Why You Must Be Honest About Your Needs

Why You Must Be Honest About Your NeedsAre you reluctant to ask for what you need? You’re not alone. Too many of us are too scared to admit we need help, let alone ask for what we need. We think it’s a sign of weakness. But when we keep everything inside, it’s a sign of pride and self-sufficiency, which go against the grain of a healthy dependence upon God and the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Step One in Life Recovery says, “We admitted that we were powerless over our problems and that our lives had become unmanageable.”

There are three reasons why you must be honest about your needs. (more…)

Making New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Making New Year’s Resolutions StickOn New Year’s Day, we are excited to set New Year’s resolutions and accomplish them. But within 30 days, most of us quit.

We’re initially looking forward to doing whatever it takes to reach our resolutions. But as reality sets in, we become less and less excited. It’s hard work to meet our goals—many of us give up on them altogether.

Is there a way we can accomplish our New Year’s resolutions and make them stick? Yes, absolutely! We can learn three principles from farming.

Get rid of contaminants. (more…)

Recovery During Difficult Times

Recovery During Difficult TimesIt is clear that persevering through difficulty
and pain is the God-ordained path to maturity.” – Steve Arterburn

Has life been hard for you lately? Have you lost your job? Are you going through a divorce? Have you or a loved one been struggling with health issues? To make matters even worse, you are also struggling with addiction.

But overcoming an addiction is easier said than done. To help you, here are some things you can do to recover, even when times are difficult.

To start, have a good support system in place.
Are you going to a 12-step recovery group? If not, we recommend that you find a Life Recovery Group in your area. (more…)

10 Healing Choices

10 Healing Choices10 choices that will bring healing to your life & the 10 lies that could prevent you from making them.

CHOICE – The choice to connect your life
So in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. – Romans 12:5
LIE –All I need to heal is God and me.”

CHOICE – The choice to feel your life
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:6, 7
LIE –Real Christians should have a real peace in all circumstances.(more…)