The Compass

Recommended Reading for Devotions 


Happiness Is A Choice for Teens by Paul Meier, M.D., Jan Meier and other books on depression

You Call This a Family? A guide to making yours better by Gregg Lewis

God's Healing for Hurting Families

Loneliness by Elisabeth Elliot

Tame your Fears by Carol Kent

Traveling Light contentment amid the burden of Life's expectation by Kurt D. Bruner

It's Not About Me- teen edition by Max Lucado



Never forget 
who God  is ...
When dealing with personal struggles and unhealthy coping...

Let Me Tell You All About.....IT... Are you struggling with a habit or addiction?

Together Forever....What would say if you had to sit face to face with yourself as a child and discuss your past?

Why God?....Have you ever been angry with God or know someone who was?   ...maybe for what you went through? ...maybe for feeling    abandoned by Him??  How does one reconcile that?

I Run....Ever try to run away from your troubles, yourself, or God?

Do You Ever Feel Like....? when you are feeling down and out, never forget...

Are You an Egg, a Carrot, or Coffee?.....How do you handle adversity?

The Healing Path....what happens when you make a really huge mistake and hurt all those you love?

Ice Princess.....when pain in relationships cause you to close yourself off to others around you

What If and Why??....Do you think you've gone too far....that God can't  forgive you??  What do you need to do to turn back?  Is           it too late??

Stools and Pews.....Looking for love and friendship in all the wrong places??  What to do....where to go.....
What we can learn from Bible stories...

Who Touched Me?.....do you have the faith to touch the hem of His cloak?

A Man in the Crowd....do you misunderstand God sometimes?

Mary's Lullaby and Last Goodbye...How did Mary handle being the mother of a Savior?

Somebody's Knockin'....Have you let Him in?

Let My RADlets Go!!....Are you like Moses?

Are We Crying Over Meat and Manna?....Are you like the grumbling Israelites?

A Stiff-necked People.....Are we like Moses, interceding for our RADs before   God?
Learning from Life...

God Moves in Mysterious Ways   ...Never underestimate what God will use to get your attention

What Ben Says...words of wisdom from one of our fore-fathers... Do you build your house without the    Lord?

A Task to Bear... How will you allow the pain in your life to grow you?

Education...at Best... An exchange between a professor and 2 students about God

Tragedies and Atrocities.... what do we do to keep our public safe, yet not take away our liberties and freedoms... the rise of massacres
Your Faith Walk and Witness...

From the Tempest to the Tower.....Are you the storm or a lighthouse?

Prayerlife.....Are you being heard?

Contentment.....how do we find joy in the midst of battle?

Song of Life.....We all have been gifts and talents to be used for the glory of God...what's yours?

What Lies Beneath?.....What are you made of when the heats on?  It's easy to be nice to nice people.  How are you under fire?

Are You a Footwasher?.....Do you show Judases in your life the same love and respect?  Are you like Christ?   

The Silent One.....Have you ever said something you wish you hadn't?...Do you have trouble with your words?

In the Darkness of the Night....what if you had come across Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane that night?..
Using/understanding God's Word

Sumsay is a Fool...What do you hear some say?   creation or evolution?

LIES Women Believe...are you sure what you believe about life is true??
1 Peter 2:19-24 
 For God is pleased with you when, for the sake of your conscience, you patiently endure unfair treatment. 20 Of course, you get no credit for being patient if you are beaten for doing wrong. But if you suffer for doing right and are patient beneath the blows, God is pleased with you. 21 This suffering is all part of what God has called you to. Christ, who suffered for you, is your example. Follow in his steps. 22 He never sinned, and he never deceived anyone. 23 He did not retaliate when he was insulted. When he suffered, he did not threaten to get even. He left his case in the hands of God, who always judges fairly. 24 He personally carried away our sins in his own body on the cross so we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. You have been healed by his wounds! 

As we parent these children, we suffer for righteousness.  It is hard to take... but we are also to be encouraged by God’s Word.  We must remember, life isn’t going to be like the world tells us it should be.  It’s not going to have a Hollywood ending.  We get upset and frustrated when our expectations are dashed by our froward children.  God’s word tells us it’s going to be hard, we will face adversity, condemnation, false accusations, ridicule, etc.  The world says love them and give them a home, that’s all they want.  Wrong!!  Stay in God’s word for hope...  help... healing... forgiveness... power...and reality
KT

Dealing with Family Calamity ... a teaching from Beth Moore on restoring relationships within family pain