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Four Essential Elements To Live A Well-Grounded Life

Seeking a king of your unique choosing is rejecting God—a decision that always leads to slavery. There is no other being that you can submit yourself to that will make you happy, even if that “supreme being” is you. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

How to Find Answers Today for Tomorrow’s Problems

One of the most common counseling questions I am asked, if not the number one counseling question is, “What am I to do when (such and such) happens in my life?” Anxiousness about a future desired outcome is a common concern for all people. Listen… Continue Reading …

Addressing the Little Bit of Narcissism In All of Us

Imagine a person standing in the center of a universe that he has created. All of the roads lead to himself. To get near him is to be drawn into the vortex of his selfishness. Me, my, and I describe his primary relationships and daily… Continue Reading …

How to Assess Yourself to See If You Are Mature

The most significant test to examine your maturity is how you responded when you did not get what you wanted, especially if what you hoped for was a good thing. Responding with humility to disappointment magnifies the strength of God through your weakness. And that… Continue Reading …

The Unintended Spiritual Benefits of Legalism

The Unintended Spiritual Benefits of Legalism

Being holy is not legalism. Being an obedient and disciplined Christian does not have to be legalistic either. If something is wrong, an overreaction to that bad thing is also an inadequate response. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud,… Continue Reading …

Christian Legalism: People-Pleasing and Performance Traps

Christian Legalism, People-Pleasing and Performance Traps

Legalism is the bane of religion. It’s the persistent nemesis in all of our hearts. Though we usually discuss legalism as it pertains to our salvation, I’m speaking more here of how it affects our sanctification. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

You Hurt Me, So I Don’t Love You Anymore

The most effective way to know if you can live out biblical love is when you find yourself in a relational context in which you are disappointed by someone. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If… Continue Reading …

Mind Mapping Christian Maturity – Are You Mature?

Let’s say that you’re discipling an individual. How would you know when you’ve finished with them? What does comprehensive and completed discipleship look like practically? This mind map gives you a step-by-step sequence that walks you through a full discipleship process. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Time to Stop Praying and Reading, and Start Doing

It is easier to talk theology than to live it. It’s easier to talk about your problems than to do something about them. Sometimes it’s wise to put the Bible down, get up from praying and start living what you know. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Nine Tips for Managing Your Life and Calendar

The phone rang. Lucia picked it up but did not answer the caller. She handed it to me because she knew two things: It was probably about work, and my profession was more important than her and the children. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …