Diane Epling

Feeling the Awesomeness of God

Do you get up in the morning and still feel the incredible awesomeness of God? I ask this question because many of us let our personal struggles, feelings, and emotions dictate how we see God. When we are filled with anxiety or overcome with worry, we see God as one who has failed us. We […]

Before Giving into Sin

Have you ever considered what comes before sin? I’m sure most of you think the answer to that question is easy. Before sin comes temptation. Yes, temptation does come before sin. Unfortunately, by the time most of us are feeling that temptation, we are so far into the thought or act of sinning that it […]

Why do we experience failure when we are just at the point of success?

Doesn’t this seem like the way of things? Just when we are about to experience success, something happens. Some people actually set themselves up for failure by speaking words of failure so frequently that they start to believe failure is just around the corner. I have an acquaintance who responds the same way whenever I […]

Prayer is the Key to Compromise

Most things in life require us to make compromises. As we mature, we realize that we must make compromises in our relationships, business negotiations, and even election results. However, have you ever stopped to consider how dangerous it is to be so conditioned to make compromises in our lives? If compromising is so common, what […]

Do you have a special place and time set aside to get intimate with God?

I find it sad that many of us are not being taught in today’s churches about God’s true character, about how much He loves us. Sure, we have heard the words, but our leaders frequently fall short in their messages to present the full measure of God’s intended message. For this reason, we all must […]