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Inspirational Art Print

Inspirational Art Print

Historically, many people have used their artistic skills to glorify God. has been developing a range of art prints which combine the wisdom from God’s Word with images which are intended to inspire, encourage and uplift. A little background:  the child’s hand belongs to my son.  The adult hand,  weathered, worn and (well) bandaged is my Dad’s.  They both fell asleep one day, and I being a photographer thought it was a great time to … Read entire article »

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How to Overcome Shyness

Q.  I know I’m probably too shy, but it’s the way I am.  I wouldn’t even know how to change now.  So how does one begin to overcome shyness? A.  I also know shyness. I lived it for years as a child and adolescent.  I also craved attention enough that I would act the clown at times to get that attention. But inside, I didn’t know how to express myself or have a decent conversation about anything of substance with another person. (That leaves you, by the way, very open to negative and damaging relationships with the opposite sex. Simply put, the affection starved person often jumps at the first opportunity — no matter how deplorable the conditions. Then the downhill spiral really starts.) Here’s the truth: Some people will not like you … Read entire article »

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What Does It Mean to Trust God?

Q.  I’ve been told that I have to do is believe and trust God right.  Someone finally got it through to me that I’ve just got to do it, to ignore everything else within me that goes against believing and trusting Him. So, I finally got it and am ready to start again.  But now someone else has told me it doesn’t work that way.  Can you help clear things up for me a little please? A.  I like to think in terms of relationship.  Your walk with God is pretty much like any other relationship you can imagine:  you exist as a person, and God exists as a “person.”  In any relationship, one person will have questions, requests, desires or communication which he wishes to share.  He has to be … Read entire article »

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Fasting: Do I Wait for God to Tell Me to Fast?

We recently received this question: Q: “When people fast, do they decide when to do it or does God tell them when to do it and for how long?” A: Our initial response was that in Matthew 6, Jesus said, “When you fast,” which assumes that His disciples would fast at some point.  Some Christians practice a “fast day” per week when they fast one or more meals.  Some people fast for special times of seeking God.  Some churches fast together during times of intercession or renewal. There was a follow up question: Q: “So God doesn’t tell you when to fast?  Just that you should fast?” A: He has the option to if He wants us to.  That’s where being led of the Spirit comes in.  But if He doesn’t say, “Fast today,” it … Read entire article »

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