10 Ways to De-Stress

Pray and meditate on Scripture.Through our personal time of prayer and meditation on God’s Word, we will find the “peace that passes understanding.” Spending time in God’s presence helps us remember who we are and how very much we are loved. Scripture tells us Jesus often went to a placed by Himself and prayed.

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Never Give Up Hope

As followers of Jesus, courageously living out our faith in today’s world can sometimes feel like being stranded on a deserted island that is surrounded by shark-infested waters. We can become physically and spiritually exhausted as we deal with wave after wave of difficult relationships, disappointing circumstances, persistent addictions and sins, and the anxiety and suffering that are an unavoidable part of life in this world.

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Alistair Begg on the Basics of Marriage

Dear Friend, Learning how to swing a golf club successfully is not easy, but it is straightforward. One of my heroes, Byron Nelson, entitled his autobiography How I Played the Game. In 1945 he won 18 tournaments, 11 of them consecutively. The key to his success lay not in spectacular displays of individual talent but in his ability to “do the basics” well and with consistency. As in golf, so too in ...

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Living The Easy Life

Ever think life would be easier if we could pick and choose our relationships? Just spend time with the people we like, and who like us? Handpicked, no stress- no drama people. That would be Utopian, right? The Good and Bad news is, that’s pretty much impossible to do if we truly are followers of Christ. That person or people who rub you the wrong way are placed in your life ...

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The Secret of a Blessed Marriage

Read Matthew 5:31-32. At this point in Jewish history, there was a debate raging between Pharisees and other teachers of the law. It concerned a foundational issue from God's Law: marriage and divorce. You see, Deuteronomy 24:1 describes a certain situation in which a man divorces his wife because she becomes "displeasing to him" because "he finds something indecent about her."

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What role does obedience play in the Christian life?

Many have tried to create a friction between the concepts of grace and obedience. However, grace and obedience are related and beautifully compatible. Romans 6:17 states that we believers have become “obedient from the heart.” By grace, we have been gifted with a new, righteous heart that is obedient to God. This is why we can afford to live under grace and watch as God grows us up as obedient ...

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The Excellent Servant of Jesus Christ

Servanthood isn’t typically synonymous with leadership. In the political and secular realms, leaders are generally people who spend their lives being served rather than serving others. The most visible segments of religion seem to reflect the same attitude as well. Popes and prosperity preachers spend their lives surrounded by an entourage of minions waiting upon their every whim. 

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