Overcoming Happiness

Certainly Paul’s circumstances were anything but joyful! He had been arrested illegally, taken to Rome, and was now awaiting trial. How was he able to have such joy in the midst of uncomfortable circumstances? Because happiness is based on our happenings while joy is based in Jesus! He had the “single mind”—his concern was not for Paul, but for Christ and the Gospel.

Tug and Not War Part 2 – Negative Tension on a Team

Tension on a team can be fatal. Teams are made of team members who are diverse to say the least. They all have different temperaments and personalities. Using the certain personal assessment tools overview of the diversity a team can have. Personal Coaching and team development allows you to go to deeper levels. You learn your strengths, stresses, and passions.

Symptoms of the Heart – Part 3

It is no secret that people with high blood pressure have a greater chance of heart attack, stroke and kidney failure compared to those with regulated blood pressure. However, high blood pressure is not the problem itself but a symptom of an even larger problem dealing with the heart. According to one medical health guide, symptoms of this chronic condition are not easily detected giving it the name, “the silent killer.” There are several factors that can be attributed to high blood pressure including obesity, high sodium intake, alcohol consumption and the use of certain drugs; however, many with high blood pressure don’t know it until their blood pressure is measured. Only then can a proper diagnosis be made to correct the problem.

How to Pray for Your Friends

Do you ever catch yourself praying and wonder if what you are asking is even close to what God wants? I've wondered that a lot. I'll be praying for someone to be healed of arthritis and think, 'Maybe God doesn't want to heal them yet. Maybe there's some bigger plan here.' I've prayed for men to get jobs, for new vehicles, for better apartments, for changes in circumstance and situation and then asked myself: 'What if God doesn't want to do what I'm asking because He knows better?' I think that sometimes our prayers don't fall in line with what God is doing. Here are 4 thing that you can know God wants to answer...

What NOT-TO-DO in Times of Crisis

God often leads His people into situations that do not make sense to us. His ways are not always logical. Our perspective usually includes the shortest distance between two points, while God plans for the best route from an eternal perspective. After God had delivered Israel from Egypt, He led them right into a trap. They were penned in by the mountains, the desert, and the sea; this was not a reasonable strategy of escape. But God knew exactly what would happen, and this is exactly where Israel needed to be for reasons they would only understand later. God did not need their assistance, only their obedience. He was in total control and only needed their surrender for His plan to work perfectly (Ex. 14).