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God Is Not on Your Side: You’re on His Side, or You’re Not

God Is Not On Your Side_ You're On His Side, or You're Not

Imperfect people steward neither blessings nor trials well. As Martin Luther said, we are curved inward on ourselves, meaning that self-interest rather than God’s glory or others’ good is what generally rules us, causing us to respond poorly to virtually everything that happens to us.… Continue Reading …

Do You Know That Transformation Is Not Complicated?

Do You Know That Transformation Is Not Complicated?

Some issues in our lives are more resolvable than we think. Part of the problem is that we focus on the wrong thing, thinking it is the cause of our struggle. Over-complicating our temptations does happen. And though what I’m suggesting sounds simple on the… Continue Reading …

When You Unknowingly Act Like the Unkind People You Decry

When You Unknowingly Act Like the Unkind People You Decry

When you see unkindness in others, do you quickly recognize it for what it is? Do the vitriol on the Internet or your more challenging interpersonal relationships bother you? Are you quick to call out uncharitable judgments? What about you? Do you see traces of… Continue Reading …

Do You See Me As an Angry Person?

Do You See Me As an Angry Person?

One of the most effective leadership opportunities that you will have is to ask those close to you how they perceive you. And because we all struggle with anger, asking if they see you as an angry person is an excellent query for them. It… Continue Reading …

Practical Thoughts on How to Disagree with Others

Practical Thoughts on How to Disagree with Others

You’ve heard the expression, “we can agree to disagree.” It’s catchy, but how are you when it comes to disagreeing with someone who believes differently from you? Are you quick to attack and slow to think? Do your passions run ahead of any redemptive possibilities… Continue Reading …

Do You Worship the Hugeness of God Like a Child?

Do You Worship Like a Child the Hugeness of God

I love small humans; they make life in this fallen world so much sweeter. My favorite of them are at that age when they can speak well and begin to reason, but they don’t take themselves too seriously yet. You may want to read: How… Continue Reading …

Submission Is Repugnant. What Do You Think of Me?

Submission Is Repugnant to Me

I used to be a feminist, then I became a Christian, which does not mean I’m unequal to any man. Loving equality and submission are not as complicated as it may seem on the surface. Sadly, I did not understand this common-sense Christian truth back… Continue Reading …

When It’s Okay to Go Against Your Husband’s Wishes

There may be times in life when the best way for you to honor the Lord is to go against your husband’s wishes. Total subservience to your husband without appeal or alternatives is not taught in the Bible. You may want to read: How to… Continue Reading …

How to Respond to Bad Books and Those Who Love Them

We should be able to trust Christian content. Sadly, many times we can’t. And there aren’t any warning labels on the harmful material. Much of what flies off the shelves of Christian stores hinders people’s growth in the grace and knowledge of our Lord, Jesus… Continue Reading …

The Practical Wisdom in Overlooking Some Sins

There are times when you interact with individuals who do not share or understand Christlikeness to its fullest depths. When they sin, do you rebuke them on the spot, or do you overlook it because you have a redemptive objective in view? There may be… Continue Reading …