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Bible reading plans for the New Year

January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Bible Reading, Bible Study, Books & Reading, Goals, New Year, Resources, Time with God|Tags: , , , , , |

The New Year is upon us and, although you can start following a reading plan at any time of the year, now is an excellent time to start! The big decision, though, is which plan? And how much time will it take? For some of us, reading the whole Bible in a year is a [...]

When peace eludes you in the pre-Christmas rush

December 9th, 2016|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Stress, Time with God|Tags: , , , , |

Hello Ladies Sometimes, in the frantic rush to get everything done, the peace of the season seems to elude us. Below is a list of potential things that happen at this time of year which may contribute to increased stress during the December period. See if any of these ring a bell! Shopping for gifts [...]

Encountering God

October 28th, 2016|Categories: Devotionals, Hearing God, Time with God|Tags: , , , , , |

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.  - Ephesians 1:17 In 1 Kings 19, we read that Elijah believed he was the only man left who was following God.  As a prophet [...]

The Holy of Holies

July 1st, 2016|Categories: Devotionals, Heart Issues, Prayer, Time with God|Tags: , , , , |

Which room in your home is your favourite? Researchers once surveyed people about their favourite room in the house. The top answer was the kitchen. People love that one. Perhaps yours is the kitchen too, or maybe somewhere else? Most husbands said theirs was the bedroom. Moms of young children said their favourite room was [...]

How to talk to God

March 28th, 2016|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Prayer, Time with God|Tags: , , , |

Do you wonder if God is out there listening? Do you question if He cares? Many of us want to talk to God—to pray—but we don’t know how to start. Here are some things that might help:  You don’t need a specific place to pray . . . but finding “a prayer place” might help. [...]

9 reasons why I read my Bible every day

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 [...]

Bible reading—a vital spiritual discipline

March 11th, 2016|Categories: Bible Reading, Bible Study, Hearing God, Spiritual Growth, Time with God, Waiting on God|Tags: , , , , , , |

All occupations have certain disciplines that go with being good at what you do. For example, anyone involved in the medical profession develops the discipline of regularly washing their hands! (One should hope so!) There are personal disciplines too, which if not developed, can result in disastrous consequences; the discipline of brushing your teeth before [...]

How God speaks through the Bible

February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Bible Reading, Bible Study, Devotionals, Hearing God, Time with God|Tags: , , , , |

2 Timothy 3:16 (MSG) says, “Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way.” Do you sometimes wonder if Timothy was reading the same Bible as you?  A friend recently admitted to me, “I don't know how to read [...]

5 exercises to help build your spiritual muscles

January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Christian Service, Devotionals, Goals, Heart Issues, Mentoring, Ministry, Prayer, Serving, Sharing Your Faith, Spiritual Growth, Time with God, Waiting on God|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“I’m beginning to think it’s impossible to live a successful Christian life!” Jennifer exclaimed after a long, stressful day. “I get so discouraged. When I worship with other believers, I feel joyful and right with God. Then a new week begins with work, kids, problems, and ‘poof!’ – I’m back to the old Jennifer. Why [...]

One way to enter 2015 on purpose

February 9th, 2015|Categories: Goals, Hearing God, Prayer, Time with God, Waiting on God|Tags: , , , , |

I’m not really into making New Years Resolutions. I find that by the middle of January I already haven’t exercised as much as I told myself I would or I’ve failed to actually do the study units of the course I signed up for. And then I start feeling bad about myself, and I find [...]

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