Articles

Do You Know Loneliness Makes You Vulnerable to Sin? Erin Davis

Did you know that every time a lion pride hunts together it is a lightly organized operation? They do not test their potential prey for weakness like other predators do. The only weakness they are looking for is isolation. If they can remove a single animal from it’s herd, lunch is easily delivered, ...more

Here's Hope for the Battle-Weary Lysa TerKeurst

Lysa encourages us to persevere when life gets hard:  “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Genesis 50:20 Do you ever worry that all of your hard times and suffering will be for nothing? That all of this pain you ...more

Confused by Creationism? Six Main Biblical Views Tom Terry

Christianity’s most controversial subject? Creationism. Forget the theories of the Big Bang and Evolution for a moment. Within the body of the Christian church there are at least six different views on the general subject of creationism. Each have their strengths and weaknesses and because of that ...more

Five Ways to Be Present with Your Adult Children Deborah Haddix

The grandparent/grandchild relationship is a special one (and it should be)! It’s sweet and wonderful and like-nothing-we’ve-ever-known-before, but we must take care not to mishandle God’s design for it. “Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the rules—that the Lord your God commanded me to ...more

Solomon: Good Advice from a Bad Dad Julie Barrier

King Solomon penned Psalm 127. He was not the model father.    God dubbed made the flamboyant monarch the wisest man on earth. When you read Psalm 127, you’ll notice that it’s a paradox. Solomon blends his sagely gift and his stint as the ultimate dysfunctional father. In a way, Solomon lived ...more

Sarah: When Hiding from God is No Longer an Option Lisa Bevere

A lot can happen in a year. In Genesis 18, God visits Abraham. While sitting at the entrance of his tent, Abraham notices three men standing before him by the oaks of Mamre. Abraham runs to them, bows down, and compels them to stay, referring to them as “Lord.” After providing a lavish meal for his ...more

The Surprising Sin of Ham and Curse of Canaan Tom Terry

The sordid story of Ham is an enigma. Did God condone slavery? Why was Ham's son cursed? What made the sin of Ham so heinous?  Today I came across an interesting interpretation of scripture in Bible Study Magazine from Michael S. Heiser that brought to mind the importance of understanding the ...more

Proverbs: How to Have the Courage to Change Randy Carlson

What is it in my own life that I need to change or should change?   Change starts by first taking 100 percent responsibility for our thoughts, actions and attitudes.  It requires changing our thinking, our attitudes, and our behaviors.  This theme of the failure that many of us have – and let’s ...more

Why Should We Linger in God's Presence? Margaret Feinberg

"Wait for the Lord;    be strong, and let your heart take courage;     wait for the Lord!" Psalm 27:14 Margaret Feinberg explains why waiting in God's presence is key to experiencing God's power in our lives: “My prayer life contains so many off-ramps. Dip into distraction. Settle into ...more