The Two Ways Jesus Gets Me Through My Hardest Days

The Two Ways Jesus Gets Me Through My Hardest Days

Earlier today, I received a text from a friend who asked how I and my family were faring right now. I responded simply with, “Surviving well.” Thankfully, my friend and his family are surviving well also. How about you? Are you surviving well? As I write this, it’s...
Be a Peacemaker, not a Peacekeeper

Be a Peacemaker, not a Peacekeeper

You can do hard things, like make peace with difficult people. Just make sure your goal is to make peace and not merely to keep peace. What’s the difference? Peacemakers value both truth and grace. Peacekeepers are so afraid of confrontation that they avoid...
Jesus Died for the Difficult People

Jesus Died for the Difficult People

People can be difficult. Grumpy. Hard to get along with. Controlling, manipulative, and even abusive. You get the picture, right? Chances are, you’ve dealt with a difficult person in the last week or two and you’re still trying to figure out how you could...
Breaking Free from the Bondage of Lust

Breaking Free from the Bondage of Lust

Lust. It’s the topic of which we do not speak, at least in Christian circles. And yet it’s responsible for tremendous bondage in the lives of countless millions of believers. According to Psychology Today, 98% of men and 73% of women reported looking at...
Living with Kingdom Priorities

Living with Kingdom Priorities

When someone says, “I’m concerned…,” we usually perk up and listen. It signifies that whatever is spoken next is deeply personal and pertinent in the moment. You can tell a lot about a person by what they are concerned with at any given moment in life. When we are...
How to Lead More People into Giving Thanks to God

How to Lead More People into Giving Thanks to God

It’s been said that missions exists because worship doesn’t. That is to say, because so many people don’t yet have a personal relationship with Jesus, out of which praise and worship naturally flow, we keep going with the good news to as many people...
One New Commandment to Rule Them All

One New Commandment to Rule Them All

The Jewish people had lots of commandments in their scriptures. There were the “big ten,” but hundreds of others as well, plus all the extra, outside-the-scriptures commandments that helped them keep the in-the-scriptures commandments. Imagine the sense of...
Living With a Single Priority

Living With a Single Priority

Priorities. Did you know that word actually means pretty much nothing? The word priority comes from the Latin word prior which means former or first. That which is a priority is first. It’s the source out of which something else comes. So to have many different...

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