Devotional: Don’t Give Up

Devotional: Don’t Give Up

“Here is a call for the endurance of the saints” (Revelation 14:12). We all long for rest from the fatigue of living. God placed the desire for rest in our souls, and he promises to fulfill it: “I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish” (Jeremiah 31:25). The “Now” and “Not […]

What makes up a healthy genuine friendship?

What makes up a healthy genuine friendship?

Anybody can say they have a “friendship,” but acquaintances are often what’s more common in our society today. When you “friend” somebody on Facebook it’s not a true act of “befriending”– not really, it’s a contact point, an acquaintance. A healthy – real – friendship is not easy to come by. It takes prayer, purposeful effort and lots […]

Devotional: He lifts our heads

Devotional: He lifts our heads

Life has a way of beating us down – there is always more to do and there are always setbacks and discouragement . So many things, so many experiences make us hang our heads. Sometimes from shame, possibly from confusion, perhaps from exhaustion, maybe a sense of defeat or overwhelming grief. We hang our heads.  Psalm […]

Research Showing Harmful Effects of Caffeine

Research Showing Harmful Effects of Caffeine

If you rely on caffeine to wake you up and keep you going, you aren’t alone. Caffeine is used by millions of people every day to increase wakefulness, alleviate fatigue, and improve concentration and focus. Caffeine is a chemical found in coffee, tea, cola, guarana, mate, and other products. Caffeine is a drug and can […]

Jesus is Lord over the storm

Jesus is Lord over the storm

None of us is promised immunity to the storms of life.   Just because God is on our side it does not necessarily mean that life is always blissful.    In the fury of a storm, we are reminded that we are not in control of this place. We do not run the show. And we are vulnerable […]

Letting Go

Letting Go

Sometimes it’s hard to keep loving.  Sometimes it’s hard to love without conditions.  Sometimes such unconditional love seems misplaced, even foolhardy.  We believe that if such love were offered indiscriminately, people would be given free rein to behave in any way they want without suffering any negative consequences.  If, on the other hand, we put […]

Jesus lived a simple life

Jesus lived a simple life

One of the biggest challenges we face in our frazzled (physically & mentally exhausting) and hurried, fast paced society is living a simple life. We long for the simple things of life without all the demanding interruptions. We have so much information and “things to do” coming at us we forget how to turn it […]