The benefit of being thankful goes way beyond being just polite (though that is a good thing). Gratitude is the key to happiness itself.
The new year gives us a renewed desire to set goals, which means getting our priorities in order.
Have you ever had so many things you “need” to do that you don’t get any of them done? It can seem overwhelming!
When you don’t know what to start on, let God’s Word help determine what priorities to put first in your life this year.
WHAT THE WORD SAYS:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… John 1:1-5
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well… Matt 6:33
The first of all the commandments is; love the Lord thy God… Mark 12:28-30 Continue reading…
Self-worth is something that is built inside of you. It’s a confidence that comes from knowing that your value comes from who God says you are and what He did for you; not from anything you may possess. Continue reading…
Great marriages don’t just happen. You don’t just find one, and you don’t somehow hit the jackpot and just get lucky.
Good marriages and families are continuously, purposefully, and aggressively built.
The first blame-shifting event in the history of mankind happened when Adam blamed Eve for eating the forbidden fruit. It seems that shifting the blame comes naturally to most people, and children are no exception.
Following God’s plan for your life is an adventure! When you first get that vision, it’s new and exciting! But as you move forward, you’re going to run into some roadblocks.
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6 NKJV).
Around the age of 13 is when children turn into a subculture called “teenagers.” Behavior that seemed innocent and cute when your child was a two-year-old is viewed as outright rebellion as he or she becomes a teenager. It’s not cute when your teenager looks you in the face and says, “I’m not doing that, and you can’t make me!”
Let’s face it; life can get pretty crazy! Keeping up with jobs, bills, housework, lawn maintenance, kids, and all of the extra-curricular activities can put a lot of strain on you. It may seem like there are just never enough hours in the day!
Following God’s vision can bring major changes in your life. It may even require you to do a complete one-eighty. You may have already chosen a specific path for your life, and you’re pursuing it with a passion. Then, God shows you His vision for your life and all of a sudden things change—priorities, goals, and relationships, just to name a few. Continue reading…
Dad, daddy, pop, papa, pa, and father. Many names, but the same job description.
The term “fathering” means to treat with protective care. It means being involved, behaving responsibly, being emotionally engaged, physically available, providing financial support, and having influence in child raising decisions.