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The Number One Reason You Need Someone in Your Life

The number one reason you need someone is not to meet your deepest longings but to image the Trinity in a relationship community. To fully grasp this, you must pretend—at least for a moment. Let’s go back to the Garden of Eden when there was… 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 …

Learning How to Keep What You Want From Controlling You

Learning How to Keep What You Want From Controlling You

What do you want? What would you like to have? Do these desires come from the heart of contentment? To want something does not have to be wrong. We should always want all kinds of things throughout our lives. To not to want things is… Continue Reading …

You Can Experience Rest If You Give Up What You Want

You Can Experience Peace If You Give up What You Want

There is something about the title that sounds counterintuitive to our self-reliant and self-protective lives. Even so, doesn’t it have a biblical ring to it? You die to live (Matthew 16:24-26). You humble yourself to be exalted (Matthew 23:12). You give up something to gain… 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 …

Too Much Skin, Girl – Too Much Skin

While summer is an appreciated and welcomed relief from the blistering cold of winter, it does bring a different kind of difficulty. The summer months draw attention to our universal struggle with biblical sexuality, and the modesty debates take a prominent role in our conversations. Listen to… Continue Reading …

Why It’s Not Wrong to Expect Love in Return

Is this statement true or false? Love is a commitment accompanied by action with no expectation of anything in return. The answer is “false” because loving someone should come with a hope that the other person will reciprocate your love. To think otherwise would be odd. Listen… Continue Reading …

Mind Mapping a Strategy to Change Your Life and Relationships

The apostle Paul gives you a profound and robust strategy to change your thought life. He goes so far as to say that how you think can not only improve your life, but it can change the lives of others. Listen to the podcast You… 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 …

There Is Only One Right and Perfect Addiction, Pt. 3

There are many choices when it comes to addiction, which is the result of our universal fall in Adam. Each person is an addict, though the outworking of our addictions varies. It’s critical for you to recognize this truth and to choose God as the… Continue Reading …