Does God Talk to Us?

By Marvin H. God knows us, He knows what we need, and He speaks to us. Some years ago, I worked in a computer manufacturing facility. As I was driving home one day, I noticed a station wagon with the hood up on the side of the road. This person obviously had a problem. While approaching the vehicle, I received a distinct impression to stop and help the person. I began to make excuses in my mind. I had just worked a 10 hour shift and was hungry. The skies were grey and a light drizzle wa...
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How Can I End My Nicotine Addiction?

By Corey S. It was time! On the first day of cessation, I rolled out of bed, hit my knees and asked Heavenly Father to keep me away from cigarettes for one day. Within a few hours, I was praying for the strength to overcome the next craving. I had suffered from nicotine addiction for ten years. I finally decided to go to God and ask for help. I remembered as a child being taught to get on my knees, fold my hands, and talk to God like He was a friend. In point of fact, God is more than just...
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How Do Military Families Cope?

By Chandler S My father’s second tour of duty would turn out to be the hardest trial of my life. I grew up in a military family where my father served two tours of duty; the first to Iraq when I was in the 5th grade and the second to Afghanistan when I was a sophomore in high school. When time came for my father to leave, I noticed something different in my mother. She was still the same person but was coping with the stress of my father’s being deployed far differently than when he was on hi...
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Does God Help Those Who Doubt? (To Those Who Doubt, Part 6 of 6)

By Michael T. God’s promises to those who exercise faith I believe that God cares that you and I would bother and worry about what’s true and real. He cares that you desire further knowledge and understanding. He desires that we be willing to wrestle with, and confront, uncertainties with the hope of greater knowledge and understanding. Specifically, we are exhorted to open ourselves to receiving his help through the following actions: Exercise faith and have hope…and to ask that we mi...
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