How to Reset with God

All relationships have to be reset from time to time, including our relationship with God. In spite of our best intentions, stuff happens. A relationship that was once vibrant and healthy can turn south quickly. When we offend - intentionally or unintentionally - it drives a wedge and creates relational distance. Thankfully, our conscience has... Continue Reading →

Double-Check this Receipt, and Be Encouraged

How's your relationship with receipts? Is it love, or hate? When the person at the cash register asks if you want to keep your receipt, what do you say? "Yes, please" or "No, thanks"? My wife gently reminds me that I'm supposed to hang on to my receipts for our records, but I've got to... Continue Reading →

Spiritual Bulldogs: How Willpower Squares with the Gospel

How do you summit a mountain? How do you run a marathon? How do you take those surplus pounds off? How do you finish a degree? How do you graduate from rehab? How do you keep your vows in a relationship? How do you complete a challenging project? Say it with me, determination. When it... Continue Reading →

Anonymous Man – You Don’t Know This Author’s Name and He’s Okay with That

"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High¬†will abide in the shadow of the Almighty" - Psalm 91.1 Maybe it has always been this way, but these days it seems that the name of the game is to make a name. The drive for fame and recognition is so strong it presses people... Continue Reading →

Smashing Idols: How to Enjoy that Thing You Love Without Worshiping It

"And he [Jesus] said to him, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.'" Matthew 22:37-38 It's baseball season and I love it. Be it on the radio, television, or in person, a baseball game... Continue Reading →

Overcoming Envy – Part II

In Part I, we noticed the writer of Psalm 73's honesty about a personal struggle with envy. We also noticed that his was a particular flavor of envy, the kind that gets really bothered¬† when arrogant, ungodly people appear to have life by the tail. He couldn't understand why they seemed to be thriving while... Continue Reading →

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