal freedom. However, submission is not the tyrannical lifestyle that most of us imagine. Rather, submission to the Lord is freedom and, when used toward each other, it is mutual respect.
Spilling Water and God’s Grace in my Family
In her excitement of being out for dinner, Jessica moved her hand and her water glass toppled over, all over the table. That happens sometimes when you’re seven years old. What Anne experienced next was so different from her childhood, and so obviously a testament to the grace of God, that she shares it today with us. May God’s grace cover your family, as well.