Challenge: Pray Every Day!

Challenge: Pray Every Day!

There are many ways to pray and some may be more helpful to you than others. Regardless of how you do it, prayer needs to become a daily habit. With that in mind, here’s your REAL Challenge for the week: Consciously and intentionally pray every day. Think about...
How to Pray

How to Pray

Prayer is central to our lives as Christians. It is one of the key ways we open our hearts to hear God’s call. But it’s important to understand that we’re not taking the lead when we pray. The truth is that God takes the initiative. God is already knocking at the...
Challenge: True Joy!

Challenge: True Joy!

Joy is so much more than simply having fun. True joy is knowing that you are in harmony with God’s will. With that in mind, here’s your REAL Challenge for the week: Choose a short Bible verse that reminds you of the joy of living in harmony with...
Experience True Joy!

Experience True Joy!

Imagine if we weren’t allowed to goof around at all. The Pilgrims, for example, had laws prohibiting people from having fun if it caused them to not “keep holy the Sabbath.” That might seem ridiculous today – and it should. We should listen to...
Gossip is Grounded in Disrespect

Gossip is Grounded in Disrespect

It seems to be inevitable. You’re talking to a couple friends about things that have been happening to each of you but the conversation slowly drifts. Before long, instead of talking about those of you who are there in the room, you start to talk about your friends...
Challenge: Gossip

Challenge: Gossip

Gossip is destructive to communities and friendships. It is based upon disrespect and it undermines trust. With that in mind, here’s your REAL Challenge for the week: Look for the positives in a specific person with whom you are not happy and don’t talk about...