Category: Meditations

Do You Need to Pray for Boldness?

Growing up, I heard story after story of people who got to witness to others on airplane rides. Their seatmates were captive audiences, and apparently always eager to hear about the gospel! I thought it was a great way to witness, and when it was my turn to fly, I started praying for boldness to speak […]

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Be Angry, and Do Not Sin

Log on to social media, and arguments over the issue of immigrant children fill at least half your newsfeed. Without getting bogged down in the details, I will say that I absolutely hate seeing children mistreated in any way. I get angry over injustice and oppression, whether of children or any other group of people. […]

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Rejoicing in the Incomprehensibility of God

Are you ever discouraged by the incomprehensibility and mysteries of God? His ways and character are truly unmeasurable by any standard we can use. They are incomprehensible to anyone with finite human understanding. Just read through the last five chapters of Job, and marvel at the divine mysteries of the universe that no human can explain. Read […]

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Do You Matter More Than God?

Do you matter more than God? That’s kind of a silly question, isn’t it? Any decent Christian is going to respond quickly with a big fat NO. But sometimes our actions disagree with that answer! For instance, when we . . . whine about interruptions or inconveniences. complain about being too busy or stressed. throw […]

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How to Reach Your Goals This Year

Have you decided what you want to accomplish this year? It doesn’t have to be anything huge like earning a degree, buying a house, or reaching your goal weight . . . it could be improving a relationship, learning a new skill, sticking with a certain habit, or developing a particular character trait. In fact, […]

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Do Personality Tests Add Value?

Personality tests are all the rage right now. From the “just for fun” quizzes on Facebook (what color are you? which state should you live in? who’s your historical twin?) to the more serious assessments used in the workplace (MBTI, StrengthsFinder) and counselor’s office (Love Languages, Birth Order, Enneagram), we are a culture consumed with learning […]

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Peace in the Midst of Your Storm

Wildfires raging out of control in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Catastrophic record-breaking flooding in Texas. Severe threats from Irma across Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. How can you find peace when you lift up your eyes and all you see is orange sky and smoke-covered sun? When you wade through chest-high water to find […]

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