Fear is a natural human emotion. Everyone experiences it. Christians are not immune to worry and fretting. Even Jesus, in His humanity, experienced anxiety in the Garden of Gethsemane. The problem arises when you allow your fears and anxieties to prevent you from living your life to the fullest. Use these five teachings from Jesus to help overcome your fears and not allow them to control your thoughts, relationships, decisions and behavior: 1. If you put Him first, you don’t need to worry “Therefore...

by School Of Life on 2 September 2017

Have you ever had the feeling like you are praying and God just isn’t answering you? At the same time, everyone around you is telling you that God answers every prayer? In the hustle and bustle of the day, it can be difficult to tell when God is talking to you. The thing to remember is he is always talking, and you just need to listen up. Here are seven ways God could be reaching out to you in ways you never thought of before: 1. While serving others Have you ever served someone, and while...

by School Of Life on 2 September 2017

The Bible verse Psalms 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God.” When we face difficulties in our life that would make it seem as if we are on a ship being tossed upon a stormy sea, how exactly can we be still while a storm rages around us? Every time a trial comes to me or my family, I think of the words from the Bible in Psalms 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God,” and I am often comforted. Sometimes, though, I wonder just what it means to be still and what exactly...

by School Of Life on 1 September 2017

Everyone receives blessing in his or her life. Most of us recognize the blessings we receive and are thankful for them and wish for more. For some it is more difficult to recognize the blessings because they may fail to see them. But there are some blessings that God never wants you to forget. We are His children that He loves Perhaps, the number one blessing is knowing God is our Heavenly Father who loves each of us. Knowing we have a loving Father in Heaven should help us remember He is there...

by School Of Life on 1 September 2017

Families today need the ability to know and understand God’s voice in their life. Husbands and wives need to recognize God’s voice so that they may learn how to build their marriage on a foundation of faith and selfless service. Mothers and Fathers need God’s voice to help guide them when raising and teaching their children and to help their children gain righteous values and moral character. Children need to recognize God’s voice so that they may be warned of danger when...

by School Of Life on 1 September 2017

Each time you read passages in the scriptures, you can learn something new. Even if it’s a passage you’ve read before. God taught us to crawl before, toddle before and walk before we run. Reading the scriptures is the same. Because we are growing, the same passage means something more each time it’s read, studied and applied to ourselves. How can we be closer to Jesus Christ? My parents started me on the path to know, follow and be like Jesus Christ. But, because of the atonement,...

by School Of Life on 1 September 2017

It is so easy to feel anxious, worried, overwhelmed, or just out of control in our lives. Many things around us cause us to stress or fear, and everywhere we turn, it seems like more bad news pops up. How do we live in this world, but not be of it, like Scripture tells us? How do we open ourselves up to love ourselves, our neighbors, our world, and our God well without becoming burdened by all the hurt and the brokenness? How do we continue to seek Christ when everything seems to be crashing down...

by School Of Life on 1 September 2017

I’m glued to the news and weather, watching as flood waters ravage parts of Texas. I’m also texting with friends in the Houston area to confirm their safety. I can’t help today in any physical ways with the Texas flooding, but I can pray. And that’s a powerful tool. Maybe you are also watching from a distance and want to pray specifically, but you aren’t sure how. I’ve been brainstorming specific ways we can pray for the current flooding in Houston, south Texas, and beyond. These specific...

by School Of Life on 1 September 2017

“Lord, show me how to be the wife I need to be,” I asked each moment frustration visited during my restless nights. Hubby had been diagnosed with diabetes. After the shock, I went to action. With the diligence of a loving, caring wife, I developed the perfect diet. I made sure I sent him links to videos that showed the best way to beat diabetes. And to my chagrin, during my frantic dash to remedy the problem, hubby seemed relaxed, undisturbed in the least about his diagnosis. So I did what...

by School Of Life on 1 September 2017

Just because an opportunity presents itself, and it looks appealing, doesn’t necessarily mean it is from God. And likewise, just because an open door looks a little uncertain, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t walk through it. The key is knowing how to discern if an opportunity is really an open door from God. I don’t want to miss those open doors because I was afraid to walk through them. But I also don’t want to take every opportunity that comes along, assuming it is from...

by School Of Life on 31 August 2017