Feelings vs. Faith

“In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37 Have you ever felt defeated in life or in your circumstances? Have you ever felt your future is defeated as well? The definition of the word “defeat” is the act of being overcome, a setback, overthrown, brought to nothing; frustration,…

The Gift of Forgiveness

“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” Matthew 6:14 Do you realize that forgiving someone is actually a gift to yourself and holding onto unforgiveness actually leads to bitterness and pain that keep you stuck in a cycle of negative thoughts and emotions? Forgiving…

No Pain No Gain

All athletes are disciplined in their training.  They do it to win a prize. 1 Corinthians 9:25 Are you a self-starter when it comes to going to the gym?  Honestly, I’m not.  I purposely need to make a workout date with a friend, to keep me from rescheduling or postponing the inevitable, productive pain that comes…

Unanswered Prayers

“He makes everything work out according to His plan.” Ephesians 1:11 I can relate to Garth Brooks’ famous song “Unanswered prayers.” The chorus of the song goes like this: Sometimes I thank God, for unanswered prayers Remember when you’re talkin’, to the man upstairs And just because he doesn’t answer, doesn’t mean he don’t care Some…