5 Reasons Anger is the New Epidemic Carey Nieuwhof

"Now is the time to cast off and throw away all these rotten garments of anger, hatred, cursing, and dirty language." Colossians 3:8 NLT So much is changing so quickly in our culture. One of the things that is changing quickly is how deeply we seem to hate each other. I wish I could say ...more

Temptation Needs a Warning Label Lysa TerKeurst

Have you ever made a decision you knew deep down wasn’t right, but it seemed completely justifiable in your situation? Maybe you’ve been lonely in your marriage for a really long time, so it seems understandable that you’d seek companionship from a man who isn’t your husband. Or, you know you need ...more

How to Understand Your Child's Behavior Kevin Leman

It was 8:00 p.m. and we nearly had a family riot. We had another 2 loads to move. I had said we’d only work until 8:00 pm. One child, said “You said we’d only work til 8:00 and it is 8:00.” Another said, “We were going to play a family game tonight and it will be too late if we do another trip.” ...more

The Fatal Disease of Ingratitude Francis Frangipane

The very quality of your life, whether you love it or hate it, is based upon how thankful you are toward God. It is one's attitude that determines whether life unfolds into a place of blessedness or wretchedness. Indeed, looking at the same rose bush, some people complain that the roses have ...more

Top Ten List to Build a Lasting Marriage Randy Carlson

1.     Forgive Quickly. The Bible speaks of keeping “short accounts.” In other words, don’t hold on to anger. Keep your marriage “current” instead of bottling up past issues, only to release them one day in an angry volley. “… be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God ...more

Mad Men and God Tommy Nelson

This past Sunday you may have heard me make a possible puzzling statement… “Pure rationalism will lead to irrationalism.”  What does that mean? Let me explain.  Man’s reason and senses enable him to navigate the physical world around him.  Such is the common grace bestowed by a reasonable God who ...more

Let's Put First Things First Max Lucado

Max Lucado teaches that God never gave us leftovers. He gave us His best! "Suppose I were to drop by your house holding a foil-covered saucer. “Hello, friend,” I say. “A few days back Denalyn made a strawberry cake. It was so good. It came out of the oven hot, moist, and sweet. I wish you could ...more

Can We Learn in Heaven? Randy Alcorn

I heard a pastor say, “There will be no more learning in Heaven.” One writer says that in Heaven, “Activities such as investigation, comprehending and probing will never be necessary. Our understanding will be complete.” [1] In a Gallup poll of people’s perspectives about Heaven, only 18 percent ...more

My Life Verse for the New Year Abby Wetherbee

I’ve decided that my verse for the new year is Jeremiah 29:11-13. I’m usually not one to post about the new year. However, the lessons I’ve learned from studying these verses were ones I feel I need to share. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to ...more

A Barrier Christmas Concert Julie Barrier

My most precious memories are Christmas memories. Don’t laugh, but I composed my first carol on my toy piano at the age of three. “Little Angel” didn’t top the charts, but it was my Happy Birthday song to Baby Jesus. Roger’s Living Nativity shepherd debut made him appreciate spending a cold night ...more