Diane Epling

We Can Only Pray

Why do people minimize the importance and power of prayer? I have often heard people speak as though they have given up on something, saying, “All I can do now is pray.” Really? Of course, this implies they’ve tried everything else first, then decided to give it to God in prayer as a last resort. […]

Change Begins with Prayer

God does not want you to believe many of the world’s beliefs, and one of the biggest ones is this: “The Best Predictor of Your Future is Your Past.” You are not your past. Leave your past in the past and move into the future with God. In 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV, God’s truth tells […]

God’s Joy Is Our Strength

One of the strongest weapons God gives us to fight depression and anxiety is His joy. I know what you’re thinking: How can I be joyful when I feel like I’m carrying the world’s burdens? If this describes where you’re at right now, I’ve been there too. I know exactly what you are feeling, but […]

Resolutions that Resonate with God

How many of us have repeatedly made worldly New Year’s resolutions, like “I will lose 20 pounds this year” or “I will search for a better job or seek a promotion this year?” Not that these resolutions aren’t worthy of our attention, but what about making some New Year’s resolutions that resonate with God, such […]

I Called Myself A Christian

For years, I called myself a Christian without having an intimate relationship with God. I knew ABOUT God, but I didn’t KNOW God. It was like I was living one step out of an elite community who were known to God and was always striving to step into the center of God’s chosen. I would […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]