Is God on your side?

God is on your side

Have you ever looked at a situation in your life and wondered if God is on your side or not? You know that feeling – when you’ve made plans, taken decisions, prepared strategies, and you sit and wonder, “is God on my side in this?” “Will God favor me in this?” Whether it’s plans about […]

The battle in your mind

the battle in your mind armour

There is an enemy out there. And while we sometimes give the enemy too much credit, I also think there are plenty of times where we don’t give him enough credit; and we don’t’ realize there is real warfare happening around us and our minds are continually used as a battlefield. If you are facing […]

Paul’s struggle with sin and his answer to it

St. Paul writing a letter to the Romans

The apostle Paul wrote one of the most important letters the world has ever seen – the letter to the Christians in Rome. It’s the pinnacle of his theological reflections. Over the centuries, God has used it to change millions of lives. So, it’s somewhat surprising to find a very painful and personal confession right […]

When the enemy fights you with discouragement, do not worry

fighting against discouragement

Several months ago I was dealing with the crippling weight of discouragement. It came out of nowhere (and was honestly something I never thought I would battle with) and it began bleeding into everything – my work, my relationships, my self-worth, and morale. The thoughts were pretty irrational but I believed them. I ate those […]

The message of this world is that you are not happy

this world is all about us

“Here’s something I want to expose as much as I can. What you are being pelted with all day long is your own unhappiness. Did you know about that? Everybody trying to get you to buy their product is selling to you that you’re not happy. Every image you see on a magazine, every commercial, […]

My struggle with sexuality – and the power of love

Supriya Balasundaram

Love changes everything “My earliest memories of my Christian upbringing include morning family prayers, going to church on Sundays, attending Sunday school and taking part in VBS. In all of this, however, I also recall that I felt a distinct sense of “otherness” within me. No matter how much I tried to belong, whether it was […]

When he achieved success

work harder

Hard work always pays off. If you want to achieve success, you have got to put in the effort. The young man knew it as he knelt down to pray. He had worked hard over the years, putting in the required effort, and now – success was at hand. It had been a couple of […]

Building altars in the hard times

building altars in difficult times

How do you survive the desert? When you feel like God is dragging you on a wild goose chase? When the only thing getting you through each day is you telling yourself that there’s a purpose for all of it, but you still find that ‘finally’ is another step away even though you thought you could almost […]

I remember all that you have done for me

You carried me through

Lord, I remember all that You have done for me. I was alone, and You were there for me. You were my provider when I was in need. When I wept, You were there by my side, comforting me. When I was weak, You lifted me up When I was afraid, You told me not […]

Dealing with trolls in your life

Dealing with difficult people

We actually build castles all the time, out of our jobs and our families and the things we’ve purchased. Sometimes we even make them out of each other. Some of these castles are impressive too. Lots of people come to  admire what we’ve built over the course of our lives and tell us what great […]