Q: I'll be celebrating my 90th birthday in a few weeks. A: Congratulations - and I pray your heart will be like mine has been these past few months: filled with gratitude and thanksgiving to God for all His blessings to you.
We may not take our words seriously - but others do, and something said thoughtlessly or in jest can do just as much damage as words that are deliberately meant to hurt.
I'm about to give up on God. I've prayed and prayed for Him to take away my problems, but nothing has changed. Why doesn't God do something?
I'm in prison, and everyone here is talking about an inmate who claimed he found God just a week before he died of cancer. How could he live like the devil most of his life but still get into heaven?
I lost my job a few weeks ago, and I can't decide what to do next. My choices are to take a job that's been offered to me (at less pay), or else dip into my savings and take some job training at our local community college.
I thought divorce would be the easy way out, but believe me, it wasn't. It's really been hard - emotionally, financially, you name it.
I felt very close to God when I gave my life to Jesus about a year ago, but now I don't feel that way at all.
About this time of year, I just stop going to church for a few weeks because all they talk about is the church budget and how we need to give more.
I've been through some very hard times recently and I feel like God has let me down. I'd like to get past this, I guess, but right now I can't help feeling angry at God.
Toward the end of last year we got dozens of letters from charities and religious organizations asking us for money. But with the economy so bad we decided not to give very much this year
I don't think it makes any difference what religion you follow, as long as you sincerely believe in some spiritual power higher than yourself. In my opinion, all religions end up in the same place
Why should I believe in Jesus and give up my lifestyle right now, if God will forgive me anyway whenever I ask Him?
What should your goals be for the coming year?
Do you believe that we'll be reunited with our loved ones when we get to heaven?
I don't see how God can blame us for our sins. After all, we all grew up in homes that weren't perfect, and God shouldn't blame us if we have the same bad habits our parents did.
Every year we say we're going to focus on the true meaning of Christmas, but then we get busy with shopping and entertaining and everything, and it never happens.
When we repeatedly turn away from God and refuse to listen to Him, slowly but surely our souls grow hard and calloused, and we can no longer hear God's call the way we once did.
What is the "Advent season"? We've moved and are in a new church, and they've made several announcements recently about what they'll be doing during Advent season, but I'm not clear what they mean.
When I was young, people told me that God put us here for a purpose. I asked God to show me what it was, but I'm in my 80s now and I can't say I've ever done anything special.
How can God give children to people and then let them abuse them? Whenever I read about child abuse I always ask myself why God did it.
Why do some people refuse to give in to God, no matter how hard things get for them?
Q: I care what happens to our country and all that, but I don't think one vote makes any difference. And anyway, Jesus never said anything about voting, did He?
Do you think the world will ever be perfect?
I know I'm supposed to worship God when I go to church, but I can't say I always do.
I don't mean to shock you, but I'm disappointed with God.