Diane Epling

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 […]

The Enemy Is Not Entitled to Our Inheritance

We have been conditioned as a society to accept those who feel entitled. In fact, it can be the subject of humor in some circles as people laughingly joke about how the Millennials are such an entitled generation. Let’s take a moment to look at entitlement a bit differently, though. Have we become so accepting […]

I Just Need to Rest

Have you ever felt that you just needed to rest? If you’re like me, then I know what that answer is. Yes! In the month of December, I knew I needed to rest. I didn’t know what the New Year would hold or what God would have for me in the month of January, but […]

Will You Just Love?

Sometimes we are so busy judging others, we forget to follow the commands of Jesus and simply show love. I don’t mean we have to love the things others do wrong, but it was never Jesus’ intent for us to shun them, either. While it’s easy to love the loveable, what about those who have […]

Living An Abundant Life

God’s Word tells us that He has come to give us abundant life. (John 10:10 KJV) says The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. Many of us see the word “abundance,” and […]

The Importance of Appreciation

Everybody likes being appreciated—even God. The next time you compliment someone or give them a heartfelt thanks, pay attention to how their whole expression and manner change. Everybody likes to be appreciated. It makes us seen, valued, and joyful. Some feel too awkward or embarrassed to show appreciation to others, so they let the moment […]

Whatever You Feed Becomes Stronger

Sounds like a simple concept, doesn’t it? Of course, whatever you feed will become stronger! So, what’s the point of stating the obvious? Well, the obvious is often overlooked and undervalued, so I thought it was important to remind ourselves to carefully consider what we feed. Think of all the things we feed and give […]

Always Time for Kindness

Showing kindness and going the extra mile to help someone just doesn’t seem to be high on many people’s “must do” list. Sure, we could excuse our bad behavior by saying we’re just too busy, but the truth is we should never be too busy to show kindness to another. (Matthew 7:12 NIV) says So […]