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Irritated over What a Person Does Will Keep You from Helping Them

Irritated Over What a Person Does Will Keep You from Helping Them

Have you ever been in a situation with a person who needed your help but could not receive your help because your baggage was so significant that it interfered with what you could have done for the person in need? I’m talking about your hangups… Continue Reading …

How God Delivered an Entrapped Soul from Christianity’s Baggage

How God Delivered an Entrapped Soul from Christianity's Baggage

There are instances when Christianity’s baggage can entrap a person, and they never realize it. They never connect a lack of consistent joy, constantly trying to control how people perceive them, and hiding longstanding flaws to the Christian life they live. They genuinely love God,… Continue Reading …

Learning How to Take All Your Bad Thoughts Captive

Have you ever accused yourself of something that was not true? It’s when you gaslight yourself: telling yourself something that is not true. Any false argument launched against yourself can turn into a stronghold in your mind that could be spiritually debilitating. You are susceptible… Continue Reading …

Do Your Friends Permit You To Be Imperfect?

Do Your Friends Permit You To Be Imperfect?

There are two general categories of people who attend a local church meeting on any given Sunday. Those who sin and admit it and those who sin and are unwilling or tentative about admitting it. Two people groups, and one common denominator—we all sin. Listen… Continue Reading …

How Do You Help a Person Who Is Stuck on Herself?

Trying to be perfect in an imperfect world to garner the good opinion of others will hurt your relationships with God, family, and friends. Let me illustrate how this works with my friend Mable. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play,… Continue Reading …

I’m Imperfect, You’re Imperfect, Let’s Get over Ourselves

One of the most challenging things a person will ever do is let others know the secrets of who he honestly is. It is ironic in a way because we’re all messed up. Everyone is the same. Nobody is perfect. Listen to the podcast Our… Continue Reading …

Connecting the Gospel to Perfectionism

Perfectionism is a fear-motivated response from a person not comfortable with who she is. She realizes something is wrong with her. She senses an “internal awkwardness.” She is not comfortable in her skin. Rather than fleeing to God to fix what is wrong, her solution… Continue Reading …

Day 3 – Teen Devotion: Parents Aren’t Perfect

Day 3 - Teen Devotion_ Parents Aren't Perfect

Everybody knows that people aren’t perfect. We can agree quickly on this truth until the imperfections of others affect us. One of the most painful life lessons for me was getting over the shortcomings of my parents. Listen to the podcast Read Rick’s 31-Day Devotions… Continue Reading …

Case Study: Your High Standards Tempt Me to Lie

Case Study_ Your High Standards Tempt Me to Sin

Mable is insecure. It is hard for her to admit mistakes. Trying to be perfect in an imperfect world while craving the opinion of others are two ways in which her self-righteousness truncates her relationships with God and others. Her family sees her for who… Continue Reading …

Case Study: She Has an Anxious Need to Be Right

Case Study_ She Has an Anxious Need to Be Right

Mable is a perfectionist. Though her desire to be perfect is illogical and she is unable to maintain the high standard that she holds everyone else to, Mable is relentless in her pursuit to present herself in a manner that she wants others to perceive… Continue Reading …