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What are the keys to fun and fruitful family devotions?

What are the keys to fun and fruitful family devotions?

Doing family devotions may seem a bit daunting, but the benefits far outweigh the costs. The most valuable lessons you will ever teach your children will be meeting with the family and studying together how to love God and love others well. When done in a fun and...

What does it mean to do parent well?

What does it mean to do parent well?

My answer to this question is probably not what you might think. We had 4 children in 6 years, so needless to say things were always in motion. As a new Christian, I was given the impression that it was my responsibility to ensure that my children believe in Jesus and...

What happens when church isn’t the way it’s supposed to be?

What happens when church isn’t the way it’s supposed to be?

Victoria, my four-year-old granddaughter, was so excited to finally get to go to school, she could barely control herself. The evening before her big day, she laid her clothes out on the floor next to her bed, along with her new Elsa backpack, that was packed with new...

Why does accountability to one another matter?

Why does accountability to one another matter?

If there is a missing ingredient in most Christian lives, I would guess that it would be desiring accountability from one to another. A life characterized by vulnerability, teach-ability, honesty, and availability, is one that embraces accountability. This person is...

I am a Christian but still feel guilty. What can I do?

I am a Christian but still feel guilty. What can I do?

Feeling guilty is feeling bad for something you have done or the condition in which you are living. That kind of guilt is not necessarily a bad thing. We can be thankful for some guilty feelings because they drive us to seek God's forgiveness through His Son. When a...

I am stuck. My faith is weak. What can I do?

I am stuck. My faith is weak. What can I do?

Years ago, I decided to face my fear of flying head-on. I was tired of white-knuckling the armrests of my seat, like that, could save me, and sweating profusely from take-off to landing. Getting to my destination and leaving it ruined the whole trip. I had to do...

What does it mean for a society to be post-Christian?

What does it mean for a society to be post-Christian?

Click the player below to listen to Nancy answer recorded live on Moody radio. A post-Christian society recognizes Christian ideas and generally follows watered-down Christian values, but rejects its’ ethics and a Christian worldview. The Christian language and...

How can I have fellowship with God?

How can I have fellowship with God?

Click the player below to listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio. People often identify as a Christian because they might go to church. For them, more than that is a bit over-the-top. They might say they are friends with Jesus from a worldly...

What are the keys to forgiving others?

What are the keys to forgiving others?

Forgiving others is a discipline that most of us have not conquered and probably never will. There is no doubt that Scripture is very clear that we, as Christians, must forgive others as Christ has forgiven us. God would not command something if we could' t obey it....

What does repentance look like?

What does repentance look like?

We all need God’s saving grace through the death and resurrection of His Son. Our natural condition is one of sin, which makes us guilty in the eyes of God. We know that the penalty for sin is death. That is what we all deserve, eternal separation from God. Because of...

Why does being created in God’s image matter?

Why does being created in God’s image matter?

If you were not created in God's image, you would be the result of random chance. You would have no inherent value, no relationship with God, no sense of morality, love, peace, and hope. When you died, you would turn into dirt.   The good news is that you...

How can I have hope in the midst of fear of what lies ahead?

How can I have hope in the midst of fear of what lies ahead?

When fear crashes in on us, hope, and assurance of God being in control seems impossible. Most of us use the word "hope" as an emotional response that conveys doubt. Hoping that we get what we want for our birthday is not how the Bible defines "hope." It is the...

How can I trust God’s faithfulness in times of trouble?

How can I trust God’s faithfulness in times of trouble?

Click the player below to listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio. For many, these days of uncertainty are scary.  The threat of catching a deadly disease is a reality every moment of every day. The stock market is down. People are challenged to...

How can I trust God’s faithfulness in times of trouble?

How can I trust God’s faithfulness in times of trouble?

For many, these days of uncertainty are scary. The threat of catching a deadly disease is a reality every moment of every day. The stock market is down. People are challenged to stay away from each other. The grocery stores are picked clean and toilet paper has become...

Unanswered…Smoke, Mirrors and God

Unanswered…Smoke, Mirrors and God

Anchorsaway is a ministry dedicated to the transformation of hearts and minds through the teaching of the Christian worldview. Anchorsaway Ministry equips, through the Anchorsaway & Unanswered curricula, the truth of the Scriptures, how to live out the truth in...

How can I get peace when I am so afraid?

How can I get peace when I am so afraid?

There are at least two kinds of fear mentioned in the Bible. The first kind of fear is the fear of the Lord, which is healthy and can lead to wisdom and understanding (Psalm 111:10) Also, with the fear of the Lord is life and true rest (Proverbs 14:27; 19:23). ...

When we confess our sins, does God forget them?

When we confess our sins, does God forget them?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, here: Religion does strange things to people. It can make us feel like someone has a choke hold on us. It can make us feel continually guilty with no hope of ever experiencing forgiveness or getting to know God...

Is God male or female or both?

Is God male or female or both?

I was asked to speak at a university in Indianapolis and wanted to speak on the question, “What if God isn’t who you think he is?” The topic of the talk was given for approval to Christian leaders on campus and the response was to change the name due to the...

What does it mean to be a servant leader?

What does it mean to be a servant leader?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, here: Few are called to lead multitudes of people, but all Christians are called to lead by the way we live our lives and speak into the culture. Our perfect model of a leader is found in the person of Jesus...

Is the atonement of Christ unlimited?

Is the atonement of Christ unlimited?

Click the player below to listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio. This is a hot issue for sure. Friendships have been lost, churches have split and families disrupted over this issue. This is a question that we know make perfect sense to God but not to...

Is the atonement of Christ unlimited?

Is the atonement of Christ unlimited?

This is a hot issue for sure. Friendships have been lost, churches have split and families disrupted over this issue. This is a question that we know make perfect sense to God but not to the human mind. “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things...

What is spiritual abuse, and what can I do about it?

What is spiritual abuse, and what can I do about it?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, click here. Many have been loved and cared for well by their church. There are many godly pastors and elders that are doing amazing Kingdom work. However, here are other churches and people groups who claim to be...

I feel lonely. Is there any hope for me?

I feel lonely. Is there any hope for me?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, click here. How could it be, in a time with humans have never been more connected through technology, people are the loneliest, more isolated, anxious and depressed group to have ever lived. Loneliness is not...

If God cares about us, why are there so many starving people?

If God cares about us, why are there so many starving people?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, click here. “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes,...

Reading the Bible is not doing it for me? What’s wrong?

Reading the Bible is not doing it for me? What’s wrong?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio, click here. Some Christian leaders have a vision for 2020 as the Year of the Bible for millions around the world. The movement hopes to help believers and nonbelievers alike to engage with the Bible like never...

What happened after the Birth of Jesus?

What happened after the Birth of Jesus?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, click here. I remember well planning for my wedding. The weeks and months leading up to it were filled with scheduling, organizing, and preparations for the event. Soon the big day arrived, and 6 hours later,...

Who was with Mary when she gave birth to Jesus?

If you were not created in God's image, you would be the result of random chance. You would have no inherent value, no relationship with God, no sense of morality, love, peace, and hope. When you died, you would turn into dirt.  The story of the birth of Christ...

Why did the Jewish People Miss the Celebrating the Birth of Jesus?

Why did the Jewish People Miss the Celebrating the Birth of Jesus?

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you...

Yes and Amen!

Yes and Amen!

'Tis the season of gifts, and gift giving. Beautiful gifts, fancy paper, big bows, and bright colors. We are all in search for the perfect gift for each of our special friends and loved ones. Ultimately God is a giver of wonderful gifts. He is the giver of life, the...

Why didn’t Jesus’s genealogy reflect a more regal line?

Why didn’t Jesus’s genealogy reflect a more regal line?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio, click here. Jesus's bloodline was anything but holy and majestic; it was downright dysfunctional and scandalous! Jesus always was and always will be God. He is of the very nature of God, the Father, and the...

How can we know that Jesus is the Messiah?

How can we know that Jesus is the Messiah?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio, click here. If there is one known fact that we can be absolutely sure, it happened would be the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Archeological discoveries, writings from antiquity, and the...

Why do I struggle with an inconsistent biblical worldview?

Why do I struggle with an inconsistent biblical worldview?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio, click here. A biblical worldview is one's total conception of the world from a biblical standpoint. It's a Christian's fundamental belief system about the meaning of life, the nature of God, the source of...

How can I give thanks amid suffering?

How can I give thanks amid suffering?

How can I be grateful when so many of my expectations have gone unmet? Why am I bent on thinking and wishing for the ideal and not able to be content and grateful for what is? Why are the circumstances of life robbing me of the joy and peace? For many, Thanksgiving is...

Are we living in the end times?

Are we living in the end times?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio click here. When I was a teenager, a friend, who was a Jehovah's Witness, told me that in one week the world was coming to an end. I believed her and was terrified. I still remember the relief when that day...

How can I discern the voice of Satan from God’s voice?

How can I discern the voice of Satan from God’s voice?

To listen to Nancy answer recorded live on Moody Radio, click here. The best way to fight against Satan is to spend time in the Bible. Not just to read words but rather to spend time reading and praying through God’s Word. Knowing God’s Word will prepare you to...

How can I know what God’s will is for me?

How can I know what God’s will is for me?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio, click here. God's primary will for us is that we believe that Jesus died and rose again for the forgiveness of our sins. Once we believe, we become His child and live in fellowship with Him, where we learn to...

How can we discern counterfeit miracles?

How can we discern counterfeit miracles?

To listen to Nancy's response recorded live on Moody radio, click here. Most all denominations and Christians affirm the belief in miracles. It has never been a hot point for most people except for one in particular, Thomas Jefferson. He was obsessed with disgust with...

What does it mean to obey God?

What does it mean to obey God?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio, click here. The word obey has a much deeper meaning than our use of the word in English. We tend to think of it as to do something someone tells you to do. You can be mad about it or happy, but the idea is just...

What about all the wars that are caused in the name of Christianity?

What about all the wars that are caused in the name of Christianity?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio, click here. There are many who claim that they are Christians but are not. False religions and many cults often would say they are Christians even though they do not believe that Jesus is God. Likewise, there...

What was Jesus’ body like after the resurrection?

What was Jesus’ body like after the resurrection?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio, click here. After the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, almost everyone, except for the Sadducees, believed in His bodily resurrection. All the eyewitness accounts of the Jesus' resurrection and historical...

What brings God pleasure?

What brings God pleasure?

To listen to the answer recorded live on Moody Radio, click here. We worship a relational God; He loves, he weeps, he cares, he uplifts, he comforts, and he sacrifices for us. He has also created us all as relational beings to become more like Him in the way we love...

What is the gospel? What difference does it make in everyday life?

What is the gospel? What difference does it make in everyday life?

To listen to Nancy's response recorded live on Moody Radio click here. Without all of the add-ons that religion has tagged onto the gospel throughout time, what is its definition? The word “gospel” means good news. It is great news for all of us when we believe that...

What does it mean to rely on the sovereignty of God?

What does it mean to rely on the sovereignty of God?

God is all-knowing and all-powerful. He is in total control of all that has happened, is happening, and will happen. There is nothing that He can’t do and nothing that he doesn’t know. In the midst of his sovereignty, he allows all humans that he created to have free...

Is there any such thing as true love?

Is there any such thing as true love?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, click here. The best definition of true or real love in the Bible is found in 1John:4:8 “Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love”. Chances are that when you go to a wedding, you will...

Was Abraham’s faith in God blind?

Was Abraham’s faith in God blind?

Listen to Nancy's answer from the original recording with Moody Radio, click here. The term “blind faith” is a bit of an oxymoron. Faith is based on what you know to be true. If you spent time with God daily through studying the Word and other books of history, and...