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...
May We Never Forget That We Are Never Invincible

May We Never Forget That We Are Never Invincible

I was just about to leave for the office and the Today Show was on. The first plane had hit and no one really knew why for a few minutes. The second plane removed all doubt. The next few hours were filled with phone calls with church members who had loved ones...
You Choose What You Focus On

You Choose What You Focus On

You rarely get to choose your circumstances. You can’t stop world hunger, pandemics, or global economic conditions. But you can choose what you focus on. Think of your focus as a kind of currency. You can literally only have one conscious thought at a time, so in each...
Escape the Rat Race

Escape the Rat Race

When we lived in southern California, we lived just off the 5 freeway in a neighborhood in Laguna Hills. I still miss being able to keep the balcony sliding door wide open pretty much year round because there were no bugs. Know what I don’t miss? The traffic. On the 5...
Leaning Into Your Inner Community

Leaning Into Your Inner Community

Your body is a temple, and your soul – your mind, emotions, and will – is the inner sanctum where you meet with the influence of the Divine on a day-to-day basis. And there, in that inner sanctuary, is an entire inner community, waiting to help lead you...
Why Do We Get Lost?

Why Do We Get Lost?

A couple of years ago, I feel completely lost. I had just stepped away from a career (full-time pastoral ministry) in which I’d spent my entire adult life. I was disillusioned with the nature of the evangelical church in America. And I had big questions about...

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