You know that ‘miracle’ story? The one where they prayed for belief and their friend came to believe. The one where they asked for healing and the illness was gone. The one where they prayed for a child and a womb was filled. These are the stories we tend to hear, the stories we tend […]
The word omnipotent comes from “omni” meaning “all” and “potent” meaning “power.” God is the only being who possesses omnipotence.
I almost feel like I shouldn’t have to write about this. If you have been a Christian a while and have read the Bible, you have heard and seen countless examples of God’s mighty / unlimited power. However, this is a parenting blog. So the real question isn’t whether you know God is omnipotent, but does your children know and believe?
If you are breathing, you have been hurt or offended. Someone has wronged you in some capacity because we live with flawed people in an imperfect world. Yet we are instructed in wisdom literature to “… refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.” (Psalm 37:8, NIV) Forgiving is a process. It is not a single simple step. To forgive involves conscious, calculated choices to change your feelings, thoughts and actions toward the offender. Learn 4 steps in the process to forgiving.
Today, many unsettling flashes of information meander across our paths through diverse avenues of media. As parents, how do we react to good or bad news? Listening and watching the news, distinctly declares the aspirations of individuals asserting their rights. Many are stories with hidden agendas, crafted to try to make us feel or act a certain way. Many emotions drift around, as we try to determine what does this all mean and what is the truth.
You know the love languages book? The one with 5 love languages that teaches you how to express your love better by Gary Chapman? Great book, I read the original and really enjoyed it. They also have one adjusted for parents as well as one for employers, and a slew of others. Well the premise of the whole idea is that there are 5 love languages through which we all interpret love and express love: words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch. So how does God most readily receive our love? Or put another way, how can we best show love to God? In the context of the 5 love languages, would it be….
The proof of this characteristic of God is found throughout the Bible, but it seems that not many pastors preach specifically about it, and too few Christians actually think much about it. Maybe it is because our limited, finite human minds struggle to grasp the vastness and greatness of God. I too struggle and surely do not have everything figured out.
Omnipresent means present everywhere at the same time. The Bible teaches that God is everywhere at all times. That means there is no place you can go that He is not there, and there is no time you can be in where He is not there.
One of the most common mistakes that people make during relational conflicts is refusing to use time-out procedures. People often stay in a distressing situation much too long. For example, two people disagree and begin to argue. They verbalize uncomfortable and upsetting words while anger escalates in both individuals. Each person feels compelled to express personal viewpoints in an attempt to be heard and understood. Both are convinced that his or her perceptions are accurate. Their sense of powerlessness increases and anger escalates. If one of them does not
The word omniscient comes from two Latin words “omnis” meaning “all”, and “scientia” meaning “knowledge”. The Bible clearly tells us that God knows everything, but how can that be given God has also given us free will? Lots of people get hung up on that. They struggle when thinking about our free will, and start […]
What is resting? Resting means to cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or replace strength. Those descriptive words change a stereotype of resting from being a couch potato in front of the television, to replacing strength to work. That might be two different ways of relaxing, but not everyone recharges in those ways! How about you? What replenishes your energy?
On one of my rushed excursions to knock out a list of errands, a light bulb moment happened in the middle of driving! Being a passenger
I went to Target wanting to be a light for others and ended up with a smashed pickle jar, a crying toddler, a crying baby, a pouty soon to be kindergartener and a wave of embarrassment and mortification for me. The preschooler seemed to be the only person unscathed, but to her advantage, she was […]