Diane Epling

Who Do You Serve?

There comes a point in our walks with God that we must take a good hard look at our behaviors and ask ourselves: Who do we serve? I agree that most of the time, we should be focused on what we SHOULD do and not on what we SHOULDN’T do. In doing this, we don’t […]

Thank God for New Beginnings

It is 2024—the beginning of a new year. I am so grateful that we have a God who is always there to give us hope and encouragement, constantly offering us a fresh new day, month, year, and, most of all, a new life. We are so blessed to have a God that is a God […]

There’s Power in the Name of Jesus

Have you ever wondered why people take our Lord’s name in vain when their emotions get the best of them? It used to make me so angry when I heard nonbelievers yell out “Jesus Christ” when they were frustrated, hurt, or misunderstood. Under my breath, I would apologize to God for their outburst and 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 […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

Created in God’s Image and Connected To All His Creation

So much energy in today’s society is spent pointing out our differences, but the way I see it, we are more than our differences. We have all been created in God’s image, which makes us much more alike than different. Being created in God’s image goes beyond appearance; it also encompasses behaviors, feelings, and emotions. […]

Good or Bad—We All Have A Future

When everything goes our way, we feel so close to God, so joyful and encouraged. During these times, it’s easy to believe that there’s a bright future ahead. Through our praise and thanksgiving, God nurtures that belief into the beautiful future He has planned for us. He allows us to envision a new beginning that […]