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Reflective Study On Victimhood and the Need for Hope

Reflective Study On Victimhood and the Need for Hope

Living in hope while resisting the temptation of victimhood can be the hurt person’s most significant struggle. Hope is vital when bad things happen to any of us. Too often, legitimate victims place their hope on the wrong things, even if it’s anger or revenge.… Continue Reading …

Manipulating Others With the Things That Have Happened to You

Overcoming past disappointments are hard enough in themselves. But sometimes, our inability to move forward is self-inflicted, as we use our past disappointments to gain acceptance, love, respect, and pity from others. Biff was such a person. Clinging to the past, not only gave him… Continue Reading …

You Have the Right to Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin

Imagine being untethered from the controlling opinions of others. Imagine not thinking about what other people think about you. Imagine being so connected to God that your daily experience is the enjoyment of His pleasure. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud,… Continue Reading …

Fussy Parents Make Insecure Kids

Parents have the opportunity to export security or insecurity to their children. The type of behavior they exhibit to their children will have a generational impact on them, either for good or evil. Shaping influences are powerful. Though parenting does not save a child, the… Continue Reading …

When Education Becomes Deadly To a Child’s Soul

An unguarded strength is a double weakness. One of the more common strengths parents want their children to have is education. If the parents are not wise in how they try to create this passion in their child, they can set the child up for… Continue Reading …

You Cannot Need Someone and Love Someone Equally

Jamal was born into a dysfunctional home. He told me that he did not remember a time when his parents were not arguing. He is 14-years old, almost 15. He said there were many nights when he would curl up in his bed, hug his bear-y, and… Continue Reading …

Day 26 – Teen Devotion: Controlled By the Opinions of Others

Day 26 - Teen Devotion_ Controlled By the Opinions of Others

Being controlled by other people’s opinions is a problem that every person struggles with to varying degrees. Biblically it is called fear of man. This term is typically more recognizable by such labels as peer-pressure, codependency, and insecurity. Listen to the podcast Read Rick’s 31-Day… Continue Reading …

Day 24 – The Best Thing Some Parents Can Do Is Stop Parenting

31-Day Parenting Devotion Day 24 
THE BEST THING SOME PARENTS CAN DO IS STOP PARENTING What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:9) Listen to the podcast Our… Continue Reading …

Day 29 – One Reason Children Rebel Against Their Parents

31-Day Parenting Devotion Day 29 
ONE REASON CHILDREN REBEL AGAINST THEIR PARENTS There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. (1 John 4:18) Listen to… Continue Reading …

It’s “Okay” to Be Gay, and You Need to Know Why

The millennial culture is reared differently from the rest of us. The “moral lines” were clear for you and me: sin was a sin, and it was evident, e.g., being gay is sinful. However, the Millennials have been bombarded by the media with the “acceptance… Continue Reading …