When it Seems Like All You Have Left is God

Within a space of just months Mark sustained some incredible losses. First, he lost a parent, then a dear friend. Two huge goodbyes for which he wasn't prepared. With these unexpected departures, the landscape of his life suddenly looked so different. Like when a massive tree gets blown over in a storm, it leaves behind... Continue Reading →

More Proof of God’s Love

There's a concept in Christianity that doesn't get much airtime these days, yet it's biblical. It's the idea that God disciplines those He loves. Maybe the reason we avoid it is because it sounds kind of harsh, or mean. But the truth is that God's discipline has everything to do with His love and concern... Continue Reading →

This Too Shall Pass?

It is one of those phrases that people may think is in the Bible, but it isn't. Like the saying "God helps those who help themselves," "This too shall pass" isn't in there. It sounds like it could be, but it isn't. The catchy line probably gained its popularity from President Lincoln, who used it... Continue Reading →

Why Start with the Heart?

In the Quest for Change, Don't Overlook Your Hidden HQ Question for you...how's your heart? Not the organ in the middle of your chest cavity, mind you, but rather your other heart. The one that is the figurative hub of  your existence, where all your thoughts, motives, and actions originate. How's that heart? I know,... Continue Reading →

Following Jesus When it Isn’t Trending

How to Take the Long View in Times of Cultural Upheaval You already know this, but it isn't easy to publicly identify as a Christian anymore. Be it at your school, your job, or in your social media community, you are likely to get some hate if you dare to bring Jesus with you. It... Continue Reading →

Your Friend, Incre-Mentality – Embracing the Slow and Steady Side of Recovery

I know a guy that used to run for miles at a time, marathons even. But not anymore. These days he has to settle for measuring his distances by the utility poles on the side of the road, just 125 feet at a time. Due to a back injury that caused nerve damage, his legs... Continue Reading →

Hope for a Change

Three Reasons Why You Should Believe that You Can Change One of the things that sometimes works against us in the Christian life is a certain skepticism about whether people can actually change or not. When it comes down to it, many of us struggle with believing that someone could really be any different than... Continue Reading →

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