June 07, 2022
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The mistake folks are making in this rough hour is trying to figure out how to fit a little more of God into their crowded lives.


We need to do the opposite. Start with God, center your life on him, and work outward from there. Our...

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June 06, 2022
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Mental resilience begins when we decide to take hold of our thought life. 


Navy SEAL training includes teaching the recruits positive self-talk. Apparently we say something like three hundred to one thousand words to ourselves every...

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June 05, 2022
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Christians are designed to live in and enjoy the benefits of two ecosystems, two realities — the physical and the spiritual, the earth and the heavens. 


Each world offers graces for human flourishing. The natural world is saturated...

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June 04, 2022
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One of the most profound surprises that has come about through walking with God has been with regard to people.

 

People make up a very large part of our lives. We’re surrounded by people. We deal with others every day, from the...

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June 03, 2022
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Is there any doubt that the God John beheld (Rev. 4:3, 6) was beautiful beyond description? But of course. God must be even more glorious than this glorious creation, for it "foretells" or "displays" the glory that is God's. John said...

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June 01, 2022
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But each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown...

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May 31, 2022
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We are looking for more of God. You’re far more likely to find him in a walk through an orchard or a sit by a pond than you are in a subway terminal. Of course God is with us and for us wherever we are, but in terms of refreshment, renewal, ...

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May 28, 2022
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When the going gets rough, we're going nowhere without desire. And the going will get rough. The world, the minions of darkness, and your own double-mindedness are all set against you. Just try coming alive, try living from your heart for the...

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May 27, 2022
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“May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world” (Gal. 6:14).

 

The Greek word here for “the world” we are crucified to is kosmos. It is...

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May 25, 2022
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Scripture tells us that we might at any time entertain an angel simply by welcoming a stranger. The serpent in the garden is really the Prince of Darkness. The carpenter from Nazareth — there is more to him than meets the eye as well. Things are...

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May 24, 2022
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The book “Killing Lions” is a conversation between John and Sam Eldredge about the trials young men face.

 

 

[Sam]  When we moved into our first place, Susie started having some intense nightmares,...

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May 22, 2022
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You might think that keeping Jesus all mysterious and heavenly is the proper thing to do, but consider this: When he came, he came as presented in the Gospels — very much human, a person, a man, with a very distinct personality. This is the...

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May 21, 2022
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I know I am not alone in this nagging sense of failing to measure up, a feeling of not being good enough as a woman. Every woman I've ever met feels it—something deeper than just the sense of failing at what she does. An underlying, gut...

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May 19, 2022
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Stasi Eldredge's book "Free to Be Me" helps teen girls become the young women God created them to be.

 

 

My experiences with the opposite sex in middle school and high school weren’t so great. When I was fifteen, I...

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May 18, 2022
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You will be tested. Like Jesus’ desert trial, the enemy comes, probing the perimeter. He knows your story, knows where the weak spots are. But this is our training. This is the spiritual equivalent of, “Take a high guard, like this....

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May 17, 2022
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The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,

because the LORD has anointed me

to proclaim good news to the poor.

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,

to proclaim freedom for the captives

and release from...

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May 15, 2022
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What exactly are you perfectly clear on these days? How about your life — why have things gone the way they have? Where was God in all that? And do you know what you ought to do next, with a deep, settled confidence that it will work out? Neither...

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May 14, 2022
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Once we come to accept that we can never find or hang on to the life we have been seeking, what then? As Dallas Willard writes, it matters for all the world to know that life is ahead of us.


I meet many faithful Christians...

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May 13, 2022
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Resignation is not just the sigh that groans with something gone wrong. Such a sigh can be redemptive if it does not let go of the Haunting we have all experienced of something presently lost. Resignation is the acceptance of the loss as final....

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May 12, 2022
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God has given each of us an inheritance in Christ. Jesus came that we might have life and life to the full. When we get into relationships with people or institutions or into patterns of behavior or addictions that are not God’s highest for us,...

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