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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life

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"When we go through tough times, our enemy is hopelessness, our enemy is despair," bestselling author Max Lucado tells Crosswalk.com. Lucado's latest book is titled You'll Get Through This, and his aim in writing it is to encourage anyone walking through life's valleys that they can visit the mountaintop again. www.maxlucado.com
Crowds saw the supernatural acts Jesus performed and still determined He was not the Messiah or the one they wanted. When Christians try to share their faith with others and are hit with rejection, Jesus models what to do next.
To be light and to be set apart, revere God and His Word against the backdrop of a world that doesn’t. Shine brightly as you live carefully, blamelessly, and reverently for Jesus.
As Christians, we are called to be salt and light. So before you share a post, first verify the veracity. Not sure? Don’t post it. If you're sure it's true, then ask if it passes the Ephesians 4:29 test: Is it wholesome? Does it build others up? Does it benefit all who read it?

Pastors

Pastors / Leadership

Pastor Features

A recent article in the Atlantic cited 17 questions every college should be asking. The point was that “we need a serious conversation about the future of America’s universities.” They're right. We do. And there are questions we can be asking of the church, too.
Hundreds of thousands of Christians are exposed to prosperity Gospel (false doctrine) teachings weekly. This can cause a great many to walk away from the faith when they discover that God does not reward all giving in a financial, material sense and that not all suffering has a harvest at the end of a famine.
Many of our churches have gotten far astray from God’s plan of making the church a fellowship of believers in a hostile world. Let's make sure we're not turning church into a self-righteous club for spiritual snobs.
American culture functions in ways that often marginalize people with disabilities. Imagine the challenges of being a wheelchair user and traveling by plane, or being a blind person placing an order at a restaurant. The obstacles can be daily for those with disabilities to partake in even the most common activities. Church is no exception, and oftentimes, people with disabilities experience church to be a difficult place to get connected. It is estimated that less than 2% of deaf people in America have a relationship with Jesus, according to statistics from Gate Communications. The opportunity is ripe to help people with disabilities find their home in a local church. It is possible to host specific events for people with disabilities and make adjustments so that church can be a more welcoming place. Here are five ways churches can reach out to and make modifications for people with disabilities. Photo Credit: ©Unsplash/KristinaPaparo

Parenting

Parenting

Parenting Features

Let’s dig a little deeper to figure out what is really going on with the anxious girls we love, and how we can maybe understand and help before the problem gets worse.
Monica Swanson, author of BOY MOM, shares how she prepares her sons to make the right kinds of friends, and therefore the right kinds of influences.
God’s Word is living because its author is living. Children grow up, life moves on, but God’s Word always soothes our fragmented places.
Even after all the experience we got with our own children, navigating relationships for grandparents is still tricky territory. Here are 5 types of conversations to avoid.

Finances

Finances

Featured Articles on Finances

Have you ever wondered what happens between “I do” and “we’re done”? No one wants to get divorced. Not even those celebrity unions that seem doomed from the start. They don’t want it. No one wants the pain and wreckage of divorce. A bride and groom gaze down that aisle and envision a future of dedicated teamwork fulfilling hopes and dreams. Photo Courtesy: Thinkstock
Paying off an insurmountable amount of debt did not begin with a plan, a budget, or even an agreement. Instead, our journey to financial freedom began with a shared dream.
If you’re struggling to manage your money but can’t seem to change unhealthy behaviors (like spending too much) there’s hope.
Tithing can be murky waters for believers, especially when we're buried in debt. Is there just one biblical answer to the question?

Homeschool

Homeschool

Home School Features

Monica Swanson, author of BOY MOM, shares how she prepares her sons to make the right kinds of friends, and therefore the right kinds of influences.
Thirty years ago this fall, I fell onto my knees in my dorm room and gave my life to Christ. He used his church to turn a stubborn, confused teenager from darkness to light. As a young believer, the church was my greenhouse where I grew in faith and intimacy with God. It’s where I discovered my place in the family of God. All these years later, church still feels like home. It offers belonging as I find encouragement and community among those who know me best. In times of stress and trouble, I find comfort and rest. My days find purpose as the church enables me to serve. Godly leaders provide biblical teaching and an example to follow. My heart’s needs for friendship, wisdom, and worship are met within the church’s walls. As parents, we’re eager for our children to experience the priceless gift of church for themselves. We feel grief and frustration when our teens resist attending services as a family. The arguing, eye-rolling, and negative attitudes turn Sunday mornings into a battleground. How can we help our kids move toward the church instead of running for the door? Here are seven ways to help teens break down their barriers to the church. Photo Credit: ©GettyImages Viacheslav/Chernobrovin
People need to see Jesus when they look at our lives, reactions, wardrobes, and facial expressions.

Marriage

Marriage

Marriage Features

Our marriage had been happy and strong. But like shattering glass on concrete, my husband's unexpected announcement of infidelity crushed me.
If you’re marriage feels cold and distant, take heart! We serve a God of restoration and healing known for breathing life into those things once deemed dead. I experienced this first-hand. About 17 years ago, after countless arguments and the distrust they bred, my husband and I determined to end it all. He made an appointment with a local divorce lawyer, then together, we sat in the man’s office and listened as he discussed things like child support and visitation.  We returned home numb and defeated, wondering how we’d landed in that place. Neither of us wanted a divorce, but we hadn’t a clue how to undo the mess we’d created. That night, heart heavy with sorrow and unrest, I surrendered it all—my hurts, fears, and marriage to God, and from that evening on, He started a miraculous transformation project that turned our marriage from one based on distrust and selfishness to one characterized by love, trust, and an intimacy previously unimagined.  He can do the same for you. Here are 10 ways to increase the intimacy in your marriage. Photo courtesy: ©Thinkstock/jacoblund
Unmet expectations can eat away at the foundations of our marriages. Let's look at 4 areas where you might be expecting too much from your husband.
If you’ve lived a long time silencing your own thoughts and feelings, bringing them back to life can be a difficult task

Careers

Career

Finances - Career

You hear it said often, don’t you? You need to glorify God! But what does it mean exactly? How can someone glorify God? Perhaps one of the best pictures of glorifying God in the Bible is found in Luke 9:9. Herod says, “I beheaded John. Who, then, is this I hear such things about?” The context around this verse is clear. Jesus sends out the twelve on their first evangelistic trip. They go out to preach about the kingdom, but they do so in a way that brings glory to Christ. I say this because as people watch and listen to the twelve, they can’t help but wonder about who Jesus is. In other words, they think to themselves that these twelve men couldn’t possibly believe these things that they were declaring; that they couldn’t do the things they were doing unless God had enabled them to do so. Bringing glory to God with our lives means that we are doing supernatural things that can only be attributed to Him. And I’m not talking about miraculous sign gifts; I’m talking about supernatural things that can only happen in the minds and hearts of regenerated Holy Spirit-filled believers. There are three areas I want to highlight in particular in which we can glorify God: In our beliefs, in our decisions, and in our response to trials. Photo Credit: ©Unsplash/Eunice Lituanas
In the grand scheme of things, does my career even matter to God? Does it matter to God what I chose to do for my job?
With all the modern resources at our fingertips, we still suffer from leadership deficiency – in our nation, workplaces, churches and homes. We have too many leaders who believe their position mandates their influence, rather than their influence enabling them to be effective in their position. Many of today’s leaders lead by forced coercion - a “my way or the highway” mindset that makes them more like dictators. President Theodore Roosevelt once said, “The leader leads, and the boss drives.” The Boss often plays the Boss Card. They force obedience, strictly because of their position and status. But, as author and expert John Maxwell says, “Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It’s about one life influencing another.” As you are reading this, odds are you are picturing someone you know in a leadership position that drives more than they lead. I know I am picturing someone as I write. I also have to quickly examine my own life. God has placed all of us in a position of leadership, if not in our workplaces or churches, then certainly in our homes as parents. I know there have been times when I don’t exemplify the qualities of a Godly leader. I don’t want to knock all of the great books out there on leadership. There are some terrific resources available from people who know far more about the topic than many of us do. But, there’s one resource that has a lot to say on the topic of effective leadership, and it’s available for free. You can actually access it right on your phone. It’s the Bible, and the passage is Proverbs 16. Go ahead and read it. I’ll wait. This chapter is chock full of leadership lessons. Below are nine principles that are critical characteristics of a good, godly leader: *(image Credit:upsplash)
Being faithful requires self-discipline. God knows that if you aren’t disciplined to take care of that which you have right now, then you will not be ready for God to bring you more responsibility and influence in your life.

Singles

Singles

Singles Features

God loves godly relationships! As excited as we get when we find that special guy/gal who makes us laugh, helps us to see God deeper, and who we want to be a part of our everyday life—God, as the author of romance, gets ecstatic! With such a blessing, it’s absolutely essential that before you date someone, you understand how to keep a godly relationship. Here’s 5 things to keep in mind: Photo Credit: ©Pexels/Burst
Being equally yoked is not meant to inhibit our dating lives. Rather, it is a command designed for protection and honor. Being unequally yoked is more dangerous than you think – and waiting for someone with whom you share the same spiritual heritage is far more rewarding than many believe.
What does it mean to "guard your heart"? Why is this so important when it comes to dating?
The truth is, happy people aren’t happy because they were born that way. Happy people are happy, because they have chosen to live in a way that keeps their mind and heart aligned to God’s truth.