Christians are unwise when they remain out of touch and live in secrecy. Being responsible includes being accountable, not just to God but also to one another. If carried out in the power and under the control of the Holy Spirit, accountability can be one of the most secure and reassuring facets of our Christian experience.
In Hebrew the word “integrity” means an unimpaired condition. Another word is “solid.” A person with integrity is not divided or devious.
Parents who detect foolishness early and deal with it firmly will grace the world with wise children.
Death is inevitable, and once you’re in its grip there is no escape. he good news is those in Christ don’t need to fear death because it ushers us into the presence of God.
When things don’t go our way it’s tempting to get angry. A better ways is to laugh it off. When you choose to smile in the midst of chaos you’re choosing to rise above your circumstances.
Having a good sense of humour is important, but how do we know if our humour is appropriate? Here are three checkpoints for testing “good humour.”
True friends are priceless. They believe in us, affirm us, and hold our hands up when we’re weary and unable to go on. If we have one true friend, we are rich.
It’s in God’s refining fires that the authenticity of our faith is revealed. The purpose of these fiery ordeals is we come forth as purified gold, a likeness of Jesus.
Friends are essential. They provide comfort, encouragement, and strength.
There are teachable moments in life where we suddenly realize we’re adults (or, we’re quickly on our way). One of the heaviest things you will carry is the difficult task of letting your children go. Have you released yours? Will you release them?