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“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” (James 5:16 from the NLT of the Holy Bible) Where would we be without the godly mentors in our lives? Between now and tomorrow it is likely that I will fall short in some category of my life. Only God knows how many senseless things I will do within the next year! I am so thankful to have people in my life who I know are praying for me…

“The godly will never be disturbed, but the wicked will be removed from the land.” (Proverbs 10:30, NLT) We will never get along with every person that comes into our lives. First of all, not all personalities jive. No matter what kind of person you are, there will always be someone in your life that is difficult to get along with. Secondly, some people are just bad news! Some people will tear us down and make us feel miserable. While those people are not necessarily “wicked”, they are not the kinds of people that we should want to be around.…

Do you need wisdom to resolve a conflict in a relationship? Perhaps you did not contribute to the disagreement or offense, but you find yourself trying to find a way to diffuse the situation. I recommend reading the account of Abigail in I Samuel 25:1-39 for a biblical perspective on conflict resolution. There is much we can learn from her about handling difficult and even dangerous situations. Abigail used spiritual understanding, godly character, diplomacy, humility and good judgement to protect her family and avoid a devastating end to the offense committed by her husband Nabal toward David. The outcome of…