When God Shows Up Late

When God Shows Up Late

God re-named Abram to Abraham, the father of many nations, and then waited 25 years to fulfill that promise. Imagine all the awkward conversations in which Abraham had to introduce himself: “Hi, I’m the father of many nations…”...
What’s Holding You Back? Unresolved Pain

What’s Holding You Back? Unresolved Pain

At one of the earliest jobs I worked, I pressed a button on the front of a fireproof file cabinet containing some important files that I needed access to several times per day. The only problem was, there was no key. I found myself in the office of the company’s...
The World is in Very Good Hands

The World is in Very Good Hands

Which is it? That the world has gone crazy and everything is bad? Or that the world is at peace because God is in control? Perhaps the answer is a bit of both. God made a perfectly peaceful paradise and offered it as a gift to be stewarded by mankind. Then… sin....
Moving Beyond Shame and Regret, Step 6: Retrain Your Mind

Moving Beyond Shame and Regret, Step 6: Retrain Your Mind

In case you missed it: Step 1: Recognize God’s Goodness Step 2: Release Your Heart Step 3: Repent of Sinful Choices Step 4: Receive God’s Forgiveness Step 5: Renounce Lies Everyone has a junk drawer, right? We have several, actually, but our primary junk drawer...
Moving Beyond Shame and Regret, Step 5: Renounce Lies

Moving Beyond Shame and Regret, Step 5: Renounce Lies

In case you missed it: Step 1: Recognize God’s Goodness Step 2: Release Your Heart Step 3: Repent of Sinful Choices Step 4: Receive God’s Forgiveness Christians sometimes talk about “strongholds,” and may have in mind something demonic, an addiction, or a...
Moving Beyond Shame and Regret, Step 2: Release Your Heart

Moving Beyond Shame and Regret, Step 2: Release Your Heart

In case you missed it: Step 1: Recognize God’s Goodness Neuroscientists and psychologists have known for decades about the connection between suppressed emotions like anger or anxiety and our physical health. Our brain is part of our body, so when something is...
Where Would I Be Without God’s Patience?

Where Would I Be Without God’s Patience?

As of the moment in which I’m writing this, I’m 42 years old. And there are mistakes I’ve been making for more than four decades. You’d think, by now, I’d have mastered all of my areas of weakness, right? Surely I’ve had time to...

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