We make checklists for our workdays. We create to-do lists for home projects. We plan out the dinners we’ll cook for the upcoming week. We schedule our workouts into our morning or evening.
So why don’t we plan out our spiritual life with a similar amount of thought or in a concrete way? Why don’t we come at our faith with the same intention and focus and purpose? French writer and poet Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said, “A goal without a... Read More
Let me just start by saying your situation stinks. It’s beyond tough. I don’t understand, and I’m not going to pretend I can relate. I don’t have cancer, and I haven’t experienced your pain. I don’t even know you.
But I don’t want you to end your life, to surrender voluntarily the few days and moments God still has planned for you here on earth—moments that have a purpose, at least to God.
I know all your reasons... Read More
To be honest, I did not want to write about this topic. Nope. Not one bit. When a message appeared in my inbox suggesting I blog about sexual atheism among Christians, my head thought, “No way. Don’t wanna go there.” Christians and their sexual choices . . . it’s such a sensitive, heavy topic. I didn’t want to deal with it at all. It’s so hard to talk about this stuff without sounding judgy. And I never know what to... Read More
“Getting sick made me realize that I’ve been sleepwalking through my life. I’m awake for the first time and don’t want to fall back into numbness again.” As I read these words in a self-improvement book last week, I was struck with a feeling of restlessness.
We’ve all heard some sort of variation of the popular question, “What would you do if you knew today was your last day to live?” There’s even a country song, Tim McGraw’s “Live Like... Read More
Getting other people to do what you want … is that ever your dilemma?
Sometimes people don’t get in tune with what we think is right – because we are wrong. And we have to approach this subject with a lot of humility.
Am I sure that the course I’ve laid out for my teenage kid is really a Godly thing? Or am I just leaning on my children to be like me? I personally struggle with this a lot.... Read More