Saturday, October 16, 2021
Home » Tag Archives: Spiritual Formation (page 12)

Tag Archives: Spiritual Formation

Our Counterfeit Culture

Today’s single person faces a much different and more challenging cultural climate than previous generations. So many cultural pressures invade and influence every aspect of life. Social media, television, movies, magazines, educational environments, and liberal governmental rulings all encourage vast and ever-expanding cultural shifts. Some people consider this simply a progressive mindset, similar to the changing music or fashion trends from the …

Read More »

When You’re Caught In A Storm

Life is full of storms. Sometimes it can feel like you’ve made it through one storm — and you walk right into the next. When will things let up? you wonder. The wind continues to blow. The waves continue to beat you. You get tired and discouraged and sometimes you even get angry. It’s often in these moments where I whisper …

Read More »

Lost Dates Because Of A Failure To Communicate

Communication is necessarily part of our daily lives, and yet it can be so frustrating. People say one thing and mean another, and true intentions become hard to discern. While everyone has experienced hurtful misunderstandings at times, the problem can be especially frustrating for singles seeking to establish meaningful relationships — whether friendships, dating relationships, or more. Lack of clear …

Read More »

Why We Need Hope

Hope is the antidote to fear. Fear tells us that we have something to lose or that things will fall apart. When we enter a new season or chapter in life — even when according to God’s plans — we can struggle with walking in fear or we can thrive by walking in faith. With hope we can counteract fear on a large …

Read More »

When Losing Weight Isn’t In Your Strength

“This time, I’m really going to take this weight off!” I declared to myself and whoever else might have been listening. Armed with what I thought was extensive knowledge about nutrition, I mapped out a regimen, planned my menus, cleared the pantry and went shopping. My new “lifestyle” change went just great for about 10 days. Then things began happening. I …

Read More »

When Love Came Down

Lately, I’ve been basking in the fact that I am eternally connected to Jesus. I’ve been remembering the history we have together, and this reassures me about the future. Soon, I will become David’s wife. That thought excites me, and it’s a sobering thought as well. I’ve never done this life event before. And then I remember that I have …

Read More »

The Deception Of Perception

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings. — (Jeremiah 17:9-10 / NKJV). Have you ever heard the adage, “My perception is my reality”? What I’ve found to …

Read More »

Asking God To Bless Or Block The Potential Relationship

Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. — (Psalm 37:4, NKJV) “Dear God, please bless it or block it.” That has been my prayer lately on quite a few life issues. A good friend recently shared that simple prayer with me as we talked about her relationship challenges and struggles. As many …

Read More »

12 Ways We Let Negativity Steal Our Happiness

Happiness. We all want it. But happiness is not a product of what is happening in our world — instead, it is a condition or result of how we choose to think. And to be happy, we have to intentionally and purposefully clear out all fear and negativity, embrace happiness and make it our own. Below we will explore 12 ways we let the …

Read More »

Why God Is Trustworthy And Good

As the Great Physician, God heals the many wounds that come into my life. As the Almighty Comforter, He comforts my sufferings with His all-sustaining peace. I may not know the reasons behind every move He makes or circumstance I experience; But I do know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that He holds me in His hands.   As …

Read More »