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It’s Not Are You Busy, But How Do You Spend Your Time?

It's Not Are You Busy, But How Do You Spend Your Time?

To say “I’m busy” is like saying I breathed air today. Being a Christian and not being busy is an oxymoron. The un-busy Christian is the problem of the person who does not take the gospel seriously. To use another analogy, we’re like kids in… Continue Reading …

You Have to Work to Rest If You Ever Want to Enjoy This Gift

You Have to Work to Rest If You Ever Want to Enjoy This Gift

To live a life that is honoring to God requires a person to rest well. If you rest well, you will work well, and the other parts of your life will be satisfying, too. So important is rest that without a sound theology and practice… Continue Reading …

When the Parent’s Anger Complicates the Life of the Child

When the Parent's Anger Complicates the Life of the Child

The angry heart does not have to direct its frustration toward anyone to complicate that relationship. Of course, you can be mad with someone, and it will damage your redemptive goals with them. But whether you have a general condition of anger or you go… 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 …

The Purpose of Suffering Is to Grow Your Confidence In God

The Purpose of Suffering Is to Grow Your Confidence In God

Everybody suffers. It does not matter who you are. It doesn’t matter who you belong to—the world or God’s family. Suffering is suffering, and nobody is exempt from it. The difference between Christian and non-Christian suffering is how we view and respond to it. When… Continue Reading …

4 Roadblocks to Better Health

Choosing the road to health is within your grasp. But knowing the best path to walk or the right roadblocks to avoid are another matter. Here are four barriers you want to overcome. They are from the Active.Com website. Watch More Videos Three Ways to… Continue Reading …

Enjoying the Cultural and Christian Christmas

The Christmas season is a double blessing for the believer. We get to celebrate the birth of Christ, a pivotal point of the gospel narrative. And we can enjoy the cultural Christmas, too. It’s okay to engage the things of this world if your heart… Continue Reading …

Are You a Restful Soul? How to Enter God’s Rest.

Let’s free associate: when you think about rest, what goes through your mind? What does rest mean to you and how do you obtain it? Here are a few examples of how some people pursue rest. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

Day 15 – Teen Devotion: While You’re Waiting, Do These

Day 15 – Teen Devotion_ While You're Waiting, Do These

Some teenagers feel as though the teenage years is a holding pattern. They are waiting for the next thing, which will happen after high school. They lack understanding, which leads to not stewarding their time well. While you’re waiting for your shot at your dream,… Continue Reading …

Six Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Rest

Have you ever thought about how God views our rest from His work? Have you seen someone talk about needing “me time” or needing “to get away?” Do we need a break from work in the way most people talk about that? We should be… Continue Reading …