Live It Out!

An Unexpected Encounter with God

Do you sometimes feel like you’re giving all you have but don’t seem to make any measurable progress? I do.

This is why I chose to study the account of Jesus walking on water. It’s true that this was a… Continue reading

Faith In Hard Times, Part 2

Listening to Dr. Charles Stanley’s daily devotionals this past spring, has reminded me of my late daughter’s powerful testimony during her last few months of life here on earth. Last week we looked at how to have peace in hard… Continue reading

Faith In Hard Times, part 1

Listening to Dr. Charles Stanley’s daily devotionals this past spring has reminded me of my late daughter’s powerful testimony during her last few months of life here on earth.  Yes, God can use even hard experiences to strengthen our… Continue reading

Importance of Prayer

Is Prayer Really Important?

Do I really need to pray often?  How important is praying to my Christian walk? What should be included in my prayers?  Let’s explore scripture for answers.

Jesus teaches about prayer.

Therefore I tell… Continue reading

What to Expect This Summer

What are some fun ways you can keep kids thinking about spiritual matters this summer? We have some ideas.

Hello, everybody!

Are you glad summer is here? Part of me says “YES!” while part of me says “Already?!” I know… Continue reading

My Journey

Once I finally acknowledged my death, I figured out the purpose for my life.

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live… Continue reading

So what? Why does it matter?

So what? Why does what you’re teaching matter? Kids ask this question all the time. All teachers need to consider the answer when they prepare to teach. This includes VBS teachers, family Bible study leaders, Children’s Ministers, homeschool moms and… Continue reading

Are We Prepared?

What would you do if someone verbally attacked you for your faith in Christ? How should we respond or should we even be concerned about such possibilities? Let’s explore the Bible together for direction/answers to these questions.

“Finally,… Continue reading

How to Minister to the Grieving

Still waiting for Grandma, 3 months later

Grief is a tricky thing. You’re doing ok and then it sneaks up on you. How do you minister to the grieving?

When I lost my sister in early 2003, my whole world… Continue reading

Getting By or Giving Our Best?

Why should I do my best when I can get by with doing less?  Giving my best would require giving more time and energy towards the project goals, which would take away time and energy available for ”enjoying life.”… Continue reading

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