First things first: What if making a few slight changes in the morning could change your attitude for the whole day? Hear some helpful tips for bringing God into your day first thing.
Because I said so: Do I really have to obey the rules if the rules don't make sense to me? Listen to hear why we should obey, even and especially when we don't understand.
Bird's Eye View: When we're in tough situations it's easy to get bogged down by circumstances. Something as simple as switching perspective can change everything.
Let God handle it: Do you entertain thoughts of revenge on those who have harmed you? Who hasn't? God tells us to leave that to him and instead to focus on forgiveness and love.
Comparison Kills: Comparing our lives to others' is a great plan if we want to be miserable. Many Biblical examples remind us that no one's life is perfect. These reminders should spur us to break the comparison habit.
Christ is Enough: Are you haunted by the shame of past sins? Shame was holding me prisoner, too, until I realized Christ is enough to move from shame and guilt to freedom.
You Matter: Where is God when I don't feel Him? Does He still love me when I've messed up? As we dive into Scripture we'll find He's crazy about us.
Lavish Love: How do you forgive the people who have hurt you deeply? Explore these three practical steps that can help you on your journey to forgive and get past the hurt.
If I Could Just be a Better Butcher: Maybe you, like me, know exactly what you could do to live a healthier, more godly life. That doesn't mean it's easy to do. Somehow we need to encourage earth other to cut out the things that bog us down so we can live a more fruitful life.
My Stop Doing list: Instead of focusing on a to-do list, I came up with a list of things I've stopped doing or want to stop doing. The things on my list may be very different than what you might put on your list. The important thing is to examine your life and see if there's something you'd be better off without.
Arrogance, Stewardship and my Place in the World: You don't want to "toot your own horn." Does that mean you stay quiet when you know you're qualified to do something? No! Rise up and use everything you have in God's kingdom for his glory.
Amazing Grace: Happy Mother's Day to moms and anyone helping to raise the next generation. If you are exhausted or wondering if it's all worth it, let me encourage you to stay the course, because you are fighting a noble battle!
Forget Perfection: When Jesus said, "Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect," he showed us a standard that would only be attainable for Christ. The Bible graciously shows how God used very imperfect people to do his work. That means there's a place for all of us, struggles and all, in the kingdom.
No Such Thing as a Little Lie: Is it OK to lie a little or bend the truth? Or what about withholding information? Is it OK to do that? How should God's people deal with honesty? We'll explore that subject in this podcast.
The Cover Up: When someone confronts you with a sin, are you prone to covering it up or repenting? By nature we tend to want to keep our shortcomings a secret. God would have us turn from our sin. Hear how to do it in this episode.
The Best Revenge: What can we do to inflict revenge on those who have harmed us? I'll tell you! And don't worry—it’s Biblical!
So Not Fair: Have you ever looked at someone else's life and thought, "Not fair! Whey do they get such and such and I don't?" Sometimes we forget God blesses each of us differently because we all have a different role in God's kingdom.
Corona/Change of Plans: We are experiencing unparalleled change. What can we learn from this upheaval, and what can we do in the waiting?
Long-Term Plans: It can be so easy to get caught up in the here and now. As people of God, we often have to forsake worldly pleasures in order to pursue the treasure that truly matters.
Hey! I'm not OK!: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Are you in a dark season, hanging by a thread? We all have those seasons of life. Suicide among teens and young adults is at a crisis point. What can we do to prevent this? In this special episode with fellow Time of Grace blogger and writer Linda Buxa, we discuss this important topic.
Get in God's Face: Do you pray aggressively? Do you even know what that means? I didn't! But now that I do, it will change the way I pray.
Lend a Hand: It's an easy thing to get annoyed with people who always want something from you. Scripture asks us to consider it a privilege and a responsibility to help the weak. Instead of being annoyed, let's try to lovingly encourage one another and build each other up.
Theory vs. Reality: Are you a planner or do you tend to fly by the seat of your pants? What would God have us do? Let's look through Scripture to get a grasp on how we can best live to bring glory to God.
What coping tools do you have for when the worse hits you? For the Christian, we need to fill our coping toolboxes with some important truths from God's Word; truths like: God heals, sometimes we have to wait, and God is our rest.
Christians and corona: You've been hearing lots about it. What's prudent and what's fear? Let's pray to be like the men from Issachar, who understood the times and knew what to do.
An Honest Prayer: Are you struggling, worrying, stressing? We'll look to Scripture to see God faithfully meeting his people in their fear and frustration in this special Easter edition of "Little Things."
There's Only One You: It's easy to fall into wishing your spouse was more like you or one of your children was like the others. What a mistake! God didn't create us all to have the same character traits or for the same role. Instead of wishing we were like someone else, or another member of our family was like us, we need to embrace our uniqueness. God made us different for a reason, and we can be so happy he did!
Hey! I'm Not OK Part 2: In this episode, Amber and Linda Buxa continue their discussion of mental wellness with practical things we can do to get and stay mentally healthy.
He Matters: On Father's Day we'll take a look at the importance of taking fatherhood seriously. A Christian father impacts not only his family, but society in all the best ways.
You can take the people out of Egypt, but you can't take Egypt out of the people: As I read through the Bible, I see how the people of Israel so easily fell into idolatry. Unfortunately, I think we do too. We don't worship calves or goats. We worship entertainment, worldly philosophy, money, power, and fame. How do we counter the pull of the world?
Don't Give Up: In this episode I talk about the three things that have helped me cope when the struggle was real. If you're in a season of struggle, I pray this will bless and comfort you.
Too often God's people run around scared because of the circumstances in their life. God's word gives us so many examples of why we don't need to be afraid. We can rest in God, whatever comes our way.