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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 …

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 …

Just When You Thought Things Were Going Well…

God operates with purpose. There is always a plan behind the madness that is in our lives. Our initial and most important job is to adjust our attitudes to theocentric ways so we can discern and respond appropriately to Him and others. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

Seven Step Template For Change When Trouble Comes

Let’s Start Here: Are you problem-centered or God-centered? A quick way to analyze this question is by assessing your most common responses to the problems the Lord brings to your life. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or… Continue Reading …

Admitting Failure Gives You a Second Chance From God

“God is a God of second chances.” Have you ever heard that expression? It is one of those things we say about God. It is a Christian cliché, and it is a good one. If you are a Christian, you have received a second chance.… Continue Reading …

When God Hurls a Storm At You

What do you think about when a storm comes into your life? When things are dreadful for you, how do you reflect on what’s happening? Where does your mind go? This article deals with those questions. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

Do You Understand the Point of Your Trouble?

How do you think about the trouble in your life? I counsel a lot of Christians who have a lot of trouble in their lives. In a way, they are modern-day representations of Jonah–they are being swallowed up by their difficulties. Listen to Rick read… Continue Reading …

Marriage Day 28 – God Is There Before You Get There

Marriage Day 28 - God Is There Before You Get There

You may not know where your marriage is leading you, but this one thing I want you to know: Regardless of your journey, you can rest assured that God is well ahead of you and has made many preparations before you arrive. Like a great… Continue Reading …