Wisdom in an Antique Store; The True Value of Possessions
We all possess things that we we love. But, some of us spend our lives working to accumulate more “things,” which can lead us to a self-centered, arrogant life - ignoring the blessings God has given and replacing Him with a golden idol. When we put our emphasis on our possessions, we tend to worry. And worry can really interfere with life, both spiritually and physically.
“Did I Really Say That?!” Using Wisdom in Our Words
No matter how you try to rationalize careless words, they hurt. I grew up in a family where words of praise were few but words of criticism were easily given. I promised myself that I would not repeat that pattern with my children. Unfortunately, I found myself falling into the negative pattern of my parents. As I was struggling with controlling my negative tongue...
Jesus Teaches Us How to Pray
Prayer is an extremely important component of our Christian life but many of us struggle with prayer. Even Jesus disciples weren’t sure how to pray, asking him to teach them how to pray (Luke 11:1). Jesus replied by teaching the disciples what we call “The Lord’s Prayer.” Let's look at the components of this powerful prayer.
How Firm is Your Foundation?
There is a popular children’s story about three little pigs and a big bad wolf. Like the wise pig who built a strong brick house, we want to build our lives on a firm foundation. Faith and trust in Jesus gives us that firm foundation - the waves of life can roll and the Big Bad Wolf can blow, but we remain secure in God our Rock.
Wisdom in an Antique Store: Don’t Worry
When our emphasis is on the things of this world, we tend to worry and it can interfere with our lives. Remember that worry and trouble are not the same thing. When you face a problem, does excess worry do any good? How much time and energy do you waste by fretting over things you can’t control? Does your constant worry indicate a lack of faith and trust in God?
Faith vs. Works
The teachings of Paul and James on faith and works seem to contradict each other and there has long been a debate about whether or not these are conflicting doctrines. What actually does save you: faith or works? Since Scripture does not contradict itself, Lynn takes us on a Biblical journey to discover how we should live in our Christian walk, by faith or works.