Eric Speir

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4 Words Most Children Are Starving To Hear From Their Parents

I’ve worked with college students for the past seven years and I can tell you one thing has not changed regarding the needs of students. Students still need affirmation from their parents. At the beginning of the school year we would take the students on a retreat. During the retreat we would cover a variety […]

What Do You Do When You Feel Like God Has Abandoned You?

Have you ever felt like God had abandoned you or ignored your cries for help? If so, it just means you’re human. You are not the first person to have felt this way. There have been countless other people who have felt this way before. Even people of great faith have expressed this. It seems […]

One Way To Put Boots To Your Faith

Abraham is known as the Godfather of Faith. Hebrews 11 is the faith hall of fame and he’s listed among other biblical greats. One thing he is especially known for was speaking faith over his situations. If you didn’t know any better you would have thought he was a little off for some of his […]

The One Thing Missing From Yearly Goal Setting

Over the past few weeks my inbox has been flooded with emails encouraging me to get fit for the new year and to set new yearly goals. I think goals are important because they help us to stay focused and to accomplish things of importance. Goal setting is important because it is focused around one […]

The Tempation of Envy

Be careful not envy someone else’s success because you don’t know the battles they’ve fought to get there.

Proof That God Knows Your Address

Have you ever felt like God didn’t know your address or where you were at? Have you ever wondered if you’ve made too many mistakes for God to use you or want to help you? If so, you’re in good company. I suspect the Apostle Paul once felt like this. Let me give you the […]

Two Things You Need To Know About Fulfilling Your Dreams And Destiny

There’s a lot out there about fulfilling your dreams and destiny. Authors talk about finding yourself and discovering who you are and etc. While this is interesting and makes for good reading it often leaves out a couple of key points that I wish someone would have told me sooner. I’m an avid Bible reader. […]

Has Your Faith Been Tamed? (Here’s How To Get Out)

The other day my family and I were driving home from a shopping trip. On the way we passed an animal refuge called Noah’s Ark. This animal refuge is surrounded by a chain link fence. The fence is designed to keep the animals in. In essence, it’s meant to contain them or hold them back. […]

7 Reasons Why God Doesn’t Answer Your Prayers

Have you ever had a prayer go unanswered? If you’ve been a follower of Christ for any length of time, then you probably have. If you’ve had all your prayers answered, please let me know your secret because I’m obviously missing something! It’s hard to know the reasons why God doesn’t answer all of our […]

Betrayed: How To Move Forward When Others Let You Down

Betrayal is a hard pill to swallow. At some point, we all will face this. The key is how we respond when it happens to us. My pastor, Randy Valimont, just released a new book related to this topic. In the book he cites the example of when Lucifer betrayed the Lord. He also cites […]