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Learning How To Encourage Disappointing People To Change

Learning How to Encourage Disappointing People to Change

If a family member or friend does not meet your expectations, what is your primary way of motivating them to change? Do you encourage them toward a better way of living, or do you use other methods like criticism, nagging, and condemnation that tempts them… Continue Reading …

You Need To Budget the Expectation of Sin into Your Life

You Need to Budget the Expectation of Sin Into Your Life

One of the most natural things you will ever do is respond sinfully to the sin of another person. When you do this, it reveals a lot about how you think about yourself, the other person, and the Lord. Part of this problem is we… Continue Reading …

“You Are Suffering, and I Am Glad” – Jesus

Sometimes God is provocative in how He responds to us. The degree of provocation or outrage from us is proportional to our understanding of Him and His good desires for us. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or… Continue Reading …

When Education Becomes Deadly To a Child’s Soul

An unguarded strength is a double weakness. One of the more common strengths parents want their children to have is education. If the parents are not wise in how they try to create this passion in their child, they can set the child up for… Continue Reading …

The Danger Of Trying to Be Perfect

We all know to obey is better than sacrifice (1 Samuel 15:22), but that simple piece of biblical advice can create significant problems particularly in those moments when we fail in our obedience. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud,… Continue Reading …

The Reason God Wants You a Fragile Jar of Clay

A cracked jar of clay is not a bad thing if you know the Potter. It is God’s preference for you to be a fragile jar of clay, so His miraculous, surpassing power is put on display through you to your friends and community. Listen… Continue Reading …

Case Study: Your High Standards Tempt Me to Lie

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. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

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 …

Four Reasons to Praise God For Your Imperfections

The word Utopia means no place—a place that does not exist. A utopian idea of life is a mirage in a desert. This reality is a major data point for anyone who has a penchant toward perfectionism. Listen to the podcast You may want to… Continue Reading …

Torment Is Trying to Be Perfect

Ever tried to be perfect? Is it hard for you to let others know you messed up? Are you tempted to present yourself in ways that are not exactly true to who you are? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play,… Continue Reading …