Ever noticed that we don’t grow without change? The very concept of growth denotes change – a change in shape, size, function or status. In our relationship with God, He desires that we grow and mature in our faith. That requires change. One of the ways that God grows us, and one of the areas of our life that changes often, is relationship with other people. Sometimes, we get to be friends with someone for awhile and then the relationship starts to cool off, and eventually...

Depression drains your energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to do what you need to feel better. But while overcoming depression isn’t quick or easy, it’s far from impossible. You can’t beat it through sheer willpower, but you do have some control—even if your depression is severe and stubbornly persistent. The key is to start small and build from there. Feeling better takes time, but you can get there if you make positive choices for yourself each day. These are...

Hold on to Your Dreams and Don’t Let Go! Time is fleeting and tomorrow is promised to no one. We don’t have time to waste. We must realize the value of life and that it is a gift from God and that we have been placed on this earth to impact others and to bring glory to God. Although that is the case, we must also not devalue our gifts and talents and allow the daily struggles, failures or difficulties to hinder us from pursuing our dreams and moving forward with our lives. I...

When a spouse cheats, the infidelity damages the marriage and causes intense emotional pain for all parties. While some would walk away from the relationship without even thinking about reconciliation, others are willing to forgive and try to move forward. In recent years, statistics have shown that over 50 percent of all married couples have experienced the pain of infidelity. Learning how to save a marriage after infidelity will be difficult and will require sacrifices and...

Genesis -Chapter 18 tells the story of how God appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre. As Abraham was sitting and speaking with the three men one of the men said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.” Sarah was standing listening at the entrance of the tent. At the news from the man that she would have a son Sarah laughed and thought, “After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?”...

Are you cranky and miserable when you don’t get your daily can of soda, or do you suffer from headaches if it’s been too long between carbonated, caffeinated beverages? If so, you might have a soda addiction, and for the sake of your health you need to kick the habit–and fast! Soda may appeal to the taste buds, but there is a long list of reasons why you should never drink a drop of this sugary beverage ever again. Soda has been linked to tooth decay, cancer, DNA damage,...