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To Have Hope But Things Never Change May Lead to Despair

When Hope Drives You Insane

Some folks have hope, but their situation never changes. They give up and become cynical because they won’t know a different kind of future. Then some have hope that keeps them going regardless of unchanging circumstances. Their hope of the heart buoys them during the… Continue Reading …

To Live the Resurrected Life, You Must Die—to Yourself

To live the resurrected life you must die...to yourself

The more effectively you appropriate the death of Christ into your life, the more effectively you’ll be able to enjoy “a resurrection kind of Sunday” every day of the year. The key is knowing that your resurrection will only come after your death, which is… Continue Reading …

Are You Happy? Time for a Post-Christmas Follow Up

Are You Happy? A Post-Christmas Follow Up

God made you able to express satisfaction based on perceived value. If you received a long-anticipated or cherished gift, you probably demonstrated great joy because you received something you valued. When you appreciate God more than anything else and He’s your most precious treasure, you… Continue Reading …

The Trap and the Escape of the Christian Idolater

The Trap and the Escape of the Christian Idolater

There is a problem for the Christian who believes he can live any way he wants to live because God has saved him. Though he is free from the penalty of sin, he is not free from idolatry’s consequences. Grace does not give him the… Continue Reading …

Do You See How Similar You Are to Caitlyn Jenner?

Do You Know How Similar You Are to Caitlyn Jenner_

Have you ever looked at something you disliked in the culture, and then realized that you may be seeing a partial reflection of yourself? I hope so. If you can see yourself, at least some of your tendencies, weaknesses, and untoward desires in the things… Continue Reading …

You’re Only as Strong as That Which Provides the Most Hope

You're Only As Strong As That Which Provides the Most Hope

You’re only as strong as your hope, and if your main hope is not in Christ, you are not as strong as you should be. The way to know where you have placed your primary hope is by how you react to the difficulties and… Continue Reading …

Are You Characterized as a Thankful Person?

Are You Characterized As a Thankful Person

When you get to heaven, what will be the first words out of your mouth? I suspect it will be something along the lines of “thank you” for many of us. Two words. Two syllables. Are you practicing today what you’ll be saying throughout eternity? Listen to the… Continue Reading …

How to Create the Aroma of Gratitude in Your Home

How to Create the Aroma of Gratitude In Your Home

Describe the aroma of your home. Would you say it’s a place where joy, gratitude, and thanksgiving are regularly wafting through the rooms? As you think about the environment in your home, perhaps you can narrow the focus down to yourself (Matthew 7:3-5). How aggressive… 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 …

Reflective Study On Victimhood and the Need for Hope

Reflective Study On Victimhood and the Need for Hope

Living in hope while resisting the temptation of victimhood can be the hurt person’s most significant struggle. Hope is vital when bad things happen to any of us. Too often, legitimate victims place their hope on the wrong things, even if it’s anger or revenge.… Continue Reading …