Guilt is good because it prompts change. Unhealthy guilt, or shame, is not healthy, and we need to learn the difference.
Take today, July 4th, to remember our past and our country, and the God who was there, and is still there, through it all.
Tradition reminds us that God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Because of Jesus, there is always hope.
May the longer summer days remind us of the true light of life, Jesus.
Even though you feel as if you are stained with sin, you will be forgiven and be as white as snow.
Don't settle for less when God has so much more in store for you.
Knowing that God is with us and will never leave us alone.
Finding motivation to move ourselves into life, away from death.
Never assume why people are doing what they are doing. Be careful about judging.
We tend to be too reluctant to ask for help, even though we all need it.
Dr. Phil Christopher uses the story of the "Touch Stone" to illustrate those moments in our life that convey great meaning.
We all need a good wake up call every once in a while in order to put our lives in perspective.
Like the "closer" in a game of baseball has to move on after possibly failing miserably the night before, and perform his best the next night, we must also move on from our mistakes.
When we graduate from one point in life, we welcome a new one, and this is a process that goes on beyond high school and college graduation.
We say we know no one is perfect, but often we do expect perfection from ourselves and others.
Take Memorial Day not only to remember those who gave their life for us an their country, but to remember the good times, to let go of the bad and to honor all of those who have loved us.
Be sure to make important memories of even what may seem mundane or ordinary, because we never know how long we have someone.
Anxiety can sneak up on us sometimes, building up over time and culminating, perhaps, in a small event. Or, sometimes, we carry it with us. Either way, do not be anxious. The Bible says to trust in God instead.
Clothe yourself in kindness, because even what you say can have lasting effects on another person.
What's Your Addiction? It doesn't necessarily even have to be a bad thing, but what in your life are you using to replace God? Are you trusting God with everything?
Choosing wisdom is choosing to walk with God and learning what he is saying in our lives and situations.
Our job as Christians is to help heal our brother's and sisters in Christ.
God promises never to leave us alone or without help.
None of us are the the position to get everything we want in life, but it is important to see that even in that pain, our blessings far outweigh our disappointments.
Learning to honor your mother.
Learning to live such a life that you influence others to try to be better.
Sometimes, when you feel discouraged, salvation is right underfoot.
Dr. Phil Christopher explains how we are all in positions of leadership, even if we are not in a place of attention.
Learning to accept your own past and even the current pain in your life to see through it the glory of God and his purpose in your life.
Dr. Phil Christopher talks about the one thing that is most difficult for us to do: forgive ourselves.
Dr. Phil Christopher talks about how it may be difficult to trust God when life gets hard, but trust is exactly what we must do because God is always with us.
Jesus is always walking with us, even when we don't recognize him due to grief, or being too busy, or troubles in life.
Dr. Phil Christopher talks about the mighty power of the resurrection and how the message of Easter cannot be stopped as Jesus is present with us today, at work, at home, and everywhere we go.
The disciples were asked to meet Jesus at Galilee after the resurrection; a place that would not make a grand re-entrance for the savior. This reminds us that Jesus wants to meet us even the day after Easter, when we go back to the mundane and the routine.
Dr. Phil Christopher explains what exactly makes Good Friday "good."
This Thursday we celebrate Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday; the day we remember that God gave humanity a new commandment: love one-another.
A reminder that Easter does not begin with celebration, but at a grave. Easter begins in hopelessness, but the miracle of Easter is that God did not leave us in that hopelessness.
God sees and feels for our suffering.
Dr. Phil Christopher talks about the significance of Holy Week in light of the story of salvation.
Sometimes when we think we are in a dire situation, God has placed resources all around us.
Dr. Phil Christopher talks about our accomplishments and life and whether they are done solely to earn titles, or to give a testimony.
Dr. Phil Christopher talks about having a freedom mindset, one that doesn't look to the bondage of the past, but trusts God to set us free and take care of us in any situation.
A reminder that like the Israelites who found themselves trapped between the mountains, a dessert, the Egyptian army, and the Red Sea, God will fight for you if you just stand firm.
Dr. Phil Christoper talks about the power words have over our lives and the lives of others, carrying with them either the power to destroy, or the power to build up.
Dr. Phil Christopher talks about how one's identity is not found in what the world says about you, your situation, or what you have done. Your identity is found in your status as a child of God.
Dr. Phil Christopher speaks to us about worrying.
On April Fool's Day, people celebrate the foolish, but rather than perpetrating a prank, why don't we rather celebrate what some call foolish, but the Bible calls saving grace: the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Dr. Phil Christopher talks about taking a little time out of your day to write five notes that will make a change in your heart and the way you think about life.
Dr. Phil Christopher tells the story behind an old hymn that reminds us that God often surprises us, especially in those times when it feels like we have come to the end of our rope.