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A Practical Plan to Break Free from Being Controlled by Others

A Practical Plan to Break Free From Being Controlled By Others

When the only opinion in the room that matters to you is the Lord’s, you’re as free as you can be. Nobody could manipulate or manage Jesus because He was under the management of His Father’s opinion. As Christ-followers, our goal is to be likewise.… Continue Reading …

The Number One All-Time Personal Problem, Ever

The #1 All-Time Personal Problem . . . Ever02

All Christians have one common problem that sits foundationally at the core of their being; it is the biggest struggle in their lives. It makes sense, right? If each person’s mightiest battle were unique to them and dissimilar to everyone else, you’d have to be… Continue Reading …

When You Are Discouraged You Need Your Soul Restored

When You Are Discouraged You Need Your Soul Restored

Have you ever been discouraged? Silly question, I know. You are human, and you have battled our discouraging foe. Finite people living in an uncontrollable, infinite world creates a formula that leads to despair. Throw sin into the mix, and discouragement is a guarantee. I… Continue Reading …

I Am Unable to Believe God

From the New York Times Magazine article, Coveting Luke’s Faith. This commentary provides excellent insight from a practicing atheist rearing a son, Luke, who is not embracing her atheistic faith. She is “open but cautious” as she strains to understand what is happening with her son. Listen to… Continue Reading …

The Necessity and Danger of Wise Risk-Taking: Testing Your Belief

Individuals who accomplish great things are willing to step into uncertainty rather than sitting back and doing nothing. Most people prefer certainty because their fear is more significant than their faith. People who are open to uncertainty not only walk on the moon but they… Continue Reading …

I Trusted God, and My Life Fell Apart

Let me go ahead and say what many of you are thinking: trusting the Lord does not mean everything will go okay for you. There is a thing called “disappointment with God,” and if you do not know how to navigate this truth when your… Continue Reading …

A Believing Believer Lives Practically What They Believe

It is possible to be a Christian and struggle with personal problems. Distinguishing between struggling believers versus unbelievers who wrestle with similar issues is critical. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If you want to comment… Continue Reading …

Why I Do Not Believe in God Any Longer

It seems that nearly every person who becomes a believer and then walks away from their faith or away from the church does so because of disillusionment or disappointment. The simple response is to say that they never believed God, but that response lacks nuance… Continue Reading …

Mind Mapping: A Detailed Study In Self-Reliance

The self-reliant person lives in a fantasy world. It is not real-world because it is an impossible feat to achieve. Nobody can be self-sufficient. Not even Jesus had that ability. You may want to read: It’s Easier to Trust God When You’re In Control Eight… Continue Reading …

Diagnosing the Four Steps To a Hard Heart

Did you know it’s possible to know God, but still have a hard heart? Knowing and experiencing God does not insulate you from being a hard-hearted Christian. Listen to the podcast You may want to read: He Is Risen. Now What? Are You a Tomb… Continue Reading …