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Mine was different. I think it started the day I was baptized or maybe a little bit before. There were changes happening to me.
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Pronetustress: a contagion of conflicted purpose brought on by trying to be everything to everyone who wants anything. symptoms include: unexplained exhaustion; frequent thirst for get-a-way or vacation time; poor dietary habits; weight gain or loss; hypertension; skin wrinkles and red face. Prescription: I Peter 5:7
Planneritis: identified most obviously in adults who carry a day planner or daytimer with them wherever they go. the Planneritis patient may develop a downward gaze, acute aversion to interruptions, schedule anxiety, and absenteeism from his/her home. Prescription: James 4:13-15
Spendaway: marked by chronic obsessive impulses to swap money for anything else. advanced Spendaway may necessitate that truckloads of material things be regularly taken from the adult's residence to the dump, just to maintain adequate living space. adults previously diagnosed with Cantsaveadime are twenty times more likely to progress in signs of Spendaway. Prescription: Luke 16:10-15
Yellawhile: noted by loud outbursts precipitated in frustration. Yellawhile infects the adult's ability to love other people, and can lead to strain of the larynx or tongue extension; inability to communicate effectively; life-threatening cardiac events and heart failure. Prescription: Proverbs 15:1
Coupledetached: exact etiology unknown; possibly a variant of Independentusamericanous. advanced indication of Coupledetached may appear with mom and dad not agreeing about much of anything. classic indications of Coupledetached can be observed in married people who behave as if one or both still have a separate life to live. Symptoms include difficulty in spending time together, abrupt lifestyle changes and dry lips. Coupledetached can often progress to virulent Divorciousmultipliticus. Prescription: Ephesians 5:22-33
Workobsessapay: plague of the 20th century still with us today. often found derivative in culture of the American Dream, chronic Workobsessapay develops acute expression upon exposure to materialism, lack of God purpose, unhappy household, or the mere potential of an overtime wage. First signs likely to include calloused hands and a tattered heart. Prescription: John 6:27
Insuralot: caused by exposure to Phobiouseverythingus and God distrust. Early symptoms include anxiety, worry, and long talks with telephone sales people. Insuralot may cause the adult to become over-confident, relatively impoverished, or to purchase multiple life insurance policies for themselves or others. Prescription: Luke 12:22-34
Nofuntohav: insipid outcome of a heavy heart perpetual, Nofuntohav takes over the adult's ability to see through the eyes of a child. early symptoms to onset include: failures in the laughter reflex; impatience; moderate hydrophobia; loss of ticklish spots; inability to run or point at rainbows; disinterest in children and small animals. for severe cases, the adult with Nofuntohav may insist upon locking themselves indoors. Prescription: Matthew 18:1-6
suicidle in church
is church suposed to make you feel suicidle? cuz some times when i am in a church i feel depressed and sad and like i wannna die are you suposed to feel that way?
re: suicidle in church
hey Kayla, When I started going to church I did feel depressed and sad and felt suicidle. why? Because I've had a really bad life. I was always abused by my birth father. When ever I walked into the church I always wonder why God let my dad do that to me, so thats why I did't think I deserve to live. But now I am a Christian I now under stood what God had planed for me. Now I am adopted by a wonderful family that truly loves me and have faith in me. Just this past Friday (2-27-04) My birth father died in his sleep from a heart attack. I just wanted to die, But I knew that God will give me strenth through the death of my father. I've been going to church for 2 years now, becuase of all the love I get from friends, family and God. I don't feel SUICIDLE any more. I am happy that God made me, because now I can tell my natual family all about Jesus Christ. Just have Faith in Jesus and in YOURSELF!!!! I have HOPE you can do it Kayla.
In public school you will donate about 2,200 days (~13,000 hours). Through 12 years of classes, the school district will collect about $70,000 for your time served in the chalkboard jungle. No, you can't get it for less at Wal-Mart.
Why is school too easy or too hard, boring or frustrating, irrelevant or pressured? Let's pull out that Bible from our backpacks to solve for a God perspective on education
In the USofA, school most often means study. It's true that God's Word reveals we should study. Study is diligence & devotion with direction. [Ezra 7:10; Proverbs 1:5; 9:9; II Timothy 2:15] There's another part to education called training. [Proverbs 22:6; II Timothy 3:16] For training, the Greek word-idea is like cultivating the garden of your mind. A well thought garden can be sweet.
Study without training may be frustrating or boring. I'm learning all this stuff (studying) without doing much with it. Training (a.k.a., experience) is something that employers often look for in job applicants, while our middle & high schools emphasize study goals for students.
Everything you will learn in high school can be understood by age 13. Schools in other countries accelerate learning and training after completing the third grade, along with offering more interesting subjects and skill training to connect with study goals. How can we make our school time more meaningful, relevant and helpful?
Understand God's purpose in study & training. Though most schoolbooks and school teachers leave Him out, do everything you do (or, study) to the glory of God. [I Corinthians 10:31] My studies go better when I have His clear purpose already in mind.
Get involved with helping other students at school. Tutoring is a good way to get the training that your school may have left out. Helping others has many rewards, and can be a powerful way to exemplify Jesus Christ. [I Timothy 4:12; Titus 2:6-8]
Integrate your learning experiences. Science needs math and reading needs literature and art needs science and history needs language and language needs math and everything needs God because He made it all, and He is the only One who can show us the melody and harmony of life. [Job 38:4; Proverbs 9:10; Colossians 1:9-10] Without the knowledge (learning) of God our language is dubious, our history is pointless, our science is weird, our math is irrational.
Recognize that to live is to learn. It never stops. Train to embrace it because growth in skill, knowledge & wisdom is within God's perfect will for you.
Sure, I started liking girls, and I started treating them a whole lot better. There was other stuff, too. Way more radical than for my friends at school. I actually was thinking about other people as more important than what I wanted. And I kept getting asked about a Bible I was carrying, like people don't carry books to class and stuff? Hanging-out with Christians and I was missing out on some of the trouble people I knew were into. And people started coming to me for answers to stuff. Then there were the service days I went to helping other people paint or clean or yardwork or homework -- somebody else's homework. Once, we drove over a hundred miles just to help out. Seriously, spiritual puberty makes you crazy! It was like a war zone inside me, as I always knew who would win. I remember this time some of us stood outside in the freezing cold praying for an hour. Afterwards, someone watching thought I was a protestor. Didn't stop there. I was praying with teachers and homeless people, and with my family at home. Mom thought I needed to visit a psychologist, but I talked her out of it. The second year, I spent a lot of time just talking to Jesus Christ. My body had changed and my brain was re-wired or something. People at the church said that I was trying to please God. I don't remember trying as much as wondering what was going to happen to me next with all the changes. Now, I'm pretty much through it. I tell people it's a work of the Spirit
Here are some real questions and some actual advice given by teens.
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am i fat?. I am 13 and I have a twin sister who is a bit skinyer than me. I am not huge at least I don't think I am anyway. I weigh 115 and fit into a size 3-5. But any way there is this guy and used to like me but now he says he likes my sister just because she is more skinny than me. It's not fair. What should I do? Am I really fat?
A. I have been feeling that way too. like I am too fat sometimes. Obviously this guy has some problems if he is going for your twin just because she is a little bit skinnier. And no, you're not fat. Everybody is not meant to be skinny. Just be happy with what you look like. I know you have probably heard it that a million times, but because it is good advice.
B. If you want to know if you are too fat ask your doctor they're really good at telling if you have too much weight. Do you munch on junk food a lot? That is more important because how you treat your body matters more than what you look like. And don't even think you are healthy just because you can still sit in front of a TV and eat popcorn. Everyone needs good food and to jump around and exercise.
C. If you wear 3-5 you are not fat believe me. People dream of fitting into that. I wear anything from 0 thru 7 and weigh 105-110 pounds that is average for someone my height 5'5.
D. The guy is obviously very shallow for basing his decision on that. Don't waste your time on someone who doesn't even care who you really are.
i'm addicted. I need to ask if its ok to get addicted to something. I recently started studying intensely every night for Quizbowl. All its doing is helping me, and I am really improving, but I think that my teammates are offended because they think that the only reason I'm studying is to be the best (what's so wrong with being the best??), suck up, which I really like my coach and really wanna win this stuff for her, because it would make her happy, and take their questions away from them. so I know stuff... who cares. My coach loves me for putting so much time and effort into Quizbowl, and I am happy because she is happy, but I'm not so sure that my teammates are so happy, every time that I answer, they all glare at me. I am still a study-haulic, but is this the wrong choice??? Is it wrong for you to wanna improve even if you are already good. Am I being a fool by choosing to make me and my coach happy, or should I do what my teammates want me to do.
A. Don't care what they think... You've worked so hard for this... Enjoy it. Have fun doing it. It already sounds like you are having fun except for ur team mates. It's not ur fault ur team doesn't try as hard as you... Go out have fun and don't let them bother you!
B. What does God want you to do? That's the question you should be first to answer. God is our only purpose worth having. Just doing something for yourself or for someone else will only last a short time and then its gone. People get addicted to all kinds of things and then they have to deal with the problems of their addictions.
C. You should take a vacation for awhile. Stay away from brainy contests and don't even walk inside the library until you have a few weeks to cool off from the addiction. If its still bad after that maybe there is a Quizbowl anonimous somewhere to help you.
about wicca. About half of my friends have decided to be or are deciding about whether or not to be involved in wicca, or witchcraft. The Bible says it is wrong and that the Lord says it is 'detestable'. I've read Deuteronomy 18:10, I think it was, and another verse I can't remember that clearly state that witchcraft is evil, and I know it. Yet I don't know what to do. One of my really good friends might get involved, and I'm scared because I know it'll either be Wicca or our friendship, and our friendship has been rocky from the beginning, and no, she's not a Christian, yet God had given me the opportunity to tell her about His Word. I'm afraid she'll choose Wicca. I`ve already lost a few friends to this, who cut me off just because I'm not a part and think the whole thing is pathetic, yet they aren`t the friend that this one girl is/was. I'm at a loss.
A. There is a very powerful prayer for conversion and such. "O Blood and water that gushed forth from the heart of Jesus, as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in you". It was given to St. Faustina by Our Lord. He said "If you say this prayer with a contrite heart and with faith on behalf of that some sinner I will give that soul the grace of conversion." Say the prayer with your friends in mind. I would also be very careful because Satan has attacked people for saying it (it's that powerful), so wear a crucifix always, keep a Bible near you as much as possible, and if you have a Rosary have it on you day and night.
B. Oh, so Wicca is bad because the Bible says so. I'm asking you to demonstrate why Wicca is harmful; what damage can it do? Who is harmed by it? Does it even work? In this case, this is one of those "sins" that doesn't hurt anybody, like homosexuality.
C. Your friend is making a choice. When friends cut us off because we believe in Jesus it is a blessing from God because we will not need to be distracted or tempted or discouraged by whatever it is they have chosen instead of Jesus' love. Let your friends leave, but don't give up your prayer for them. Keep a love for them fresh. Relationships come and go but love is the key.
D. If you have a friend that is Wicca, may I ask why you have to lose a friend over it? Is it because of continuous telling him/her that it is wrong? If all sins are equal, as some believe, then why worry about it so? Honestly, if you were to cease to be friends with everyone that ever committed a sin against the Bible, you would be all alone. Learn to accept. Event he Bible says love your enemies. It also says not to judge.
self mutilation. How do u deal with anger? I get mad and lately I've picked up the habit of diggin my nails into my palm or contemplating serious suicide. Any thoughts?
A. I take out my serious anger in a physical way. I have learned to do it on non-living things, too... Good thing, I think my brother likes his body and would like to keep it. So I take a bat to an old tree-stump, or something like that. If I'm mad, I'll beat up the stump.
B. Cutting myself is fun cause it takes away the pain. oh yeah and injecting herione takes away pain but don't do that okay.
C. When angry or depressed people do three things: Burn, cut, or break. All of which are an unhealthy way to vent. Talk to a psychologist. This is something I experience on a daily basis, as I have a severe mood instability, and have to deal with depression nearly every day of my life. I am just lucky that I haven't had access to razors lately.
D. You just need to find another way to deal with your anger... start journaling your stressors throughout the day... every little thing that bugs you needs to go down on paper about who, what, where, why, and how... then decide how you are going to deal with them.
E. Hey don't even think about that... you don't have to hurt yourself. Just ask God to help ya, and read the Bible. Give yourself to God, I mean give your anger to God and don't think about suicide, it's wrong. God loves His children. He didn't make you to cut into yourself and He wants you to be patient and hold on to Him for some really good stuff that's coming from Him for you.
it's killing me I had this friend who was not a Christian and he was murdered and I feel that I know I could have talked to him about God but I did'nt because I was too scared too. Now I feel like I am the reason that he is where he is now. I feel like the worst person on the planet. I am really beginning to question my faith and just dont know what to do.
A. Hey, it's over you can't fix that. Just worry about the now the past doesn't matter. I know sort of how you feel. I've got plenty of friends that aren't Christians (sure they say they are but they don't act like it). I know it was hard to tell him, and how tormented you must be now. Never question your faith because God loves you. If you question it'll only be harder.
B. Remember your friend next time that you're scared to talk to a friend about God, it might give you the courage to tell them about jesus!
this guy There is this guy I really really like. He's 2 years older than me and he's like really popular. I don't know if he goes to church, but I think he does. I've heard that he has done some really bad stuff, and that's why I don't like him as much. I think he likes me though. I've liked him for almost a year. Anybody got any advice?????
A. Ask him out. That way you'll know if he's even interested in you.
B. If the boy has changed then go for it, however if not then steer clear because even though you think you may be able to bring him up to the lord, in reality he will only bring you down, not to mention the whole abstaining from the appearance of evil thing.
C. My advice would be to pray about it. It sounds to me like he isn't a Christian if he's into doing bad things. Part of living for God is having the Fear of the Lord. Having Fear of the Lord is basically not sinning because you want to please God and be what He wants you to be. If he is not living for God then it is not God's will for you to be looking at him like there's something good in him for you. You need to ask God for his direction and really listen to Him instead of listening to your own feelings like so often many of us do.
D. Well, u could approach him casually, and just start a convo. Try 2 find out about him b4 u consider going out or anything. bye!
E. If it's true he does bad things then maybe ya'll can make an agreement.. like uhhh... you give up things he don't like and he gives up things you don't like. Then maybe you could invite him to church.
my family secrets: My family sometimes keeps a lot of secrets from each other. Not necessarily bad secrets or anything bad. Like that we just aren't very honest with our whole family. I keep them within the family of course but I just wondered if anyone else had secrets like that inside their families.
A. Probably. I don't know my parents don't tell me everything.
B. Ya my parents wait until the day before we leave to go on a three day trip. They just assume I know.
C. Is your family afraid to talk about stuff or do they just forget to talk about stuff? Is there a time every day you could all talk about the secrets and other stuff and maybe get more comfortable talking? I love being honest about things. It helps.
my dad is an alcoholic My dad is a really heavy drinker. An alcoholic per se and he always is drinking. He is drunk most of the time. I have only seen him sober about twice in my life. I want him to change. He has been to a rehab twice but he starts drinking again. It runs in the family too What should I do?
A. I know how you feel my dad is an alcoholic too. He gets mean when he's drunk and is very emotionally abusive. I've prayed about it a lot but it never helped. (Not saying that praying won't help so do pray.) Does he bother you when he is drunk?
B. I have been taking LMS (Life Management Skills) so I know it cannot run in the family. It just means that you are able to get hooked on it if you start doing it, and become dependant.
C. Don't fetch him a beer and don't make excuses for his behavior. He may have to hit the rock bottom from drinking so much. Ask the people at your church for help and if they don't want to help then ask people at a different church until you find some friends to help with your dad. You will know they are helping when they call and come over to your house a lot, and pray and be patient.
D. Have you asked your dad to go to an AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meeting? People who drink can share together their problems and find themselves enough to stop drinking sometimes. That's what your dad should try and do.
need help stopping bullies There's this kid in my class, he's younger than me but he's bigger than me. He already tried to stab me with a pencil. I told my teacher. He got in trouble but he still picks on me what should I do.
A. Laugh at them. Make jokes about how they need to get a life because they don't have better things to do besides poking you with pencils. Or, you can make a big deal outta it in the middle of the whole class and even the teacher by just yelling at him to cut it out. This will embarrass him hopefully.
B. If you don't make a big deal outta it, he'll probably stop. He probably does it to get a reaction out of u. At least that is why some people do it. Others do it just to inflict pain. To get him to stop, just don't react, he'll get sick of bothering u. Remember the verse 'resist the devil and he will flee from u'? Well, resist blowing up, or making a big deal outta it. Talking to bullies only makes things worse.
C. Does he have any real friends? Does he need help with some schoolwork? Show that you care about him like Jesus would and he will have a hard time being a bully to you. Be helpful and keep alert and don't be afraid of anybody. After that you can help him stop bullying other kids if he is.
D. I'd bully him back and tell a teacher if you are worried.
i think i have depression I think I might have depression, but I don't know what to do about it! It runs in my family, several of my relatives have either tried to or actually committed suicide from it. I haven't been feeling like myself lately, and I cry a lot, and feel very angry, and have violent outbursts. Sometimes I feel like 'this is the end'. I feel lost and don't know what to do?! Should I tell my parents? I don't know how too, it's too scary for me. I don't want my friends to think I'm crazy.
A. I was depressed about about a year ago. It was frustrating. Everytime someone would say something to me I would cry. I'd cry myself to sleep every nite. I'd cry for hours and hours. My parents could only sit by and worry.
B. Just tell them that you feel you might be depressed and they will get you to a doctor and onto medicine but not until you are sure. And don't go on Zoloft it screws you up.
C. Since depression runs in your family your parents will understand. If you don't get help for it you will probably get worse and maybe kill yourself or something bad.
D.You don't seem depressed but you probably are crazy or maybe upset about stuff.
E. I get depressed when I worry about things and about me. Check and see what you think about most and are you thinking about yourself because God wants us to think about others and to be healthy that way. So, if you're worried about things don't do that and after awhile you will wonder why you were ever feeling that way and you can remember to think about good things for other people and with God.
should i witness to I have a friend who's parents were killed in a car crash last month. I am praying that she'll become a Christian. However she's a Jehovah's Witness, and her religion is all that's keeping her going. So I want to know if I should witness to her. If I do, she might think I was trying to crush her, but if I don't, she'll go to hell! What do I do???
A. She's going through a hard time, so telling her she wouldn't go to heaven right now wouldn't be a good idea- especially with the realization that her parents wouldn't have either.
B. That's a dumb answer because Jehovah's Witness don't believe that they go to heaven anyway!! Just invite her to your church. That's always a cool thing to do.
C. Not everyone who goes to one church doesn't believe in Jesus. Yeah you should witness be kind and gentle and listening.
verge of anorexia Hey. I am 15, and I am on the verge of anorexia. I have a very low self image but I don't know how to change this. Help?
A. Chances are, if you think you are on the verge of anorexia, you actually have it. Anorexia begins with a state of mind (a serious obsession with weight often stemming from other underlying problems). Take it from me, a recovering bulimic, eating disorders are death sentences. Please seek help. Often times therapy is necessary.
B. I feel that I have extra weight, but I am not going to try to go through the pressure of an eating disorder. Are you in sports? If you are that's cool and that may help you loose weight if u feel u need to. I am in track that has helped me build muscle. If you don't like sports then maybe you can dance or jog at or around your house.
C. Hi, well I hope u don't get into anerexia. Just read in the Bible about how much God loves u and he created u just the way u are and he loves u that way! He doesn't make junk. The world tells us we need to be paper thin, but don't listen. I know it's hard. Eat well and exercise and trust God with ur body. He made it just for u and not to starve u. If u have to think about overweight, u can volunteer to help people who are overweight take better care of themselves. Maybe ur youth group or church can help u get involved when u help others u will do better with u.
i hate church Ok, I believe in God and faith and all, but I hate church!! I have like never missed a church service and I have heard the same stuff forever!! I am a PK, and I think that part of the reason I hate church is because I get to see all of the behind-the-scenes stuff, so I get to know all the secrets, good or bad, and that affects how I feel towards church and my congregation. Is it OK to hate church and love god?
A. Does God hate church?? Well, maybe He does but He still loves the people. I know it's easy to think that church is just a bunch of people that come and sermons you get to hear a million times but it's really something different. Christians should get together if they are able to, but sometimes there may be other stuff that comes along so it's up to you to find what is really good and what is not. And to thank God for the good stuff even if it's just a little bit of something good like Jesus.
B. What religion are you? If you really love God, you would like going to church.
C. I honestly think you do not need church to have god. I also hate my church, it just doesnt do anything for me. But I love Jesus and I've given him my life, I just don't think you need church.
D. I don't hate church. But I hate my youth group, it is starting to get boring. All they want to do is play around instead of get some Word.
E. Church is supposed to bring Christians together. Church is like a fire, and you are a log. Alone you can't burn very long, but united with other logs make the fire. Go to church, tell your pastor-mom she needs more stories.
divorce being in the middle… Oh man, I have decided that I totally side with God on the idea of hating divorce, it really stinks. My parents have never gotten along and have gotten separated many a time now. About a year and a half or so ago my parents decided to get divorced. And I thought it was bad b4!! It got so much worse. It finally ended about a week ago and I'm hoping that things will begin settling down. I am totally in the middle always. And as the oldest, I have had to make some tough lifechanging decisions for me and my sisters (ages 12 and 7). My dad and I have never gotten along but having to stand up to him and take my sisters away from him by way of court. now we really don't get along. But I want to let all u's out there know that my God is a big ol God and He won't ever leave u! He has been with me thru it all and will continue to be with me. I have grown closer to Him in a way that I never could have imagined.
A. I am kinda in ur situation. Like, my parents have been divorced for about 5-6 years now. My 10-yr-old brother and I only see my dad every other weekend, but we have 2 stepsisters and a stepmom there waiting for us. Except we live in the spare dining room when we visit 'the kid's room' so it's not even officially ours. There's a TV in there, a lap top with internet and games, board games, so they're always in there! They mess up my top bunk of the bed and nose through my drawer (singular, by the way. one drawer). I can't stand it!
B. Dude, divorce is like well there are no words to describe it that bad. My parents were never married so we didn't have to go to court, but other junk happened so guess even I don't know which is worse them apart or together all was pretty bad cuz it all about me and my sis especially me cuz I'm older.
C. My dad just re-married and ran out of money so he decided to sell all my things cuz his waz too precious, so I have a big grudge against my dad but I just pray.
D. This is a tough situation. My Mom has been divorced twice. It's like you say that you can grow closer to God even when your parents are breaking up. You can't help with a divorce but God will help you in the middle of one. It's like it never ends and it's confusing and really sad That's why I think God doesn't want divorce.
E. Hey! You get a new family sorta so what's the deal?
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