Friday, May 22, 2015

When God Says No

How can we deal with a “No” from God?

We ask God for something we really want and He answers yes, no, or not now. When God denies our request, how can we handle disappointment? Dr. Ireland offers steps we can take to accept God’s wisdom, a knowing which goes far beyond what we can perceive.

Posted Under: Spiritual Growth
Friday, May 15, 2015

Living in Contradiction

How can you sincerely pray for someone else?

A woman once asked Dr. Ireland, How can I confidently pray for someone else when my own prayers have not been answered? Listen to find out his unexpected reply, and learn what it means to live in contradiction.

Posted Under: Spiritual Growth
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

5 Reasons Christians Should Be Generous

Sharing is one of the most important — albeit most difficult — habits parents can instill in their young children. The toddler clings to his toy while snapping at anyone within striking distance: “Mine! It’s mine!”

Apparently, God faces the same dilemma with his children. Christians in the United States now give about 2.5 percent of their income to the ministries of their church, down from 3.3 percent during the Great Depression, according to an Oxford University Press study called Passing the Plate.

Why is generosity such a hard lesson to learn? Understanding the five reasons Christians should be generous will, hopefully, shorten the learning curve.

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Posted Under: Spiritual Growth
Friday, May 8, 2015

A Mother’s Gift

What’s the best gift a mother can share with her children?

Around the country and around the world, mothers are celebrated and valued for the impact they have on the nurture and growth of their children. Dr. Ireland encourages mothers and all of us that the best gift they can give their children is to teach them the value of acceptance.

This Mother’s Day, let us remember the vital role that mother’s play in our homes and in our hearts.

Happy Mother’s Day

Posted Under: Noteworthy
Friday, April 24, 2015

Know Your Spouse

Can you accept the messy parts?

Are you ready to say, “I do”? First look into your partner’s closet, get familiar with the junk in his or her life. Can you live with their baggage? Dr. Ireland speaks of the importance of getting to know your mate—the good, bad and ugly—well before walking down the aisle.

Posted Under: Life Management, Spiritual Growth