Yearly Archive:: 2011

Sin

From The Archives: Not Feeling It

Some years I get all caught up in the warm fuzzies of Christmas. My eyes tear up during candlelight service on Christmas Eve. I read the Christmas story with wonder. But some years the story seems too familiar. My to-do list seems too important. I want to get caught up in Christmas cheer, but I find myself thinking, I’m just not feeling it.

Hope For The Bullies

I doubt that any of us would actually label ourselves as bullies. No one sets out to be the mean girl at their school, church, or home. Even so, I bet there are some of you who are the source of pain, rejection, or violence in the lives of someone else.

Hope For The Bullied

If you feel picked on, misunderstood, tormented, or ignored, you are in good company. Jesus Himself endured these very things, and His Word is not silent on your circumstances. In fact, the Bible is chock-full of words of hope and encouragement just for you.

Steps Toward Removing An Idol

I know removing an idol from your life might be hard and uncomfortable, but God commands us to “love the Lord your God with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength” and to “do all things to the glory of God.” So if we aren’t doing that, then we aren’t going to be happy and satisfied.