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How To Live Your Best Alien Life Today

How to Live Your Best Alien Life Today

Christians are aliens who live in a foreign land. This home is not theirs, but while they are here, they must live on a practical mission that penetrates the culture, hoping that others will follow them to their eternal home. Sadly, some alien Christians lose… Continue Reading …

How To Know If Your Victimhood Has Become Your Identity

How to Know If Your Victimhood Has Become Your Identity

Being a victim of anything is one of the most challenging circumstances for a hurting soul to negotiate. The journey out of the effects of victimization is long. Some contours will challenge the victim to the broadest expanse of their soul. Their ultimate goal is… Continue Reading …

How to Bring the Gospel of Hope to a Bad Marriage

An unchanging spouse can complicate any marriage, especially when you want your spouse to change so badly that you use sin as a way to make it happen. The Bible has another way; it offers the gospel of hope, but it only comes through sacrifice.… Continue Reading …

Whose Reputation Is Most Important to You?

When it comes to our reputations, the Christian has two choices from which to choose. We can build a personal, sacred monument to ourselves or we can choose to enhance the reputation of Christ. You determine the critical difference between the two options by your… Continue Reading …

Open Letter to My Culture: I Have an Identity Too

The gay guy says you cannot discriminate against him because he was born that way. To hate on him because of how God made him is wrong and, according to him, you should not punish, boycott, or deride him because of his identity. Listen to… Continue Reading …

Three Tips For Moving Forward When Things Are Hard

Moving forward in faith is one of the hardest things to do, especially when the decisions are difficult. The main thing when moving forward is to make sure you have God’s perspective. To do that, you want to follow three sequential steps. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

How to Fix Your Post-Salvation Fallenness

With “self” perpetually present, and its accompanying desire for control, the act of surrender is a moment-by-moment requirement. To help illustrate this tendency, having an accurate understanding of your old, in-Adam identity, and your new, in-Christ identity is helpful. Read the Series: Chapter 1 –… Continue Reading …

Day 13 – Teen Devotion: Life Is Hard

Day 13 - Teen Devotion_ Life Is Hard

Life is hard and does not apologize for what it gives you. In a word, it’s hard—on everybody. There are no exceptions to this rule, but you do have a choice. You can choose to resent how things are going for you, or you can… Continue Reading …

Eight Ways to Think About Your Past

In the counseling world, there is a lot made of a person’s past. Thinking about your past narrative can be a good thing. Your history is important because God was in your past. (cf. Jeremiah 1:5; Ephesians 1:3-11). Listen to the podcast You may want… Continue Reading …

Your Thoughts Reveal Your Functional Identity

It benefits you to explore your functional identity during a season of difficulty. Wayward hearts and vulnerable souls can easily skew their identities, resulting in the construction of false worship structures, which when present, can lead to increased hopelessness and difficulty during trials. In This… Continue Reading …