Diane Epling

When There Are No Words

When a close friend or loved one is experiencing deep sorrow, there are often no words that can express our empathy. When an event in our life is overwhelmingly joyful, we find no words that can express our emotions better than giddy laughter or tears of happiness. When our days are routine, and we feel […]

Choose to See God’s Beauty and Feel His Love

I hear it said so much lately that the world is full of hate and anger, as if God has abandoned us to the enemy. Have you ever considered that these thoughts are sent by the enemy to burden our spirits and steal the joy that God gives us every day? While I agree—we live […]

A Prayer for Wisdom

The Bible says in Proverbs 16:16 NIV, How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver! We pray for our finances, health, and protection, but somehow, we’ve forgotten one of God’s most valuable gifts—wisdom! In many cases, if we simply prayed for God’s wisdom and applied it to circumstances in our lives, it […]

Let There Be Light

From the very beginning, God said in Genesis 1:3-4 NIV, And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. In the New Testament, in Matthew 5:14-16 NIV, God refers to us, saying, You are the light of the world. A town built on […]

The Failures of Fear!

We’ve all heard the common phrase, “The fear of failure,” but what about the failures of fear? There are so many failures we experience because of fear. We fail to reach our full potential, enjoy emotional well-being, rid ourselves of anxiety and depression, and see ourselves through God’s eyes. The most significant of these failures […]

Where Is God When You Are Suffering?

One of the most frequently asked questions is why God allows so much suffering. Non-believers often challenge Christians with this question, thinking it is unanswerable. If God is the God of love, where is He when nations are in chaos, innocent babies die, or martyrs give their lives because they refuse to deny their faith? […]

If God knows our needs, why do we have to ask?

If you’re a parent, you know how good it feels to give your child something they wanted so badly that they cried when it was given to them. I’ve known kids who couldn’t hold back their tears when their parents decided to surprise them with the gift of a puppy or kitten. It was pure […]

Are Our Churches Relevant?

God identifies Himself in the Bible as the “GREAT I AM,” which means He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. His message of truth never changes, so why do many of today’s churches seem irrelevant? Although the message is the same, our methods of sharing God’s message have drastically changed. Many of the changes […]

When You Have No Words

I don’t know about you, but there have been so many times I have found myself in situations where I simply have no words to adequately express myself. Either I’ve let my emotions get the better of me, I’m distracted, I allow fear to block my words, or I lack understanding or wisdom about a […]