Some days I think to myself and say, "I wish I were perfect." "Oh Lord, why didn't you make ME perfect?" I wish I was able to deal with ugly stress, ugly anxiety, ugly worry and non-stop feelings of inadequacy in my ugly life. I wish that those strongholds would just go away and never come back! … [Read more...] about Why we hide our Ugly from God
I have a friend who I speak with on a regular basis. We discuss our lives as believers who live in a world where it's not so popular to be a Christian. Believers are taught to live in the world, but be not of this world. We are Gods chosen people right?! But I must admit, we compare ourselves to … [Read more...] about How to stop comparing yourself to other Christians – a personal growth bible study
Learning how to follow Jesus, even if you doubt His existence is always a touchy subject to discuss. Everyone has an opinion on the matter, including me. Rightly so, I guess. Here's a few questions for those who don't believe, have doubt or on the fence... Are you believing in nothing or a … [Read more...] about How to follow Jesus, even if you doubt His existence
Have you ever been on social media and noticed that when you post something uplifting, inspirational or positive, there's always someone posting negative or "hater" comments? Ever unfriend someone and you know they still "troll" your page? Had a good or great thing happen in your life, whether … [Read more...] about How to stop being a betrayer, hater, troll or messy spy – a personal growth bible study
Another senseless killing of 12 innocent people has happened in our country... In the non-violent city of Thousand Oaks, CA., Ian Young, a 28-year old, marine vet, gunned down a 29-year veteran police officer, who was set to retire the next day, along with 12 others at the Borderline … [Read more...] about Why my heart hurts for our country….
Bet you're thinking, "not another Christian weight loss study!" I know. Me too. I have to be frank, I never had to deal with the whole "weight loss struggle" until about 6 years ago when I turned 45 and menopause took over. Ugh! All of a sudden, I couldn't just eat whatever I wanted and not … [Read more...] about a personal growth bible study: weight loss struggles
Are you an emotional, worrywart kind of Christian? Unable to deal with a situation or with life? Having frequent feelings of insecurity, depression or inadequacy? Well, some Christians believe that we should never experience these feelings. They say, the lack of faith is the culprit. And … [Read more...] about a personal growth bible study: feelings of inadequacy and depression
Do you ever feel like your problems overshadow your faith in Jesus Christ? Are there a number of strongholds, such as insecurity, rejection, stress, addiction, loneliness and the like, that's currently tearing you down? Is Satan currently dictating your life or Jesus? These are legitimate questions … [Read more...] about New! Personal Growth Bible Studies That Tear Down Strongholds
Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. ~1 Corinthians 16:13 When Paul wrote this passage in his letter to the church in Corinth, he wanted to remind them that they were followers of Jesus Christ. They had been fighting and … [Read more...] about Let all that you do, be done in love.