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9/11: A Study in Misplaced Faith and a Hardened Conscience

We will never forget the tragedy of 9/11. I shudder to think how any person could be so twisted that they would fly a plane into a building and kill 3,000 innocent lives. It takes misplaced faith, and the scary thing is that many of… Continue Reading …

Ronda Rousey – A Need To Die Is a Lesson for All of Us

If you were to lose the most precious thing in your life, how would you respond? Perhaps you have lost something meaningful to you. If so, you’re well aware of the strength of your faith in your time of loss. I was thinking about these… Continue Reading …

What Are Your Expectations and How Do They Manage You?

What Are Your Expectations and How Do They Manage You_

What do you expect from life? If you’re like me, you have many expectations, and some of them have not come to pass. To have expectations is to be Christlike. To have your expectations managing you is not like Christ. Your attitude about God, self,… Continue Reading …

Why You Should Live in the Freedom of Knowing the Future

Why You Should Live in the Freedom of Knowing the Future

In God’s mind, your life is over. He sees the end from the beginning. The Lord stands outside of time—a macro view, looking inside your timeline, which has a start and end date, and He’s helping you navigate your journey. You’re not sure where you’re… Continue Reading …

Is It Wrong To Show Emotion When Helping Someone?

Is It Wrong to Show Emotion When Helping Someone_

I was chatting recently with a Christian counselor who said that her mentors taught her that Christian counselors should not show emotion during a counseling session. She asked me what I thought about this kind of teaching. What do you think? It is okay to… Continue Reading …

Six Practical Thoughts When Helping Friends and Enemies

Six Practical Thoughts When Helping a Difficult Person

Living in a relationship with someone requires a practical awareness of how to do it well. Each person is on a private and personal journey that is unlike any other, which means there will be times when helping your friends or enemies will be challenging.… Continue Reading …

What to Do When You Can’t See What You Should See

What to Do When You Can't See What You Should See

Have you ever had a good run with the Lord, and then all of a sudden, you were surprised by your lack of faith? Something caught you off guard. It’s one of those, “Just when you’re doing well, then, bam, something bad happens” scenarios. I’m… Continue Reading …

These Five Words Are the Most Life-Altering You’ll Ever Believe

These Five Words Are the Most Life-Altering You'll Ever Believe

To believe in someone or something is part of what it means to be human, and there are many options from which to choose. When you think about all the things that you believe, what is the most vital one? What defines you above everything… Continue Reading …

Loving God When You Don’t Get What You Want

Loving God When You Don't Get What You Want

What if the special thing you hoped for did not happen? Your dream come true did not come true for you. In those moments of not getting what you want, it’s imperative that you not only see Him who is invisible, but He must govern… Continue Reading …

Practical Advice for Discerning the Differences In People

Practical Advice for Discerning the Differences In People

Biblical discernment is a huge issue for anyone who wants to care for another person. Anytime you’re discipling someone, you have to make judgment calls about the person you’re helping. There is no way around this truth. All good disciple-makers have to be comfortable with… Continue Reading …