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Sometimes It’s Better to Say Nothing When You’re Right

Sometimes It's Better to Say Nothing When You're Right

Being right is a tricky thing. Did you know that being right does not always mean you have to communicate what you know to be true? How good are you at discerning when to speak and not to speak as you consider the person who… 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 …

When the Slave Battles His Master for Ultimate Control

When the Slave Battles His Master for Ultimate Control

Let’s talk about slavery. I’m not speaking about what happens around our world every day, or what went on in our country 150 years ago. I’m speaking to Christians who willingly came to Jesus and said, “I want to be your slave.” I’m talking about… Continue Reading …

Do Unkind and Unfair Judgments About You Control You?

Do Unkind and Unfair Judgments About You Control You?

Matthew 7:1 is not your best defense against unfair judgments. It’s the gospel-orientated mindset that becomes the soul’s most potent anchor against those who are unkind toward you. The question for you to ask if someone’s unkind words manage your emotions is, what are you… Continue Reading …

People Learn About Jesus By the Things You Say

People Learn About Jesus By the Things You Say

Pretend your tongue is a paintbrush, and your heart is a bucket full of paint. You dip your brush into your bucket so you can paint a picture on a canvas for the world to see. The picture that you paint reveals your relationship with… Continue Reading …

The Uncomfortable Benefit of God Being Silent

The Uncomfortable Benefit of God Being Silent

Silence does not have to be a bad thing, even the silence of God. During the Lord’s quietness, He can communicate some of the most profound truths, if you’re willing to listen. Ultimately, we have to trust the Lord’s wisdom in all matters of life… 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 …

How to Have a Relational Adventure with Someone You Love

How to Have a Relational Adventure with Someone You Love

The most satisfying relationship a person can have with another is when they are mutually sharing their personal experiences with God. They cannot be more honest, transparent, humble, vulnerable, courageous, and life-giving. Though you can’t be this way with everyone, it’s vital to have one… Continue Reading …

The Wisdom of Revealing and Concealing the Truth

The Wisdom of Revealing and Concealing the Truth

Telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth is a good goal, but it is not always wise to reveal everything that you know within any relationship. There is a time to be quiet and a time to speak, and you must know the… Continue Reading …

Practical Wisdom and Courage for Your Gossiping Friends

Practical Wisdom and Courage for Your Gossiping Friends

It is not possible to keep from talking about others behind their backs. But when it happens, how are you to respond? Do you have the courage to lead conversations when the information is negative, or are you more apt to follow along while not… Continue Reading …