When Faith and Fear Go One-on-One in Your Head

This is what the conversation between faith and fear sounds like in my head sometimes: Faith: "God is good and I'm going to trust Him." Fear: "But what are you going to do if  _X__ happens?" Faith: "I don't need to worry about that. My future is in God's hands." Fear: "You sure? Because that would be really bad."... Continue Reading →

Unintentional Firemen – How we Unknowingly Extinguish the Spirit and What to Do about It

As we launch into a new year, it may be helpful to revisit one of the names of Jesus that we heard so much about at Christmas: Immanuel. Remember it? It means "God is with us." Since a new year can bring both excitement and anxiety, it is reassuring to know that we're not alone. God... 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 →

Is it Okay to be Frustrated with God?

When You Need the Lord's Help, but it Seems Like He's a Million Miles Away If you have ever felt like you were desperately in need of God's intervention but were frustrated because He did not seem to be interested in helping you, you are not the first. The psalmist beat you to it a... Continue Reading →

When the Bottom Falls Out – 5 Helpful Steps

What to Do When Life Plunges You The plunge can be hard on a person. Take Evan, for example. His work is going great. Everything is clicking, falling into place. He's doing a good job and feels good about it. Then out of nowhere, on a dime, things take a bad turn for Evan and... Continue Reading →

176 verses, 1 Big Idea

Why I'm Glad I didn't Skip the Longest Chapter of the Bible Setting out to read Psalm 119 in the Bible is kind of like boarding a flight from Los Angeles to New York. You know it's going to take a while. Honestly, I thought about skipping it. After I finished chapter 118, I sort... Continue Reading →

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