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How To Handle Discouragement (A Lesson from Nehemiah)

How To Handle Discouragement (A Lesson from Nehemiah)

Have you ever started on a big project and were unable to finish it because you got discouraged? Projects like running a race, remodeling a room in your home or writing a book are often plagued with challenges. Maybe you are an artist or an entrepreneur. I find that...

Learning to Share the Gospel like Paul

Learning to Share the Gospel like Paul

With the help of Betty Crocker and her fudge brownie mix, I am told I make the world's best brownies. They are so popular, I make two boxes at a time. They usually disappear shortly after they come out of the oven and before the wonderful aroma of warm chocolate...

Do Good for All People

Do Good for All People

The Apostle Paul frequently wrote on the theme of doing good for all people. When Paul talks about the freedom we have in Christ, he essentially says it is expressed through doing good things. In Thessalonians, it says, "And as for you, brothers and sisters, never...

Jesus’ Family is Our Church Family

Jesus’ Family is Our Church Family

Today I want to talk about our church family and the family of God, because I recently read this passage about Jesus' family and it made me think. When you watch a beautiful family, it's incredibly inspiring, isn't it? If you're blessed to have one of those, it's a...

The Generosity of Nehemiah

The Generosity of Nehemiah

I believe the world is hurting. One way that I think we can show our hurting world the loving God we serve is through our generosity. The world deeply longs to see more cheerful and generous givers, so I want to write about generosity today from the Old Testament. I...

Where Sin is Born

Where Sin is Born

Do you ever feel like someone else is making you behave badly? I do, I think we all do. In reading James 1 today, though, I realized that I can't blame God for my failures. I can't blame Satan or even all of the clever demons or spiritual warfare. I can't blame evil...

Speak Life! (A Study of James 3)

Speak Life! (A Study of James 3)

Words have tremendous power to hurt and to help. They can discourage, they can cause anger, they can cause separation, but words can also heal, they can encourage, they can lift up, and they can empower someone else. Words have an enormous amount of power. When I was...

Earthly Wisdom vs. Heavenly Wisdom

Earthly Wisdom vs. Heavenly Wisdom

When I moved to California from Puerto Rico, I was 16 years old, and I came with a vocabulary of English words. In Puerto Rico, they teach children from kindergarten through high school English, so I came packed with knowledge of the English language. I had a lot of...