Be Careful Which Way You Lean

Be Careful Which Way You Lean

I love the story of The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss, and one of the most impactful lines comes in an exchange between the Lorax and the Once-ler: The Lorax: Which way does a tree fall? The Once-ler: Uh, down? The Lorax: A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you...
Matching Steps as You Follow God Closely

Matching Steps as You Follow God Closely

I recently wrote about walking in the Spirit, but I love the way that Paul gets more specific with a picture of what that looks like day to day. He says, Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. ~ Galatians 5:25 NIV When I was a kid, I looked...
The Spirit-Filled Life Is a Fruitful Life

The Spirit-Filled Life Is a Fruitful Life

I remember a professor in college once asking our class, does a peach tree bear peaches because it’s a peach tree? Or is it a peach tree because it bears peaches? And who cares? Far more importantly… When led by selfishness, you’ll bear the fruit of...
Walking In Step With the Holy Spirit

Walking In Step With the Holy Spirit

It’s simple. You can do life your way, or God’s way. And only one of those ways yields the fruit you really want to experience. Doing life your way is what we might call walking in the flesh. It means to live by your own rules, guided by your own wit, in...

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