Monthly Archive: July 2015

July 31 STOP TRYING TO CONTROL EVERYTHING 2 Comments

Stop Trying to Control Everything (2)

If you find that you are overly controlling, try doing these three things: 1) Rather than dreading your helplessness, embrace it as a place of strength. It positions you to experience God’s power. ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for...

July 30 STOP TRYING TO CONTROL EVERYTHING 1 Comments

Stop Trying to Control Everything (1)

Without self-control we end up hurting ourselves, but when we become overly controlling of ourselves or others, it’s an indication that we’re not trusting God enough. In the final analysis God alone determines our outcomes. So: ‘Trust in the Lord...

July 29 HOW TO TEST YOUR THOUGHTS 1 Comments

How to Test Your Thoughts

You will never be any better, wiser or happier than the thoughts that influence you. You say, ‘I can’t help it; these thoughts just come into my mind.’ Yes, you can! ‘The weapons we fight with…have divine power to demolish...

July 28 FROM GUESSWORK TO GUIDANCE Comments

From Guesswork to Guidance

You can know God’s will for your life. He promises, ‘I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go.’ His Word says, ‘In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths’ (Proverbs 3:6...

July 27 BEYOND THE MYTHS OF PARENTING 2 Comments

Beyond the Myths of Parenting (2)

Here are another two parenting myths. 1) Good parents always produce good children. If only that were so, but it’s not! Even when you do all the right things, your children get to make their own choices in life. Cain...

July 26 BEYOND THE MYTHS OF PARENTING 1 Comments

Beyond the Myths of Parenting (1)

Here are two myths of parenting: 1) Good parents always keep tidy homes. We think our house should look picture-perfect, so we get upset when our children turn it upside down. However, an obsession with neatness can result in missing...

July 25 FORGIVENESS BEGINS THE HEALING PROCESS Comments

Forgiveness Begins the Healing Process

The hardest offences to forgive are committed by the people who are closest to us. Why? Because we have to live with them every day! When we’re young, our emotions are so intense that wounds and injuries may stay with...

July 24 ARE YOU AFRAID OF LOSING SOMEONE Comments

Are You Afraid of Losing Someone?

Who’s the one person whose death you dread most? Is it causing you anxiety? If so, begin to put these things into practice: 1) Ask God for the grace to accept death as an inevitable part of life. Both you...

July 23 THE POWER OF GOD’S WORD 2 Comments

The Power of God’s Word (2)

Observe: 1) ‘The commandments of the Lord are right…’ When people like Plato and Shakespeare speak, the effect of their words on us depends on what we bring to the process. Some of us may be informed and entertained, while...

July 22 THE POWER OF GOD’S WORD 1 Comments

The Power of God’s Word (1)

Of all the words ever spoken, only ‘…the word of God is alive and powerful’ (Hebrews 4:12 NLT). So when you read your Bible, you tap into a life-changing force. Let’s look at some of the wonderful characteristics and effects...