Sometimes I FEEL Like Giving Up, But I KNOW Better

Sometimes I FEEL Like Giving Up, But I KNOW Better

Sometimes, I feel tired. Sometimes, I feel that I’m spinning my wheels and not getting anywhere and that I’m failing to meet the expectations of others. Sometimes I feel bogged down in things that need doing, and I feel inadequate to the tasks that loom largest in my...
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...
What if I’m Not Ready to Be Healed?

What if I’m Not Ready to Be Healed?

Healing comes with a heavy cost. We can release our grip on resentment and rebellion, receive help, and experience renewal in every part of our lives. But… If we do that – if we embrace the kind of healing available to everybody who is broken and in pain – we’ll have...
Have a Better Year By Embracing the Process

Have a Better Year By Embracing the Process

New Year’s is magical for most of us. January 1 holds almost mystical powers for us. It’s okay. It’s a new year. All the stuff I wrecked and messed up this year is now in the past. And everything I meant to do but didn’t will certainly get accomplished this time...
How to Inspire More People to Give Thanks to God

How to Inspire More People to Give 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 as possible. We...
4 Attitudes You Can Choose Today

4 Attitudes You Can Choose Today

Sometimes God takes me back to kindergarten, spiritually speaking. I spend time reading theological treatises, but I sometimes forget the most basic and simple of truths. Here’s one of those basic truths I sometimes struggle with: We choose our attitudes. We don’t...
Learning All the Rules vs. Becoming Love

Learning All the Rules vs. Becoming Love

Have you ever played Mao? My daughter taught me, by beating me mercilessly. Of course, she didn’t tell me the rules. Or how to win. Or anything else. And that’s the point of Mao. You learn the game by doing things right. Or wrong. And by getting penalized....
To Reach Your Big Goals, Do the Little Daily Things

To Reach Your Big Goals, Do the Little Daily Things

Diana Scharf said, “Goals are dreams with deadlines.” Goals are great, but what really matters are the habits we form and keep in order to reach those goals. In fact, when you’re developing and living out the right habits, your goals become almost...

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