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anthem of our family, family’s summer, kingdom, Matthew 6:11, Matthew 6:12-13, Matthew 6:9-10, Rolling Stones -

“No, you can’t always get what you want.  You can’t always get what you want. You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometime, you find you get what you need” Well known lyrics from the Rolling Stones.  Now I’m not so sure about the rest of song, but those lines right there…yeah…they seemed to be the anthem of our family’s summer. And aside from the fact that it is a toe-tapping, catchy tune, what if what I apparently needed was definitely not what I had thought I wanted? From the big events, to the small mundane everyday events, it seemed as though the things I had hoped for and wanted were out of reach.  Triple locked behind very large doors that had been metaphorically slammed in my pouting face So then what? How does a grown adult gracefully respond to disappointment?

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Christianity, faith, healing, Laying on Hands, power -

Many people argue that Christianity is different from all the other spiritual faith systems and practices. However, the reality is that there are a lot of similarities between these practices and at the end of the day, the aim is the same, to use spiritual energy to heal wounds whether physical or emotional, which can impact bodies in the physical realm. Here are a few of the things that you need to know about spiritual healing.

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American version, bible, English Standard Version, King James Version, New American Standard, New International Version, versions -

There are so many translations of the Bible, each one offering a unique reading experience. Which translation you choose to read should be based on your individual language preferences and understanding of the background of Biblical times. However, it is recommended that you take the time to explore all the different versions of the Bible available to you in order to find the one that provides the greatest understanding while speaking to you the most. Here are a few popular versions and descriptions of what sets them apart from their counterparts.

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Basic Dresses, church dresses, Hold the Dress Up, United Kingdom -

People own about $13 billion worth of clothes that they do not wear in the United Kingdom alone, and it is not any different in the rest of the developed world. In fact, the average American has about $263.44 worth of unnecessary clothing in their wardrobe. If you go to a church where dresses are still the norm, then here are some tips on how not to waste your paycheck on church dresses while always looking sharp.

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Bible study, Camping Activities, Faith-Based Retreat, Guest speakers, Speak up to the Lord -

Courtesy of Crosswalk Faith-based retreats can be an excellent way for children and adults to explore their spirituality and connect with people with similar goals. It helps that most retreats take place outdoors where people can see the incredible power and beauty of God's creation in person. To make the retreat successful, it will require a couple of standard features that any retreat should have.

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