Adopted

Have you ever thought about adoption? Have you wondered how your life would have been different if you had been adopted into another family? Would you have had a better life? Would your chosen profession be different? Many of us have been adopted into another family, even if not legally. When we get married, weContinue reading “Adopted”

Peace and Conformity

Are you looking for peace? Do you want to belong? Would you like to be part of an organization or group of people who appreciate you and welcome you in? How welcoming are you? Are you open to changing your outlook? We all want to feel as though we belong. We seek approval. We wantContinue reading “Peace and Conformity”

Peace Through Love

Yesterday, we covered some peace principles. Today, we continue that discussion as Paul provides those same principles in simpler terms. As he is writing to the church in Colossae, he gives them (and us) a rapid-fire lesson on how to live as Christians. In Colossians 3:1-17, Paul rattles off a series of reasons for usContinue reading “Peace Through Love”

Are You Thankful?

Are you thankful? Do you live a thankful life? What does a thankful life look like? We all get caught up in our daily lives of school, work, parenting, sports, and watching too much TV. Today’s society needs something occupying its mind every moment of every day and we wonder why we can’t sleep at night.Continue reading “Are You Thankful?”

Attitude of Gratitude

Is being at peace a struggle for you? What fills your thoughts most of the time? Do you sing praises to God, even if only in your mind? What fills your heart? Is it gratitude? For what reason do you do all that you do? We are often thinking about many things at once. OurContinue reading “Attitude of Gratitude”

Thanks In Prayer

How is your prayer life? Do you pray every day? How about multiple times per day? What do you pray about? Are your prayers all about you, your family, your friends, your wants? Do you include thanking God in your prayers? We can all be a little selfish at times. We look at our needs,Continue reading “Thanks In Prayer”

Root of Thankfulness

How do you live your life? What or who are you rooted in? Does that root go deep or is it shallow and spread out like a spider web? Do you receive the nourishment you need to strengthen you, or do you wither when it gets hot? It may seem odd to compare ourselves toContinue reading “Root of Thankfulness”

The Peace of Christ

What are you searching for? What is it you yearn for more than anything? Can you put your finger on it? Do you know what it is you long for down deep within your heart? Do you know where you can find it? All of us are longing for something. We run off in searchContinue reading “The Peace of Christ”

Blessing’s For God’s Glory

Why do you want God to bless you? Is it out of selfish ambition? Is it so you can have more? Or is it so that God will be praised? Is it so God’s plan will be executed? Too often it is for our own benefit and not God’s. We don’t like to think ofContinue reading “Blessing’s For God’s Glory”

Caring For All

How well do you take care of your brothers and sisters? Are you caring for them with love? Are you being hospitable to people you don’t know? Are you caring for those who are being mistreated and suffering from injustice? Many of us will care for our brothers and sisters. We care for our immediateContinue reading “Caring For All”