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Investigating Legalism—Where in the World Is Worldliness?

Investigating Legalism—Where in the World Is Worldliness

Where in the world is worldliness? How you answer this question will determine how you live out your Christian experience in God’s world. Your “system of Christian practice” flows from how you answer the worldliness question. Let’s investigate legalism. In this series: Part One and… Continue Reading …

The Best Way to Connect with Someone to Help Them Change

The Best Way to Connect With Someone to Help Them Change

What is your primary way of relating to people? Do you connect superficially, or do you engage them where they live? I’m talking about reaching a person at their hearts. It is imperative to reach folks at the right place so that they can experience… Continue Reading …

People Learn About Jesus By the Things You Say

People Learn About Jesus By the Things You Say

Pretend your tongue is a paintbrush, and your heart is a bucket full of paint. You dip your brush into your bucket so you can paint a picture on a canvas for the world to see. The picture that you paint reveals your relationship with… Continue Reading …

When Looking for Pornography, Start in the Heart

When Looking for Porn, Start In the Heart

You’re helping a friend work through his porn addiction. Where do you begin? What is your starting point? To identify his most significant problem, where would you look? Would you start with what the struggler is viewing? What about the social effect? How about modesty?… Continue Reading …

Ten Things to Know Before You Can Help Someone

Talking about change and willing to change can be two different matters. If you have not prepped your soul for change, you won’t change. You may modify your behavior. You may be able to do damage control with your relationships, but transformation is a gift… Continue Reading …

Day 14 – Teen Devotion: Where To Go From Here?

Day 14 – Teen Devotion_ Where To Go From Here_

The grace of God is sufficient for you, no matter what may be happening in your life. His grace is more significant than any of your challenges. When you need a direction to take, there is one that will untangle your problems, answer your questions,… Continue Reading …

Day 18 – Teen Devotion: Who Is a Good Teen?

Day 18 – Teen Devotion_ Who Is a Good Teen

From a behavioral perspective, it’s easy to label teens in a good or bad category. We look at them and make our assessments. On the surface, we can see differences in their lives, but under the surface could be a different story. What is a… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 9 – Give Your Child Fewer Rules And More Attitude

Parenting, Day 9 - Give Your Child Fewer Rules And More Attitude

A right heart attitude will create the right behaviors, but knowing and obeying all the rules does not mean the heart is good or even agrees with the actions. From the inside out is the Bible’s way to parent children. Though regulations will give you… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 11 – Easy Way To Disqualify Yourself As A Parent

Parenting, Day 11 – An Easy Way to Disqualify Yourself

Too often, parents with sinning children focus too quickly on the disruptive child as they bypass their reactions to their disappointing child. Here are two questions that will help you avoid this parenting problem: How would you describe your relationship with the Lord? How are… Continue Reading …