Godly Wisdom · James · Wisdom

Seven Tests for Avoiding Ungodly Wisdom

Last week we discussed 10 tests to ensure you are receiving godly wisdom. Not only does James 3:13-18 provide those, but he gives us seven tests of the types of wisdom or character of people to avoid when seeking godly wisdom. Bitter people give ungodly wisdom (14). Bitter people are sharp, they are harsh inter… Continue reading Seven Tests for Avoiding Ungodly Wisdom

Godly Wisdom · James · Wisdom

Ten Tests to Ensure Godly Wisdom

Is it possible to know if we are getting godly wisdom? How do we know that we aren’t just listening to our conscience, or someone that agrees with us? James 3:13-18 offers 16 tests for God’s wisdom, although it doesn’t say test, it is “lists.”  When we are searching for wisdom, this passage is a… Continue reading Ten Tests to Ensure Godly Wisdom

debt · Finances · Money · Work

Three Quick Tips From God on Money II

I started giving God’s tips on money to servers, etc., recently. You can read that article here. As Christians, God should control every area of our lives, including money. Remember, He doesn’t want that control to hurt you, but help you.  If you have been abusing money, it might not feel like help. It may… Continue reading Three Quick Tips From God on Money II

Faith · Godly Counsel · Godly Wisdom · Plan · Seek God · Trust · Wisdom

Why Christians Abuse “Just Have Faith”

We should always have faith, but that doesn’t mean we never plan anything. My last blog addressed this: Christians Should Not Always “Just Have Faith”. I laid out arguments for times to “just have faith,” and times that God calls us to plan. If in our opportunity or problem we are unsure of whether or… Continue reading Why Christians Abuse “Just Have Faith”

Faith · Godly Counsel · Plan · Planning · Wisdom

Christians Should Not Always “Just Have Faith”

Many times Christians say, “Just have faith.” The question that we are going to ask today is: “Does faith mean we don’t have to plan?”  In other words, is faith a substitute for planning? First, does God ever call us to plan?  If we believe we are to plan, are there times when we are… Continue reading Christians Should Not Always “Just Have Faith”

Grace · Marriage · Others First

Marriage Tips From I Corinthians Part 2

This is part of a series on marriage tips from the passage I Corinthians 13. As was stated in the first blog, I Corinthians isn’t a passage just in regards to marriage. The Christian philosophy of how to love others can easily be applied as well. Last time we listed three practical tips on marriage:… Continue reading Marriage Tips From I Corinthians Part 2

Cross · Easter · Jesus

The Mystery of the Main Street Cross on Easter Weekend

For those who live in my community of Forest City, you probably know by now that there was an interesting “coincidence” that happened recently. A man was sitting in the parking lot on Main Street waiting for the grocery store to open, and next door, on the building owned by Frugal Living a cross appeared.… Continue reading The Mystery of the Main Street Cross on Easter Weekend

Corona Virus · Encouragement · Healing · Health · Health Care Workers · Jesus · Rest

Encouraging Words for Health Care Workers

April 2020 finds us in a world pandemic of the Corona Virus. If you happen to stumble onto this down the road, the truths still apply because the great thing about Scripture is it is timely and timeless. Today I want to encourage health care workers who risk their lives to care for others. Before… Continue reading Encouraging Words for Health Care Workers

anxiety · Encouragement · Faith · Fear · God's Word · Worry

Five Helps With Anxiety and Worry

Although life’s struggles create worry or anxiety, know that God speaks to those things. Here are five quick verses God can use to help and encourage you through dark days. THROW YOUR ANXIETY TO GOD: I Peter 5:6-7 says, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He… Continue reading Five Helps With Anxiety and Worry

anxiety · Corona Virus · Corporate Worship · David · Hope

Feeling Fearful and Alone?

We  attend church because our faith in Christ means a lot to us. It is the foundation of who we are. When we struggle with life issues, we come to church with those burdens. We are encouraged through the service. Our spirits are lifted up through singing, reminding us how great God is and how… Continue reading Feeling Fearful and Alone?