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How to be Confident in a Crisis

How to be Confident in a Crisis

The Storms of Life The Bible teaches us that there are three kinds of storms in life: storms that we bring on ourselves (like Samson and his self-induced troubles), storms that God causes (like the one that Jesus stilled on Lake Galilee), and storms that other people...

Conflict Resolution – Learn to Fight Fair

Conflict Resolution – Learn to Fight Fair

Conflict – two or more people trying to occupy the same space or control the same resources.   Fighting Fair Learning to handle conflict correctly is the tunnel to intimacy. (1 Corinthians 14:32-33, NKJV)Believe that every conflict can be resolved if both parties...

Bullying

Bullying

Bullying can come in a lot of ways, but it often comes in one of four forms: Verbal: Includes name calling, teasing, and racial or ethnic slurs Social: Spreading rumors, leaving people out of activities, and turning on friends Physical: Includes hitting, punching,...

Body Image

Body Image

We are bombarded every day with the media’s perception of beauty and how people should look. These false views often cause us to struggle with our own self-image and appearance.  But comparing ourselves to others—especially models and celebrities is unhealthy and...

Anxiety and Worry

Anxiety and Worry

Anxiety is different from fear in that it lacks an object or adequate cause. It is normal to be concerned about things we value; to not do so would demonstrate a lack of care. Pray Prayer is the first step in casting all your anxiety on Christ. (Philippians 4:6) Ask...

Anxiety

Anxiety

Circumstances in life sometimes cause us to feel anxious or depressed. But God is stronger than any difficulty we face, and He will help us through it all. God loves you. Jesus died for you. He has risen and wants to give you a life of freedom. Hold on to those facts....

Anger – Bob Moorehead

Anger – Bob Moorehead

“A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.” Proverbs 29:11 Many people who aren’t necessarily physically abusive make life miserable for those around them through their cutting words and lack of patience. In fact, almost everyone...

The Truth about Anger

The Truth about Anger

Anger artificially helps us feel in control, when we are really out of control. Anger falsely helps us feel powerful when we feel powerless. Anger is a secondary emotion that comes as a result of Hurt, Frustration or Insecurity. Hurt = Real or Perceived Unmet Needs...

Adversity – Why is this happening to me?

Adversity – Why is this happening to me?

How should we respond when other people cause us trouble? When family rejects us? When a good friend double-crosses us? When a colleague at work lies about us? A prime example of suffering from the troubles brought on by other people is Joseph of the Old Testament,...

Adultery: Active or Contemplating

Adultery: Active or Contemplating

If you are having an affair or contemplating having an affair, we want you to know that God loves you and has a better plan for you. Adultery can be physical and/or emotional in nature. At its very core, adultery begins with the desire to escape from your current...

Adultery

Adultery

“But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.” Ephesians 5:3 The pain is indescribable! You and I can’t even begin to calculate it. I’m talking about the...

Food Addiction

Food Addiction

But the fruit of the Spirit is…self-control Galatians 5:22-23 Some 20-30% of all Americans are significantly overweight. Almost 20% of Americans are currently involved in some kind of weight-loss program, some on their fourth or fifth try. Makers of diet foods, pills,...

Alcoholism – Bob Moorehead

Alcoholism – Bob Moorehead

“They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity – for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him.” 2 Peter 2:19 Addiction to anything apart from Jesus Christ is sin. It’s true that almost any addiction may make a person sick. But to excuse...

Addiction – Christian Counseling

Addiction – Christian Counseling

In many societies, but especially our own, thousands of individuals are addicted to alcohol, drugs, television, compulsive spending, sexual immorality, smoking, overeating, and a host of other behaviors. Workaholism (the addiction to work) has almost become a badge...

Addictions – The Road to Recovery

Addictions – The Road to Recovery

Eight Principles Based on the Beatitudes  #1 - Realize I’m not God. I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable. “Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor.” (Matthew 5:3) #2 - Earnestly believe...

Addiction – 12 Steps and Their Biblical Comparison

Addiction – 12 Steps and Their Biblical Comparison

#1 We admit we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable. “I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.” (Romans...

Addiction

Addiction

If an addiction is causing problems in your life, know that God loves you and offers freedom and hope for a better future. If you will admit you need help, God will help you. Your next step is to confess to God and another person that you have a problem. Ask Him to...

12 Facts About Russia and Ukraine

12 Facts About Russia and Ukraine

“You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my source of hope.” Psalm 119:114, NLT #1 - God is still reigning over the nations. “God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne.” (Psalm 47:8) #2 - God is still in control of everything. “Praise the...