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Carol Alexander

About Carol Alexander

Carol is married to Paul and they have two wonderful children and two grandchildren. She has lived on four continents, traveled to over 50 countries and preached in most of them. She is passionate about Jesus and His Kingdom and has just published her memoir, Wild Hope. She has a PhD in practical theology and currently serves as Director of the Graduate School at Trinity Bible College, North Dakota.

Be better than you, not better than others!

2017-02-16T00:43:16+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Confidence, Contentment, Heart Issues, Identity in Christ, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

The comparison trap The only way to thrive in life is to be yourself—to flourish where you are right under the patch of grass God has placed you on. The dangerous mistake so many of us make is that we compare ourselves with others. Brennan Manning made the observation that "we are all cracked pots". In [...]

4 reasons why you should affirm your spouse publicly!

2017-02-16T00:44:13+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Categories: Marriage|Tags: , , |

I am so thankful for my marriage.  God has blessed our lives abundantly and we have enjoyed forty wonderful years of life together. One thing I am aware of is—the health of my relationship with Paul is integral to everything else I do.  If our relationship is unstable every aspect of my life is in [...]

3 vital steps to ensure a healthy heart

2017-09-22T00:54:45+00:00 July 25th, 2016|Categories: Forgiveness, Heart Issues, Spiritual Growth|Tags: , , , |

I love being with happy people! There is something so contagious about their joyful and fun filled lives. On the other hand, I avoid the company of miserable and bitter people. They are not pleasant to be around. Why? Because generally they are full of complaints, their countenance is dark and they exude an atmosphere [...]

Don’t give people permission to hurt you

2017-09-22T00:56:11+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Categories: God's Perspective, Heart Issues, Ministry, Overcoming Anger, Relationships, Spiritual Growth|Tags: , , , , |

I was standing at my kitchen sink washing dishes My mood was dark as I pondered a couple of mean spirited people in our church. "How could they be so critical?" I said to myself. We were pastoring a large church in Australia, working hard, doing our best, and all this couple could do was [...]

Can I really do all things through Christ?

2017-09-22T00:56:41+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Categories: Contentment, Overcoming, Perseverance, Suffering, Trials|Tags: , , , , , |

Paul was in prison when he wrote Philippians I love the book of Philippians! It is full of encouragement and exhortation for our daily lives. What makes it such an exceptional epistle, in my view, is that when Paul wrote this letter it was from his prison cell where conditions were dismal and he was deprived [...]

6 strategies for overcoming jealousy

2017-09-22T00:57:32+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Categories: Heart Issues, Overcoming, The Sinful Nature|Tags: , , |

I don't know about you, but it is difficult for me to admit that I have had feelings of jealousy about someone. I never enjoy sharing those raw and barbaric parts of my nature. And yet, it is true to say that I have often envied people in my lifetime. The older I get the [...]

Practising the fruit of self-control

2017-09-22T00:58:34+00:00 April 7th, 2016|Categories: Fruit of the Spirit, Heart Issues, Overcoming, Spiritual Warfare|Tags: , , |

Many years ago I knew a lady who continually made excuses for herself and her husband. They were both professional people, but they had a number of personal issues. She would often say, "People need to learn to accept us as we are." The problem was that they had no intention of working on their [...]

9 reasons why I read my Bible every day

2017-09-22T00:59:19+00:00 March 16th, 2016|Categories: Bible Reading, Spiritual Growth, Time with God, Waiting on God|Tags: , , , |

I have been pondering God's word, and the older I grow the more I love His word and find myself becoming more and more dependent upon God and my Bible. Current research reveals that Christian young people do not read and study their Bible as older generations did. Our knowledge of God’s word is slipping [...]

Life Is Short—Have An Affair

2015-11-14T14:03:00+00:00 November 13th, 2015|Categories: Marriage, Relationships, The Sinful Nature|Tags: , , |

My 47-year-old cousin was brutally murdered some months ago. He was having a barbecue with his family when some armed men barged into his home and murdered him.  So I am aware of the brevity of life. The Ashley Madison website* acknowledges that life goes by all too quickly, but they fail to inform their [...]

We Did It God’s Way—Married 39 Years and Loving It!

2016-08-07T22:38:44+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Categories: Marriage, Relationships, Seasons of Life, Testimony|Tags: , , , |

What a ride! This year marks 39 years of marriage to my husband. I know we live in a day and age where many relationships seem to be faltering, however, I do think it is important to herald our milestones and celebrate them. Love at first sight! Paul and I met each other when we [...]

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