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The Dangerous Dark Side of a Shared Belief System

he Dangerous Dark Side of a Shared Belief System

There are two objective positives from being part of a group. One is that you all believe the same things. It’s the upside to “groupthink.” Not necessarily bad. The second is a psychological positive of feeling good to be part of the group. You believe… Continue Reading …

Three Tips for Moving Forward When Things Are Hard

Three Tips For Moving Forward When Things Are Hard

Moving forward in faith—believing God can do all things well for me—is one of the hardest things to do in our fallen world, especially when the decisions are difficult. Because of the complexity of deciding big things to move forward with life, the main thing… Continue Reading …

How Do You Want to Suffer, With or Without God?

All people born in Adam have no choice about personal suffering (Genesis 2:16-17). It is part of the human condition. Not even Christ could escape it. To be human is to suffer. Knowing this reality about suffering is the bad news, but there is good… Continue Reading …

Why Can’t I Have My Life the Way I Want It, on My Terms?

Why Can’t I Have My Life the Way I Want It, on My Terms

Every person has an idea of the kind of life they want. There is nothing wrong with thinking about your life while planning for a preferred outcome. But because of our universal fallenness, things do not always work out the way we hoped. How we… Continue Reading …

The Ultimate Solution to All Your Problems, a Cross Examination

The Ultimate Solution to All Your Problems, a Cross Examination

God is acting decisively at the cross to work out His purposes to bring everyone from all nations, at all times, to Himself. Apart from the cross, there is no way to understand or enjoy life the way God intends. It’s a mystery as much… Continue Reading …

When You Finally Realize That God Is Not an American

When You Finally Realize That God Is Not an American

What if God is not an American, and His primary concern is not to keep us from having first-world problems? Is it possible that the Lord has other plans than our pursuit of happiness, and that He may not be totally on board with our… Continue Reading …

God Is An Extravagant Lover In Your Suffering

God Is An Extravagant Lover In Your Suffering

When my life does not go the way I hoped, it is easy for me to disengage and become discouraged. These are the moments when I must remind myself that when things are not working out the way I hoped, the Lord still loves and… Continue Reading …

A Practical Plan For You to Rise Above All Your Trouble

A Practical Plan to Rise Above Your Trouble 01-2

Every merciful, loving, and wise parent will not bail out their children every time but let them learn and mature through the difficulties in their lives. Thankfully, the Lord does this too so we can learn to rise above our troubles. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Why You Can Trust God When He Withholds Your Desire

Why You Can Trust God When He Withholds Your Desire

Everyone has asked God for things. And nobody has gotten all that they asked the Lord to provide. For the unbeliever, the denial of the request will generate disappointment, cynicism, and even anger. For the child of God, temporal disappointment or frustration may come, but… Continue Reading …

The Unparalleled Benefit of Living In an Unchangeable Situation

The Unparalleled Benefit of Living In an Unchangeable Situation

What would you rather have if you only had one choice: a change of circumstances or a change of mind about your circumstances? This question is critical, as well as tied directly to the quality of life you will experience with God and others. Listen… Continue Reading …

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