Tag Archives: Christian life skills

Electronic Friendships – Are They Enough?

“It’s better for us to eat a Twinkie with a friend than to eat broccoli alone.” This is a quote I heard recently when studying the idea that God has created us with a connection requirement. Yet our world teaches us superficial love. We’ve become increasingly more self-reliant, depending on no one for anything as […]

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Conduits of Salt and Light

Jesus Teaches about Salt and Light This morning I decided to look up the word conduit. In Webster’s online dictionary, a conduit is a pipe or channel for conveying fluids, such as water. Or it can be a tube or duct for enclosing electric wires or cable. A conduit is a means by which something […]

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Expect a Blessing

I looked up the word expectation in the dictionary and wasn’t surprised by what I found. Expectation is the act or the state of expecting, an expectant mental attitude, something we look forward to, or a prospect of a future good or profit. Christians have expectations. They expect honor, security, prosperity, and freedom from fear. These are called blessings and most believe that they come from God. However, there is […]

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Trials Now, Blessings Later

Charles Stanley, in his Handbook for Christian Living, stated, “Becoming a child of God will cost you nothing because it cost Christ everything. However, becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ could possibly cost a great deal.” In the book of Luke, chapter 6, verses 20-23, Jesus is talking to his disciples. He turns to them […]

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Jesus Gives Instructions for Life

The Beatitudes (Be Attitudes) Matthew 5   3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. […]

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Truth Revealed

If you hold to My teaching, you are really My disciples. Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.  John 8:31b-32 Fay was a trusting person, or at least, that’s the excuse she gave when Tyke left her in the middle of the night a week ago. He’d told her he […]

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Past is Past

Therefore do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 Cor. 4: 16-17 Rachel grasped the piano leg, waiting for the next blow. Her father’s leather belt […]

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Worry, A Waste of Time

If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him.  Matt. 7:11 Josh was in trouble. He’d tried to stop his wife from leaving, grabbed her arm, and now he was sitting in […]

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Anger No More

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is not law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.  Gal. 5:22-24 Sherie’s face was fused with the red hue of anger, loud obnoxious, out […]

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Permission to Say ‘NO’

Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28     Janet buckled the baby into his car seat, slammed the door of the small SUV her husband just bought her, and sat in the driver’s seat. For the next three hours, she was the family taxi […]

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