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Faith is a tremendous gift from God. But in the midst of our busy lives it takes some extra effort to stay spiritually healthy. A lot of things compete for our attention. We yearn to know God more deeply, but our lifestyle choices often make it next to impossible. Then we wonder why we feel spiritually empty, dried up, even sick. We are not called to be theoretical Christians but people who embrace grace and practice what they believe. Spiritual health means that we are alive and vibrant...

by School Of Life on 5 November 2019

Moses went to a mountaintop to hear God. Jesus fled to the desert.But for many Christians, their most regular place for praying is whatever pew they sit in on Sundays. Work, children, chores and other duties make stopping for prayer seem a luxury. In today’s culture, some even joke that that Charles Wesley’s quote “pray and never faint,” refers to passing out from an overloaded schedule.“We forget to intentionally make space for prayer,” said Betty Kay...

by School Of Life on 5 November 2019

We have done absolutely nothing to deserve: His mercy, His grace, His love, His pursuit. Yet, he constantly reaches out His hand to us. Its amazing and my mind can’t fathom that kind of pursuit and love. If someone does me wrong, I easily move on. Yet, God does not. So, how do we pursue Him? Pursuing God is a lot like pursing someone else. It takes time, it can be frustrating, it can be joyous, and it can even be awkward at times. I like to picture it as a “boyfriend-girlfriend” relationship...

by School Of Life on 4 November 2019

Christians quite often have misconceptions about God, the Christian life and other believers. This look at the common misconceptions of Christianity is designed to dispel some of the myths that typically hinder Christians from growing and maturing in the faith. 1 – ONCE YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN, GOD WILL SOLVE ALL OF YOUR PROBLEMS.Many new Christians are shocked when the first trial or serious crisis hits. Here’s a reality check — get prepared — the Christian life...

by School Of Life on 4 November 2019

Forgiveness in the Bible is a prominent theme. Yet, it’s not uncommon for Christians to have questions about forgiveness. The act of forgiving does not come easy for most of us. Our natural instinct is to recoil in self-protection when we’ve been injured. We don’t naturally overflow with mercy, grace, and understanding when we’ve been wronged. Is forgiveness a conscious choice, a physical act involving the will, or is it a feeling, an emotional state of being? The...

by School Of Life on 3 November 2019

There are so many Bible verses on God’s comfort that can help us remember He is there in troubled times. We are so often told to look to God when we’re in pain or when things seem so dark, but not all of us know how to do that naturally. The Bible has answers when it comes to reminding ourselves that God is always there to provide us with the warmth we desire. Here are some Bible verses on God’s comfort: DEUTERONOMY 31Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will...

by School Of Life on 3 November 2019

Some people aren’t willing to be relational in the body because they are afraid others will find out what they’re really like. Surprisingly enough, as we become involved in the body of Christ, we find out that other people have weaknesses and problems just like we do. Because I’m a pastor, some people get the wrong idea that I have somehow arrived at the height of spiritual maturity. They think I don’t have faults or weaknesses. But anyone who hangs around me for...

by School Of Life on 3 November 2019

The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the most important principle of the gospel. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that Christ and His Atonement are the rock upon which we must build our foundation. What exactly is the Atonement? How does the Atonement save us? Heavenly Father’s plan for our salvation and happiness included the fall of Adam and Eve. This event allowed sin and death to enter the world, thus a Savior was necessary. Jesus Christ was the only one...

by School Of Life on 3 November 2019

We often sing choruses about our God being greater and stronger, but truthfully – God is without comparison. It’s not like we’re on a scale with mankind at one end and God at the other. He’s not even on the scale. God is measureless. He is boundless and outside of any limit whatsoever. So, it’s not just that God is greater. He is great beyond anything our mind could imagine. “There is none like You, O LORD; You are great, and great is Your name in might,” the scriptures tell...

by School Of Life on 3 November 2019

The plane landed in Quito, Ecuador. I had packed excitement and anticipation in the suitcase of my heart. What joy it is to have the opportunity to address hundreds of women in this beautiful city. And, as usual, I prepared my trip by calling the airline ahead of time. “I’m blind and I’ll be traveling alone. Can you provide an escort for me to navigate through the airport?” They did. And once in Quito’s airport, the friendly escort led me through immigration, luggage claim...

by School Of Life on 3 November 2019