Through discipleship, we encounter both joys and challenges that can either strengthen or hinder our faith. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of our calling, our purpose and who God is, despite our problems and concerns. In today’s Take Five, we’re looking at a prayer for encouragement, a look at the seasons of life, how to use self-control, handling tough situations and mentoring others on the journey of faith.


Through the journey of discipleship we understand that yes, God will give you more than you can handle.

“Recently, I was going back through my journals and I read words I had written years before: ‘God, I can’t handle this anymore. I don’t know what to do, but I can’t do this.’” Finish this post here. 


A prayer for bringing encouragement.

“Dear Lord Jesus, as I meditate my way through this bunch of gospel admonitions, a couple of key things stand out to me. On one hand, I’m convicted about the importance of holding onto the hope you’ve won for us; which a living hope, an anchor of hope, a glorious hope. Our hope is certain, but we certainly need to grab it, coddle it, and treasure it. I’m not afraid of losing it, but ignoring hope is certainly a possibility.” Keep reading here.


The faith journeys of the next generation.

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Discipleship has its seasons. How to prepare for the next season of life.

“What do you think of when you hear the word seasons? First thing that comes to my mind is living in New Jersey as a little girl and seeing the leaves change colors in the fall. That is a very vivid memory.” Keep reading here. 


Through discipleship, we learn to redirect our impulse to seize control.

“‘Like a city whose walls are broken down, is a man who lacks self-control.’  ~ Proverbs 25:28. I was in a coffee shop the other day and a mom announced to her little guy – maybe 2 and a half years old – that it was time to leave…” Finish this post here. 

ControlFreak

Check out an earlier Take 5 post here.