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Growing in Faith

By Kerry Lytle

Growing in Faith is a column that speaks the truth of Christ concerning the needs and interests of young women. 

April 20, 2024

Our bodies are made to need water daily in order to function properly, well the same goes for you and I spiritually. Our spirits may start to experience some of these same symptoms, spiritually speaking, after periods of time ....

April 13, 2024

God hears your voice. He says to you, “I know you. I know when you get up and when you lie down. And there is not a word on your tongue that I do not already know.” (see The Bible, Psalm 139:3-4) “Yet, I love to hear your voice.

April 6, 2024

Mother Teresa said, “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely, and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.”

March 30, 2024

Once a week, a truck moves down my street, pausing at every house. Full and sometimes overflowing garbage containers are picked up, emptied into the truck, and returned to each house. During the next week, as the trash accumulates ....

March 23, 2024

Whether it’s a cup of tea, bathwater, or dinner, lukewarm just won’t do. When any of those are lukewarm, they lose their appeal and they are just not as effective. The same is true of lukewarm Christians. If we are honest, we will admit that at some ....

March 16, 2024

Not worrying doesn't mean that we should not think about or plan ahead, but that we are not to be anxious. Each day has too many unavoidable worries of its own for us to indulge in worries about the future as well. We weren't meant to carry the ....

March 9, 2024

The word dwell means “to live in or be an inhabitant of.” Shelter refers to “a hiding place, covering, or protection.” Shadow suggests “shade, comfort, protection, and defense.” And abide means “lodge, live, spend the night.” The words of Psalm 91:1 ....

March 2, 2024

Weddings take a lot of preparation. You have to set a date, find the perfect place and the perfect dress. You have to make sure everything is the best it can be. We too are going to a heavenly wedding one day. We all are the bride and Jesus is ....

February 24, 2024

Just like trees need pruning from time to time to remove dead branches or areas where there is overgrowth, you and I need to be pruned or reshaped at different times in different areas of our lives.

February 17, 2024

It is easy to look at the abilities and successes of other people and want that for yourself. And assume that, because you do not have the talent you see in others, you have little to offer God and His kingdom. But the verse in Isaiah can help us to have a ....

February 10, 2024

In order to answer that question for yourself, take a moment and think about the various steps you go through to get yourself ready for the day. Clearly we are creatures of habit, which becomes very apparent when we consider the patterns we ....

February 3, 2024

You don’t become a Christian because you start going to church and doing Christian activities. These things have benefits that can be confused with salvation. These things aren’t bad, unless you believe this is what it means to be a Christian.

January 27, 2024

No matter how old you are and no matter what kind of career you are in, you need to be learning. Pick up a new skill. Study a fresh topic. Read a new book. Start a new Bible study.

January 20, 2024

What would happen if every time you were squeezed, or shaken Jesus came out? When you stub your toe, rather than a sling of curse words, the nature of Jesus is evident. When a lady pulls in front of you when she should have waited, rather than ....

January 13, 2024

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8, NLT) Malachi 3:6 (NLT) says, “I am the Lord, and I do not change…” While everything around us is changing, we can depend on God continually showing us His grace, love, and ....

January 6, 2024

Whether it be TV shows, movies, music, or social media, I have found that any of those things can quickly become a gateway to allow way too much garbage into our lives if we aren't careful.

December 30, 2023

The sense of smell, which is sometimes taken for granted, affects several different areas of our lives, sometimes positively, sometimes negatively. The difference is often indicated by the word that is used to describe the smell. For instance, the ....

December 23, 2023

I did a little research, and it is said that heart disease accounts for almost one-third all deaths in Western Countries, and most of these deaths are due to coronary artery disease and hypertension, or high blood pressure. As we all know, the heart

December 16, 2023

Because we live in a world broken by sin, life is painful. Almost everyone is living with some kind of pain. The type varies – it may be physical, relational, mental, emotional, financial, social, or spiritual – but it all hurts. Pain is inevitable.

December 9, 2023

The infamous backseat driver… Have you ever been one? Or maybe been driving with one? A backseat driver is someone who constantly criticizes your driving, often when there is no true need for criticism. They think they know the better, quicker ....

December 2, 2023

If you walk into a bookstore, you will see all kinds of books for all kinds of topics. You'll find tons of books that help you help yourself with life's problems. I don't necessarily think there's anything wrong with reading self-help books. But if that’s

November 25, 2023

In every stone building, one stone is crucial. It is laid first, and it is to ensure that the building is square and stable. It is the rock on which the weight of the entire structure rests. It is the cornerstone.

November 18, 2023

God uses the example of an anchor as a promise that He is “sure and steadfast” for you and for me. Just as an anchor secures a ship, Jesus secures our soul. The anchor must be connected to the ship in order for it to do its job to stabilize ....

November 11, 2023

“For I am the LORD, I do not change” (Malachi 3:6 NKJV). Aren’t you glad that the Lord does not change? Jehovah is never changing. This is a difficult concept to understand because we change all the time. Things around us change all the time.

November 4, 2023

What if you were given $86,400.....each day to spend, but whatever you didn't spend you couldn't keep? How would you spend it? What would you spend it on? Would you use it all knowing you won't get it back? We are given 86,400 seconds each day.

October 28, 2023

Imagine your life as a movie. Who would the main character be? In every movie, there are major characters and minor characters. What happens to minor characters is not as important, because the story is about the major character.

October 21, 2023

Doesn't it feel good to be clean? A cool shower to wash away the sweat of a hot day feels so refreshing. Simple pleasure comes from pulling on a freshly washed sweater, climbing into clean sheets at bedtime, or smelling a baby after ....

October 14, 2023

Going to church is a blessing we get to enjoy here on earth. Whether the worship service is traditional, blended, or contemporary doesn’t matter. We are still blessed by it. It is important to understand ....

October 7, 2023

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." That’s a saying I learned when I was kid. While sticks and stones may very well break our bones, I have to disagree ....

September 30, 2023

Have you ever watched the Olympics? They must be as perfect and flawless as they can be. Take gymnastics.

September 23, 2023

What would you do if you had been invited to someone’s house and they served you leftovers for dinner? You show up expecting a nice ​....

September 16, 2023

Recently I was working in the nursery at church, and I was coloring with a little boy about four years old. He showed me a broken crayon ​....

September 9, 2023

A person needs a heart transplant because the heart they have isn't functioning properly and is causing problems for the individual.​

September 2, 2023

Most of us can imagine what a typical physical workout might look like. We had first stretched a little to warm up the muscles we would ....

August 26, 2023

What does the Bible say about laughter? When was the last time you laughed? A good heartfelt belly laugh? Was it one of those times ....

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