Two Questions God Loves to Answer

God hears our prayers. And there are many different kinds of prayers; intercession, thanksgiving, repentance, asking for needs, spiritual warfare…

Is God Disappointed in You?

How does God feel about you? (We’re using human words to talk about God; that’s troublesome. But stick with me.)…

Relationship Habits

Like locking the door behind you when you enter your home or brushing your teeth before going to bed, relationship…
prayers too small

Are Your Prayers Too Small?

If it seems as though God is not answering your prayers, it’s probably not because your prayers are too big.…
Come out of Hiding

How to Come Out of Hiding

How we love to hide! It’s been that way ever since the Garden of Eden. (Genesis 3:8-10) Wounds create shame.…
OK to ask WHY

Is It OK to Ask WHY?

For as long as human beings have tried to survive in a sinful world they have asked WHY. The problem…
Jesus There With You

Take Jesus There With You

God doesn’t simply rain down healing or transformation from “on high.” Instead, He came to be with us. And in…
Find a Good Spouse

How to Find a Good Spouse

If you’re single and want to be married, you desire a good thing. Proverbs says, “He who finds a wife…
Keys to Lasting Love

Three Keys to Lasting Love

Valentine’s Day is coming up next week. If you’re a wife, you may be thinking, “I hope he remembers!” If…
Different Ways to Pray

Different Ways to Pray

Prayer is talking with God. We develop prayer habits just like other habits. Perhaps you’re in the habit of sitting…
Seeking God's Perspective

Seeking God’s Perspective

Interpretation is important. From one language to another, between man-speak and woman-speak, from the Bible to our own lives –…
prayer for healing

God Help Me! I’m Sick!

Sickness and disease: is it simply a fact of life on this miserable, sin-filled, messed-up planet? Is it our own…
Can your feelings change?

Can Your Feelings Change?

Feelings color everything we do. Some feelings are wonderful. And sometimes worry, anger, loneliness, depression, irritation, overwhelm, fear, or other…
Listen for God's Voice

How to Listen for God’s Voice

We communicate with the people we care about. There’s no relationship without communication. It’s the same with you and God.…
Couple praying

How to Pray With Your Spouse

Praying together with your spouse can be one of the most intimate, healing, and meaningful aspects of your relationship. You…
Man praying

God Doesn’t Always Fix You

By that I mean, God doesn’t always fix you in some magical single moment. In the ultimate sense God always…
Marriage is hard! Couple reading Scripture together.

Why Marriage Is So Hard

Sometime after the preacher pronounces you man and wife the unwelcome truth hits you; marriage is hard! That realization may…

How to Know God as your Husband

There’s that Scripture you know should mean more to you: “Your Maker is your husband.” (Isaiah 54:5) But you’re just…

A New Year’s Prayer

Over the past couple weeks your inbox has probably been filled with emails promoting goal-setting programs and ways to guarantee…
Prayer

What to do After God Speaks

You had a problem, or something you desired deeply. You prayed about it – a lot. You asked others to pray for…
Quiet and listening

What To Do When You Want To Hear From God

I need God to speak to me. But I’m not hearing anything from Him at all!”
Have you said anything like that? Those of us who care at all about our relationship with God would love to have a way to know exactly what God was saying. But too often it seems like a game of, “Can you hear me now?”

Praying

What To Do When You Don’t Feel Like Praying

Only the most spiritual of people would deny that there are times they don’t feel like praying. And I’m not sure I would believe them if they did!
Whatever the reason, sometimes you just don’t feel like praying. And if someone says to you, “Pray about it” at one of those moments, they’re the one who might end up needing prayer!
So what do you do with those moments? Is there an option other than living with the guilt of not being “spiritual enough?”
Yes, there is. A few thoughts:

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