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Number One Key When Working Through Relational Conflict

The first step in resolving relational conflict with someone is to examine your heart while addressing your attitude toward the person with which you have conflict. Listen to the podcast You may want to read: Rick’s 31-Day Marriage Devotional Rick’s 31-Day Parenting Devotional Rick’s 31-Day… Continue Reading …

Understanding How Your Enemy Is God’s Kindness To You

Your Enemy Is God's Kindness to You

Can God use sin sinlessly? Can God allow sinful things to happen to you? Can these sinful allowances be for your good? The answers to these questions are obvious. Listen to the podcast You may want to read: A Few Thoughts About An Unchangeable Situation… Continue Reading …

When Christianity Disappoints You: The Death Of My Brother

My brother loved God and served the church; until he was disappointed by his pastor. He walked away from Christianity because he did not expect disappointment and he did not know how to handle it. He was murdered two years later. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Abuse, Suffering, and Other Painful Disappointments

It takes grace, courage, faith, humility, patience, and a passion for wanting to grow in your walk with God. And though it’s a counterintuitive worldview, suffering is one of the primary means the Lord uses to mature us. Listen to the podcast You may want… Continue Reading …

His Needs – Her Needs Aren’t Real Needs

How do I know when my desire for love has changed into a need for love? An excellent question! Let’s start with anger. Anger is the quickest and easiest way to discern if your craving for love has jumped from a desire to need. Listen… Continue Reading …

Why We Should Embrace the Crucible Of Suffering

It is crucial to accurately recognize how God is working in you during times of suffering. There is a greater temptation to see the pain in your life as something happening to you, rather resting in a great God who is doing something in you.… Continue Reading …

Ever Tried Manipulative Praying?

There is a unique place where good and evil intersect in a Christian’s life. That place is personal suffering. What the world, flesh, and the devil mean for evil, the Lord God Almighty intends for our good (Romans 8:28). Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

Bringing God Down to My Level So I Can Argue With Him

When the circumstances are the most adverse, the temptation will be the strongest to bring God down to your level so you can argue with Him. “Letting” God be God is one of our greatest fears. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

Day 2 – Teen Devotion: Life Is Not Fair

Day 2 - Teen Devotion_ Life Is Not Fair

One of the hardest things to accept is the unfairness of life. Occasionally you’ll hear, “It’s not fair” when someone is talking about a disappointing situation. We’re at day two of your 31-day teen devotion. Let’s talk about unfairness. Listen to the podcast Read Rick’s… Continue Reading …

Day 5 – Teen Devotion: Wait Until You Get a Boss

Day 5 – Teen Devotion_ Wait Until You Get a Boss

Not getting all you want is a precursor to the rest of your life. Perhaps you believe that not getting what you want is just a child thing. It’s not! But I have some fantastic news for you. If you learn how to respond to… Continue Reading …