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Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.   James 5:13-16 "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." Ephesians 6:12 A few weeks ago I wrote about the importance of praying over our children. This is a vital role we play in our children's lives. But I want to encourage you to make prayer an ongoing exercise that you do everyday . It really is simple...

7/2/2015 I'm not sure if "truster" is an actual word, but it came out of my mouth this morning as I was praying for someone who describes themselves as a "worrier". I was asking the Lord to help them become a truster instead. Easier said than done, but totally possible! One thing is for sure. You cannot worry AND trust at the same time. They are like oil and water. They simply can't coexist. You are either trusting, or worrying.God is very clear in His Word that He wants us to trust Him. Good things come when we do. But trusting is sometimes very difficult. We want to do it, but our whole being fights against it. We know God is trustworthy, we know He is capable of handling life's hiccups, we know He never will leave us and we are in His hands...

ATTENTION READER: This blog post went viral 2 years ago. Since that time it has consistently generated an average of 1,500 hits per day. Obviously, this material is something that people want and need. If you are interested in learning more about our perspective on Marriage and Romance, please check out my book – Intimacy in Marriage. NOW FOR THE ORIGINAL POST: Today at Starbucks I met with a few guys to discuss how what we have been studying on Sunday mornings at Capshaw practically applies to our lives. One of the big things we discovered was the need for very open communication and date nights with our spouses. To help with that I want to share this list of 50 questions that are to be discussed with your spouse while the two of you are alone. Don’t try to tackle too many in one setting. It’s actually best if you just get through a few but really talk in detail. Let me warn you that a couple of the questions are specifically only for married couples. 1. What are your 5 favorite foods, with the most favorite first? 2. What are your 5 favorite kinds of meals, with the most favorite first? 3. What are your 5 favorite desserts, with the most favorite first? 4. What are your 5 favorite restaurants, with the most favorite first? 5. What is your favorite color? 6. What are your 5 favorite hobbies, with the most favorite first? 7. What are your 5 favorite recreations, with the most favorite first? 8. What are your 5 favorite sources of reading, with the most favorite first? 9. What gifts do you like? 10. What is your favorite books(s) of the Bible? Why? 11. What is your favorite verse(s) of the Bible? Why? 12. What is your favorite song? 13. What makes you the most fulfilled or happiest as a...

What do our kids need when they are afraid? What do they need when they are angry? What do they need when they are anxious? What can we do to settle their hearts? When our kids are struggling, all we want to do is fix things. Whether they are infants or in their twenties, all we want to do is help. I want to encourage you today as a parent that you hold a tremendous gift in loving your child. You have the gift of prayer and the Word of God. The living and active Word...