Rusty George

  • 3 Steps Christians Can Take to Calm Anxious Thoughts

    3 Steps Christians Can Take to Calm Anxious Thoughts

    Ever wonder why after you pray for God to give you peace you still pace the floor at night? I sure do. When the Bible says “Cast all your care upon Him, because He cares for you” (1 Pet. 5:7), doesn’t that imply He’ll take your cares away? So then why do we still stress

  • I Wish This Person Would Come to Church

    I Wish This Person Would Come to Church

    Who is that for you? A friend? A family member? We all have someone, but let me ask you this: Why is it really easy to talk with strangers about the Netflix show you binged, but you can’t talk to close friends about the church that has changed your life? Can I tell you a

  • What May Be Keeping God From Answering Your Prayers

    What May Be Keeping God From Answering Your Prayers

    Have you ever prayed to God and then wondered, Now what? “Did it work? Did God hear me? Is there anything that I need to do now?” The short answer is yes. Most of us spend the better part of our prayer life focused on what to say. But what if the answer to most

  • Help! I Think My Spouse Is the ‘Crazy One’

    Help! I Think My Spouse Is the ‘Crazy One’

    “Crazy” might be a bit of an exaggeration, but you know what I mean. If you’ve ever had these thoughts about your spouse, I’m talking to you: Why can’t you just think like me? Just do it the way I’d do it … I’ll tell you my opinion if you want to know the truth.

  • Does What You Believe About Death Align With the Bible?

    Does What You Believe About Death Align With the Bible?

    Over the past 12 months, our world has faced the reality of death in a whole new way. The possibility of an unseen, unknown virus robbing us of our life only added to our already present fears of murder, cancer and car accidents. And because of this, many of us are overwhelmed with this question:

  • How Social Media Seduces Believers to Surrender Their Spiritual Fruit

    How Social Media Seduces Believers to Surrender Their Spiritual Fruit

    We’ve worried about the dark side of many things over the last 12 months: — Is the coronavirus an evil plague? — Will the vaccine give me the mark of the beast? — Could the election be unleashing the Antichrist? — Is the government trying to silence and cancel churches? These fears and concerns can

  • The Answers to Some of Your Most Asked Questions

    The Answers to Some of Your Most Asked Questions

    My name is Rusty—not to be confused with the adjective. (No, I do not have red hair.) As the pastor of Real Life Church in Southern California, I am thrilled to connect with and serve you. I like to make life as simple as possible for others. If you are overwhelmed with life—trying to keep

  • How to Get What You Want From God

    How to Get What You Want From God

    Let’s cut to the chase. We all want to know how to get what we want from God. We say, “Let’s pray about it” or “I’ll go to God on this one” or “Thy will be done,” but secretly, we are all wondering if there is a set of magic words or actions to unlock

  • How Works ‘Saved My Soul’

    How Works ‘Saved My Soul’

    I grew up in a church that preached the Bible… and a little extra. It started with the “Thou Shalt Nots.” Even though the Ten Commandments are pretty straightforward, we felt the need to add a few “clarifications” to help keep us on the straight and narrow. For instance, “thou shalt not see R-rated movies”

  • How to Get What You Want From God

    How to Get What You Want From God

    My youngest daughter, Sidney, is always telling us what she’d like for her birthday … even if her birthday was yesterday.  She’ll start a sentence, “Next year for my birthday … “ And I’ll say, “But Sid, we just had your birthday.” It doesn’t matter. She keeps a running list of what she wants next—or,

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